Roman Law And The Legal World Of The Romans

Author: Andrew M. Riggsby
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052168711X
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In this book, Andrew Riggsby offers a survey of the main areas of Roman law, both substantive and procedural, and how the legal world interacted with the rest of Roman life. Emphasizing basic concepts, he recounts its historical development and focuses in particular on the later Republic and early centuries of the Roman Empire. The volume is designed as an introductory work, with brief chapters that will be accessible to college students with little knowledge of legal matters or Roman antiquity. The text is also free of technical language and Latin terminology. It can be used in courses on Roman law, Roman history, or comparative law, but it will also serve as a useful reference for more advanced students and scholars.

New Commentary On The Code Of Canon Law Study Edition

Author: John P. Beal
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 0809140667
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Now in paperback! Here is an entirely new and comprehensive commentary by canon lawyers from North America and Europe, with a revised English translation of the Code. It reflects the enormous developments in canon law since the publication of the original commentary.

New features:

o A focus on the lived experience of the Latin Church since the promulgation of the 1983 Code
o Inclusion of significant canonical developments made since 1983 by the Council for the Interpretation of Legislative Texts, as well as recent Papal statements
o An accounting of disputed canonical questions such as lay exercises of jurisdiction
o An effort to take into consideration the 1990 Eastern Code
o An effort to engage other commentaries on the 1983 code that have been published since its promulgation

An indispensable pastoral reference work, this book belongs in every parish, rectory, university and seminary library.

First Place Winner, Reference Books category, 2001 CPA Awards


The Cambridge Companion To Roman Law Cambridge Companions To The Ancient World

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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521719941
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This book reflects the wide range of current scholarship on Roman law. The essays, newly-commissioned for this volume, cover the sources of evidence for classical Roman law; the elements of private law, as well as criminal and public law; and the second life of Roman law in Byzantium, in civil and canon law, and in political discourse from AD 1100 to the present. Roman law nowadays is studied in many different ways, which is reflected in the diversity of approaches in the essays. Some focus on how the law evolved in ancient Rome, others on its place in the daily life of the Roman citizen, still others on how Roman legal concepts and doctrines have been deployed through the ages. All of them are responses to one and the same thing: the sheer intellectual vitality of Roman law, which has secured its place as a central element in the intellectual tradition and history of the West.

Studying Roman Law Classical World

Author: Paul du Plessis
Publisher: Bristol Classical Press
ISBN: 1780930267
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Studying Roman Law is an introductory guide aimed at sixth-formers, students and those with a general interest wishing to obtain a basic overview of Roman private law during the first three centuries of the Common Era. It is not meant to be a replacement for more comprehensive and technical manuals on Roman law, but should rather be seen as introductory reading. It contains a basic overview of the sources of Roman private law and a guide to their use together with a survey of the main areas of the law using primary sources in translation. It also explains the different contexts in which these rules arose and operated as well as the mechanisms by which they were enforced against the backdrop of one of the most sophisticated and influential legal systems of the ancient world.


Defence Speeches Oxford World S Classics

Author: Cicero
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199537909
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Cicero (106-43 BC) was the greatest orator of the ancient world. He dominated the Roman courts, usually appearing for the defense. His speeches are masterpieces of persuasion. They are compellingly written, emotionally powerful, and sometimes hilariously funny. This book presents five of his most famous defenses: of Roscius, falsely accused of murdering his father; of the consul-elect Murena, accused of electoral bribery; of the poet Archias, on a citizenship charge; of Caelius, ex-lover of Clodia Metelli, on charges of violence; and of Milo, for murdering Cicero's hated enemy Clodius. Cicero's clients were rarely innocent; but so seductive is his oratory that the reader cannot help taking his side. In these speeches we are plunged into some of the most exciting courtroom dramas of all time. These new translations preserve Cicero's literary artistry and emotional force, while achieving new standards of accuracy. Each speech has its own introduction, and a general introduction discusses Cicero's public career and the criminal courts. The substantial explanatory notes smoothly guide the reader through the speeches, allowing a clearer understanding of the text.

Empires Of Trust How Rome Built And America Is Building A New World

Author: Thomas F. Madden
Publisher: Plume
ISBN: 0452295459
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An acclaimed historian offers an optimistic view of the future of the United States in the light of Roman history

Maybe the end of the American ascendancy is not upon us. Maybe the U.S. will continue to dominate the world for centuries. Now award-winning historian Thomas Madden delivers an optimistic view of our nation's future.

Madden shows that the power of the ancient Roman republic and the U.S. was built on trust between allies, not the conquest of enemies. The far-reaching implications of this fact are essential reading for anyone who cares about the challenges we face now and in the years ahead.

Packed with stories from Roman history that offer amazingly obvious and explicitly stated parallels to our recent history, Empires of Trust is a narrative pleasure and a hopeful inspiration.

A Casebook On Roman Family Law American Philological Association Classical Resources

Author: Bruce W. Frier
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195161866
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The Roman household (familia) was in many respects dramatically different from the modern family. From the early Roman Empire (30 B.C. to about A.D. 250) there survive many legal sources that describe Roman households, often in the most intimate detail. The subject matter of these ancient sources includes marriage and divorce, the property aspects of marriage, the pattern of authority within households, the transmission of property between generations, and the supervision of Roman orphans.

