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    DescriptionThe chief object of the following pages is to indicate some of the earliest ideas of mankind, as they are reflected in Ancient Law, and to point out the relation of those ideas to modern thought. Much of the inquiry attempted could not have been prosecuted with the slightest hope of a useful result if there had not existed a body of law, like that of the Romans, bearing in its earliest portions the traces of the most remote antiquity and supplying from its later rules the staple of the civil institutions by which modern society is even now controlled. The necessity of taking the Roman law as a typical system has compelled the author to draw from it what may appear a disproportionate number of his illustrations; but it has not been his intention to write a treatise on Roman jurisprudence, and he has as much as possible avoided all discussions which might give that appearance to his work. The space allotted in the third and fourth chapter to certain philosophical theories of the Roman Jurisconsults has been appropriated to them for two reasons. In the first place, those theories appear to the author to have had a wider and more permanent influence on the thought and action of the world than is usually supposed. Secondly, they are believed to be the ultimate source of most of the views which have been prevalent, till quite recently, on the subjects treated of in this volume. It was impossible for the author to proceed far with his undertaking without stating his opinion on the origin, meaning, and value of those speculations.


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    Title
    Ancient Law
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sir Henry James Sumner Maine
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 196
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 11 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781595477088
    ISBN 10: 159547708X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAW
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S5.0
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    LC classification: K
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036000
    B&T General Subject: 490
    BIC subject category V2: LAZ
    Abridged Dewey: 340
    DC21: 340.53
    DC22: 340.53
    BISAC V2.8: LAW060000
    Publisher
    Nuvision Publications
    Imprint name
    Nuvision Publications
    Publication date
    30 April 2008