Roman Law Essentials (2ed)

Roman Law Essentials (2ed)
Roman Law Essentials (2ed)
Anderson, C
Edinburgh University Press

Roman Law Essentialsprovides a clear overview of the structure of Roman government and society. It first introduces the sources and development of Roman Law. Then, it examines the three keystones of Roman Law: The Law of Persons, The Law of Things and the Law of Actions. The final section appraises the reception of Roman Law into medieval Canon Law and the Ius Commune, from which many of the world's leading legal systems developed. The guide gives special attention to the evolution of Scots Law from Roman Law.

Key Features

  • Case studies have been updated for the second edition
  • Compares Roman law with other early legal systems to show why Roman law was special and how it was folded into other medieval legal structures in Europe and Britain
  • Summary sections of Essential Facts and Essential Cases to help students remember the key elements of the subject.

Contents: Table of CasesTable of Statutes Note on the Citation of Roman Sources 1. Historical Introduction 2. Sources and Development of Roman Law 3. The Law of Persons 4. The Law of Things: Rights in Property 5. The Law of Things: Acquisition of Ownership 6. The Law of Things: Succession 7. The Law of Things: Contracts 8. The Law of Things: Delicts 9. The Law of Things: Other Obligations 10. The Law of Actions 11. The Reception of Roman Law.

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