This casebook presents 235 representative texts drawn largely from Roman legal sources, especially Justinian's Digest. These cases and the discussion questions that follow provide a good introduction to the basic legal problems associated with the ordinary families of Roman citizens. The arrangement of materials conveys to students an understanding of the basic rules of Roman family law while also providing them with the means to question these rules and explore the broader legal principles that underlie them.

Included cases invite the reader to wrestle with actual Roman legal problems, as well as to think about Roman solutions in relation to modern law. In the process, the reader should gain confidence in handling fundamental forms of legal thinking, which have persisted virtually unchanged from Roman times until the present.

This volume also contains a glossary of technical terms, biographies of the jurists, basic bibliographies of useful secondary literature, and a detailed introduction to the scholarly topics associated with Roman family law.

A course based on this casebook should be of interest to anyone who wishes to understand better Roman social history, either as part of a larger Classical Civilization curriculum or as a preparation for law school.

A Casebook On Roman Property Law American Philological Association Classical Resources

Author: Herbert Hausmaninger
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199791139
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This book provides a thorough introduction to Roman property law by means of "cases," consisting of brief excerpts from Roman juristic sources in the original Latin with accompanying English translations. The cases are selected and grouped so as to provide an overview of each topic and an orderly exposition of its parts. To each case is attached a set of questions that invite the reader to, e.g., clarify ambiguities in the jurist's argument, reconcile one holding with another, supply missing but necessary facts to account for the holding, and/or engage in other analytical activities. The casebook also illustrates the survival and adaptation of elements of Roman property law in the modern European civil codes, especially the three most influential of those codes: the General Civil Code of Austria (Allgemeines B├╝rgerliches Gesetzbuch), the German Civil Code (B├╝rgerliches Gesetzbuch), and the Civil Code of Switzerland (Zivilgesetzbuch). All code excerpts are accompanied by English translations. By comparing and contrasting how the codes have adopted, adapted, or rejected an underlying Roman rule or concept, it is possible for the reader to observe the dynamic character and continuing life of the Roman legal tradition. To facilitate comparison with corresponding rules and concepts in the English common law tradition, additional texts and questions prepared by the translator will be mounted on an accompanying website, www.oup.com/us/romanpropertylaw.

American Empire The Realities And Consequences Of U S Diplomacy

Author: Andrew J. Bacevich
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674013751
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In a challenging, provocative book, Andrew Bacevich reconsiders the assumptions and purposes governing the exercise of American global power. Examining the presidencies of George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton--as well as George W. Bush's first year in office--he demolishes the view that the United States has failed to devise a replacement for containment as a basis for foreign policy. He finds instead that successive post-Cold War administrations have adhered to a well-defined "strategy of openness." Motivated by the imperative of economic expansionism, that strategy aims to foster an open and integrated international order, thereby perpetuating the undisputed primacy of the world's sole remaining superpower. Moreover, openness is not a new strategy, but has been an abiding preoccupation of policymakers as far back as Woodrow Wilson.

Although based on expectations that eliminating barriers to the movement of trade, capital, and ideas nurtures not only affluence but also democracy, the aggressive pursuit of openness has met considerable resistance. To overcome that resistance, U.S. policymakers have with increasing frequency resorted to force, and military power has emerged as never before as the preferred instrument of American statecraft, resulting in the progressive militarization of U.S. foreign policy.

Neither indictment nor celebration, American Empire sees the drive for openness for what it is--a breathtakingly ambitious project aimed at erecting a global imperium. Large questions remain about that project's feasibility and about the human, financial, and moral costs that it will entail. By penetrating the illusions obscuring the reality of U.S. policy, this book marks an essential first step toward finding the answers.


Roman Law In Context

Author: David Johnston
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139425803
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The book involves the minimum of legal technicality and is intended to be accessible to students and teachers of Roman history as well as interested general readers.

Roman Law In European History

Author: Peter Stein
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521643795
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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.

The Cambridge Companion To Roman Law

Author: David Johnston
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521895642
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This book reflects the wide range of current scholarship on Roman law, covering private, criminal and public law.

Legitimacy And Law In The Roman World

Author: Elizabeth A. Meyer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139449113
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This book investigates the historical significance of this resonant form of writing; its power to order the human realm and cosmos and to make documents efficacious; its role in court; the uneven spread - an aspect of Romanization - of this ...

Obligations In Roman Law

Author: Thomas A. J. McGinn
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472118439
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Explores a fundamental building block of Roman life

Roman Law Comparative Law

Author: Alan Watson
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820312613
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Provides a comprehensive description of the system of Roman law, discussing slavery, property, contracts, delicts and succession.

The Roman Law Tradition

Author: A. D. E. Lewis
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521441995
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In The Roman Law Tradition a general editorial introduction complements a series of more detailed essays by an international team of distinguished legal scholars exploring the various ways in which Roman law has affected and continues to ...

Murder Was Not A Crime

Author: Judy E. Gaughan
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292721110
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Revealing the significant relationship between political power and attitudes toward homicide in the Roman republic, Murder Was Not a Crime describes a legal system through which families (rather than the government) were given the power to ...