Roman Law and the Legal World of the Romans

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Cambridge University Press, Jun 14, 2010 - History - 283 pages
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In this book, Andrew Riggsby offers a survey of the main areas of Roman law, both substantive and procedural, and how the legal world interacted with the rest of Roman life. Emphasizing basic concepts, he recounts its historical development and focuses in particular on the later Republic and early centuries of the Roman Empire. The volume is designed as an introductory work, with brief chapters that will be accessible to college students with little knowledge of legal matters or Roman antiquity. The text is also free of technical language and Latin terminology. It can be used in courses on Roman law, Roman history, or comparative law, but it will also serve as a useful reference for more advanced students and scholars.
  

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Roman History  The Brief Version
11
3 Sources of Roman Law
25
4 Sources for Roman Law
35
5 The Legal Professions
47
6 Legal Education
57
7 Social Control
67
8 Legal Inequality
77
15 Inheritance
153
16 Women and Property
165
17 Family Law
173
18 Delict
187
19 Crimes and Punishments
195
20 Religious Law
205
21 Law in the Provinces
215
22 Conclusion
229

9 Writing and the Law
87
10 Status
99
11 Civil Procedure
111
12 Contracts
121
13 Ownership and Possession
135
14 Other Rights over Property
143
Documents
235
Glossary
265
Index
273
Further Reading
275
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About the author (2010)

Andrew M. Riggsby is professor of classics and of art and art history at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of Crime and Community in Ciceronian Rome and Caesar in Gaul and Rome: War in Words, which received the Association of American Publishers Professional Scholarly Publishing Division Award for Excellence in Classics and Ancient History in 2006.

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