Textbook on Roman Law (5ed)

Textbook on Roman Law
Textbook on Roman Law (5ed)
Du Plessis, PJ
9780198736226
30/04/2015
5
£37.99
Pb
Oxford University Press

Borkowski's Textbook on Roman Law is the leading textbook in the field of Roman law, and has been written with undergraduate students firmly in mind.

The book provides an accessible and highly engaging account of Roman private law and civil procedure, with coverage of all key topics, including the Roman legal system, and the law of persons, property, and obligations.

The author sets the law in its social and historical context, and demonstrates the impact of Roman law on our modern legal systems. For the fifth edition, Paul du Plessis has included references to a wide range of scholarly texts, to ground his judicious account of Roman law firmly in contemporary scholarship. He has also added examples from legal practice, as well as truncated timelines at the start of each chapter to illustrate how the law developed over time.

The book contains a wealth of learning features, including chapter summaries, diagrams and maps. A major feature of the book is the inclusion throughout of extracts in translation from the most important sources of Roman law: the Digest and the Institutes of Justinian. Annotated further reading sections at the end of each chapter act as a guide to further enquiry.

  • The only contemporary textbook in the field of Roman law
  • Contains a wide range of supportive learning features: chapter summaries, bibliographies, diagrams, maps, timelines and annotated further reading
  • Begins with a concise historical sketch of Rome and the Romans and provides an overview of the impact of Roman law on modern legal systems
  • Contains extracts from important Roman sources: the Digest and the Institutes of Justinian
  • Supported by an extensive Online Resource Centre, including multiple choice questions and answers, timelines, biographies and much more

New to this edition

  • The main text has been refined and updated to reflect current scholarly opinions
  • References to the latest legal scholarship on Roman law, such as Hausmaninger, Gamauf and Sheets' A Casebook on Roman Property, have been included to enable students and course lecturers to follow the most recent developments in the field
  • The accompanying website has been comprehensively reworked to ensure greater interaction between the text and the online material

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