This book equips both lawyer and historian with a complete history of Roman law, from its beginnings c.1000 BC through to its re-discovery in Europe where it was widely applied until the eighteenth century.
Combining a law specialist's informed perspective of legal history with a socio-political and cultural focus, it examines the sources of law, the ways in which these laws were applied and enforced, and the ways the law was influenced and progressed, with an exploration of civil and criminal procedures and special attention paid to legal science. The final chapter covers the history of Roman law in late antiquity and appraises the move towards the codification of law that culminated in the final statement of Roman law: the Corpus Iuris Civilis of Emperor Justinian. Throughout the book, George Mousourakis highlights the relationship between Roman law and Roman life by following the lines of the major historical developments.
Including bibliographic references and organized accessibly by historical era, this book is an excellent introduction to the history of Roman law for students of both law and ancient history.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.70(d)|
Table of Contents
1. The Monarchy and Early Republic: The Historical, Social and Constitutional Background 2. The Monarchy and Early Republic: The Sources of Law 3. The Monarchy and Early Republic: The Administration of Justice 4. The Late Republic: The Historical, Social and Constitutional Background 5. The Late Republic: The Sources of Law 6. The Late Republic: The Administration of Justice 7. The Principate: The Historical, Social and Constitutional Background 8. The Principate: The Sources of Law 9. The Principate: The Administration of Justice 10. The Dominate: The Historical, Social and Constitutional Background 11. The Dominate: The Sources of Law 12. The Dominate: The Administration of Justice 13. The Dominate: The Codification of Roman Law
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A Legal history of Rome is a superb introduction to the history of Roman law, the basis of much of contemporary jurisprudence. Combining readability and scholarship, this book enables readers to a profound understanding of the evolution of the Roman legal system, its formative ideas, its modes of thought and means of change. Professor Mousourakis has both the scholarship and the gift for sharing the fruits of it with his readers. This is a really classic book!
In this superbly written and thoroughly researched work Mousourakis offers a comprehensive account of the entire history of ancient Roman law - the basis of most modern legal systems. Throughout the book the evolution of legal sources and forms of legal procedure is elucidated in connection with the social, political and economic development of the Roman people. Probably the best book in its category in the market today and a work that readers of both law and history will enjoy and benefit from.