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An Introduction to Roman Law

An Introduction to Roman Law

Paperback Clarendon Law Series

By (author) Barry Nicholas, By (author) Ernest Metzger

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  • Publisher: Clarendon Press
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 136mm x 214mm x 22mm | 380g
  • Publication date: 19 February 1976
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0198760639
  • ISBN 13: 9780198760634
  • Edition statement: Revised ed.
  • Sales rank: 210,301

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This book sketches the history of Roman Private Law from the Twelve Tables to modern times, and sets out the elements of the system. It does not attempt to summarize the whole law, but explains and evaluates its most characteristic and influential features. This edition contains additional material provided by Ernest Metzger, including an introductory foreward, a revised bibliography, and a glossary of Latin terms.

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Professor Ernest Metzger is Douglas Professor of Civil Law at the University of Glasgow

Table of contents

FOREWORD ; PREFACE ; HISTORY AND SOURCES OF THE LAW ; I. Introduction ; II. Sources of the Law ; III. The Work of Justinian ; IV. The Second Life of Roman Law ; V. Ius Naturale, Ius Gentium ; LAW OF PERSONS ; LAW OF PROPERTY ; LAW OF OBLIGATIONS ; I. Contracts ; II. Delict and Quasi-Delict ; III. Quasi-Contract ; SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY ; GLOSSARY ; INDEX