The Digest of Roman Law

Theft, Rapine, Damage and Insult
Author: Justinian
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141961368
Category: Law
Page: 192
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Codified by Justinian I and published under his aegis in A.D. 533, this celebrated work of legal history forms a fascinating picture of ordinary life in Rome.

The Digest of Roman Law

Theft, Rapine, Damage and Insult
Author: Justinian
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0140443436
Category: History
Page: 191
View: 6059

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Codified by Justinian I and published under his aegis in A.D. 533, this celebrated work of legal history forms a fascinating picture of ordinary life in Rome.

The Digest of Justinian


Author: Alan Watson
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812205537
Category: History
Page: 768
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When Justinian became sole ruler of the Byzantine Empire in A.D. 527, he ordered the preparation of three compilations of Roman law that together formed the Corpus Juris Civilis. These works have become known individually as the Code, which collected the legal pronouncements of the Roman emperors, the Institutes, an elementary student's textbook, and the Digest, by far the largest and most highly prized of the three compilations. The Digest was assembled by a team of sixteen academic lawyers commissioned by Justinian in 533 to cull everything of value from earlier Roman law. It was for centuries the focal point of legal education in the West and remains today an unprecedented collection of the commentaries of Roman jurists on the civil law. Commissioned by the Commonwealth Fund in 1978, Alan Watson assembled a team of thirty specialists to produce this magisterial translation, which was first completed and published in 1985 with Theodor Mommsen's Latin text of 1878 on facing pages. This paperback edition presents a corrected English-language text alone, with an introduction by Alan Watson. Links to the three other volumes in the set: Volume 1 [Books 1-15] Volume 2 [Books 16-29] Volume 4 [Books 41-50]

The Digest of Justinian


Author: Charles Henry Monro
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107657768
Category: Law
Page: 436
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Originally published in 1903, this two-volume work contains an English translation of the first fifteen books of the Digest of Justinian, which formed one part of Roman civil law. Monro uses the Latin text edited by Theodor Mommsen, and translates Latin legal terms by using explanatory substitute words, not by giving the nearest approximation of the idea in English law. Volume One contains the translation of the first six books of the Digest. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in late Roman law or the history of law in Europe.

The Roman Law of Damage to Property

Being a Commentary on the Title of the Digest Ad Legem Aquiliam (IX.2) : with an Introduction to the Study of the Corpus Juris Civilis
Author: Bernhard Erwin Grueber
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
ISBN: 1584774479
Category: History
Page: 288
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Grueber, Erwin. The Roman Law of Damage to Property, Being a Commentary on the Title of the Digest Ad Legem Aquiliam (IX. 2) with an Introduction to the Study of the Corpus Iuris Civilis. Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, 1886. xxv, 288 pp. Reprint available August 2004 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN 1-58477-447-9. Cloth. $80. * More than a commentary, this treatise is a thorough introduction to an important and influential area of Roman law. It begins with a detailed overview of the Corpus Juris Civilis. The next section is a passage-by-passage interpretation of the title "Concerning the Aquilia" from the Digest. (The texts are printed with parallel English translations.) This is followed by a systematic exposition of the Roman law of damage to property. The book concludes with a useful summary that provides a survey of the subject and indicates the location of key passages and topics.

Roman Law in European History


Author: Peter Stein
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521643795
Category: History
Page: 137
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This is a short and succinct summary of the unique position of Roman law in European culture by one of the world's leading legal historians. Peter Stein's masterly study assesses the impact of Roman law in the ancient world, and its continued unifying influence throughout medieval and modern Europe. Roman Law in European History is unparalleled in lucidity and authority, and should prove of enormous utility for teachers and students (at all levels) of legal history, comparative law and European Studies. Award-winning on its appearance in German translation, this English rendition of a magisterial work of interpretive synthesis is an invaluable contribution to the understanding of perhaps the most important European legal tradition of all.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 10: Law and Politics
Author: James W. Ely Jr.,Bradley G. Bond
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469616742
Category: Reference
Page: 456
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Volume 10 of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture combines two of the sections from the original edition, adding extensive updates and 53 entirely new articles. In the law section of this volume, 16 longer essays address broad concepts ranging from law schools to family law, from labor relations to school prayer. The 43 topical entries focus on specific legal cases and individuals, including historical legal professionals, parties from landmark cases, and even the fictional character Atticus Finch, highlighting the roles these individuals have played in shaping the identity of the region. The politics section includes 34 essays on matters such as Reconstruction, social class and politics, and immigration policy. New essays reflect the changing nature of southern politics, away from the one-party system long known as the "solid South" to the lively two-party politics now in play in the region. Seventy shorter topical entries cover individual politicians, political thinkers, and activists who have made significant contributions to the shaping of southern politics.

Borkowski's Textbook on Roman Law


Author: Paul du Plessis
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019957488X
Category: Law
Page: 427
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Rev. ed. of: Textbook on Roman law / Andrew Borkowski, Paul du Plessis. 3rd ed. c2005.

Roman Law & Comparative Law


Author: Alan Watson
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820312613
Category: Law
Page: 328
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Provides a comprehensive description of the system of Roman law, discussing slavery, property, contracts, delicts and succession. Also examines the ways in which Roman law influenced later legal systems such as the structure of European legal systems, tort law in the French civil code, differences between contract law in France and Germany, parameters of judicial reasoning, feudal law, and the interests of governments in making and communicating law.

Women and the Law in the Roman Empire

A Sourcebook on Marriage, Divorce and Widowhood
Author: Judith Evans Grubbs
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415152402
Category: History
Page: 349
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It is widely recognized that Roman law is an important source of information about women in the Roman world, and can present a more rounded and accurate picture than literary sources. This sourcebook fully exploits the rich legal material of the imperial period - from Augustus (31 BCE - 14 CE) to the end of the western Roman Empire (476 CE), incorporating both pagan and Christian eras, and explaining the rights women held under Roman law, the restrictions to which they were subject, and legal regulations on marriage, divorce and widowhood. The main focus is on the major legal texts (the Digest, the Institutes of Gaius, the Code of Justinian and the Theodosian Code), but a significant number of non-legal documentary sources are included. These are particularly important as they illustrate how the law worked in practice, and how this practice (particularly in the provinces) could differ from the letter of the law. Accessible English translations are enhanced by clear, concise background material, which includes useful explanation of historical and geographical context, and a helpful glossary of Roman legal and administrative terms completes the volume.