Roman Law in European History

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Cambridge University Press, May 13, 1999 - History - 137 pages
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Roman law has had a huge impact on European legal and political thought; Peter Stein, one of the world's leading legal historians, explains in this masterly short study how this came to be. Professor Stein assesses the impact of Roman law in the ancient world, and its continued unifying influence throughout medieval and modern Europe. Roman Law in European History is unparalleled in depth, lucidity and authority, and should prove of enormous utility for teachers and students (at all levels) of legal history, comparative law and European Studies.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Roman law in antiquity
3
2 Legal development by interpretation
7
3 The praetor and the control of Remedies
8
4 The ius gentium and the advent of jurists
12
5 The empire and the law
14
6 The jurists in the classical period
16
7 The Ordering of the law
18
12 The School of Orleans
67
Roman law and the nation state
71
2 The impact of humanism
75
3 Humanism and the civil law
76
4 The civil law becomes a science
79
5 The Ordering of the customary law
83
6 The Bartolist reaction
85
7 The Reception of Roman Law
86

8 The Culmination of classical jurisprudence
20
9 The division of the empire
22
1O Postclassical law
24
11 The end of the western empire
29
12 Justinian and the Corpus juries
32
The revival of Justinians law
38
2 Church and empire
41
3 The Rediscovery of the Digest
43
4 The civil law glossators
45
5 Civil law and canon law
49
6 The attraction of the Bologna studium
52
7 The new learning outside Italy
54
legal procedure
57
legislative power
59
10 Civil law and custom
61
11 Civil law and local laws in the thirteenth century
64
8 The Reception in Germany
88
9 Court practice as a source of law
92
10 Civil law and natural law
94
11 Civil law and international law
96
12 Theory and practice in the Netherlands
97
Roman law and codification
104
2 The mature natural law
107
3 The codification movement
110
4 Early codification in Germany and Austria
111
5 Pother and the French Civil Code
114
6 The German Historical School
115
8 NineteenthCentury legal Science outside Germany
123
9 Roman law in the twentieth century
128
Index
133
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