Roman Law in European History

Roman Law in European History

by Peter Stein
     
 

This is a short and succinct summary of the unique position of Roman law in European culture by a legal historian. Peter Stein's study assesses the impact of Roman law in the ancient world and its continued unifying influence throughout medieval and modern Europe. See more details below

Overview

This is a short and succinct summary of the unique position of Roman law in European culture by a legal historian. Peter Stein's study assesses the impact of Roman law in the ancient world and its continued unifying influence throughout medieval and modern Europe.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521643726
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Pages:
148
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.51(d)
Lexile:
1400L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

Peter Stein has been a highly successful writer, editor, designer, and art director for more than twenty years. He is the author of seven gift books, including Age Is Nothing, Attitude Is Everything and Fine Friends: A Little Book About You and Me. He lives in Petaluma, California.

Table of Contents

List of abbreviations
Chronology
1Introduction1
2Roman law in antiquity3
1The law of the Twelve Tables3
2Legal development by interpretation7
3The praetor and the control of remedies8
4The ius gentium and the advent of jurists12
5The empire and the law14
6The jurists in the classical period16
7The ordering of the law18
8The culmination of classical jurisprudence20
9The division of the empire22
10Post-classical law and procedure24
11The end of the western empire29
12Justinian and the Corpus iuris32
3The revival of Justinian's law38
1Roman law and Germanic law in the West38
2Church and empire41
3The rediscovery of the Digest43
4The civil law glossators45
5Civil law and canon law49
6The attraction of the Bologna studium52
7The new learning outside Italy54
8Applied civil law: legal procedure57
9Applied civil law: legislative power59
10Civil law and custom61
11Civil law and local laws in the thirteenth century64
12The School of Orleans67
4Roman law and the nation state71
1The Commentators71
2The impact of humanism75
3Humanism and the civil law76
4The civil law becomes a science79
5The ordering of the customary law83
6The Bartolist reaction85
7The Reception of Roman law86
8The Reception in Germany88
9Court practice as a source of law92
10Civil law and natural law94
11Civil law and international law96
12Theory and practice in the Netherlands97
5Roman law and codification104
1Roman law and national laws104
2The mature natural law107
3The codification movement110
4Early codifications in Germany and Austria111
5Pothier and the French Civil Code114
6The German historical school115
7Pandect-science and the German Civil Code119
8Nineteenth-century legal science outside Germany123
9Roman law in the twentieth century128
Index133

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