The Oxford Handbook of Roman Law and Society

Hardcover | December 1, 2016

EditorPaul J. du Plessis, Clifford Ando, Kaius Tuori

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The Oxford Handbook of Roman Law and Society surveys the landscape of contemporary research and charts principal directions of future inquiry. More than a history of doctrine or an account of jurisprudence, the Handbook brings to bear upon Roman legal study the full range of intellectualresources of contemporary legal history, from comparison to popular constitutionalism, from international private law to law and society, thereby setting itself apart from other volumes as a unique contribution to scholarship on its subject. The Handbook brings the study of Roman law into closer alignment and dialogue with historical, sociological, and anthropological research into law in other periods. It will therefore be of value not only to ancient historians and legal historians already focused on the ancient world, but tohistorians of all periods interested in law and its complex and multifaceted relationship to society.

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The Oxford Handbook of Roman Law and Society surveys the landscape of contemporary research and charts principal directions of future inquiry. More than a history of doctrine or an account of jurisprudence, the Handbook brings to bear upon Roman legal study the full range of intellectualresources of contemporary legal history, from com...

Paul du Plessis is a legal historian whose research interests include Roman law, medieval interpretations of Roman law, Roman-Dutch law, the historical development of the civilian tradition in mixed jurisdictions, the relationship between law and history as well as between law and society in a historical context. He is a member of vari...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:688 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.98 inPublished:December 1, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part I: Introduction1. Paul J. du Plessis, Clifford Ando and Kaius Tuori: A Word from the Editors2. Janne Polonen: Framing "Law and Society" in the Roman WorldPart II: Reading Roman Law3. Dario Mantovani: More than Codes: Roman Ways of Organising and Giving Access to Legal Information4. Tommaso Begio: Epigraphy5. Jose Luis Alonso Rodriguez: Juristic Papyrology and Roman Law6. Michele Lowrie: Roman Law and Latin LiteraturePart III: The Constitutional Structure of the Roman State7. Francisco Pina Polo: SPQR: Institutions and Popular Participation in the Roman Republic8. Werner Eck: The Emperor, the Law and Imperial Administration9. John Richardson: Provincial Administration10. Saskia T. Roselaar: Local Administration11. Jonathan S. Perry: Collegia and Their Impact on the Constitutional Structure of the Roman StatePart IV: Legal Professionals and Legal Culture12. Jill Harries: Legal Education and Training of Lawyers13. Michael Peachin: Lawyers in Administration14. Ulrike Babusiaux: Legal Writing and Legal Reasoning15. Jacob Giltaij: Greek Philosophy and Classical Roman Law16. Agnieszka Kacprzak: Rhetoric and Roman LawPart V: Settling DisputesCivil Actions and Civil Procedure17. Frederik Vervaet: Magistrates that Made and Applied the Law18. Leanne Bablitz: Roman Courts and Private Arbitration19. Ernest Metzger: Republican Civil Procedure: Sanctioning Reluctant Defendants20. Thomas Rufner: Imperial Cognitio Process21. Elizabeth A. Meyer: Evidence and Argument: The Truth of Prestige and its Performance22. Clifford Ando: Legal Pluralism in PracticeCriminal Law and Social Order23. Christopher Fuhrmann: Police Functions and Public Order24. Andrew Riggsby: Public and Private Criminal Law25. Ari Z. Bryen: Crimes against the Individual: Violence and Sexual Crimes26. Callie Williamson: Crimes Against the StatePart VI Persons Before the LawStatus27. Tristan S. Taylor: Social Status, Legal Status, and Legal Privilege28. Robert Knapp: Legally Marginalised Groups-The Empire29. Benjamin Kelly: Repression, Resistance and Rebellion30. Richard Gamauf: Slavery: Social Position and Legal Capacity31. Henrik Mouritsen: EmancipationGender32. Matthew J. Perry: Defining Gender33. Eva Cantarella: Woman and Patriarchy in Roman Law34. Verena Halbwachs: Women as Legal ActorsPart VII Legal RelationsPersons and Family35. Suzanne Dixon: Family36. Jakub Urbanik: Husband and Wife37. Ville Vuolanto: Child and Parent in Roman Law38. Eva Jakab: InheritanceProperty39. Richard A. Epstein: The Economic Structure of Roman Property Law40. Luigi Capogrossi Colognesi: Ownership and Power in Roman Law41. Christian Baldus: Possession42. Andrea Jordens: Possession and Provincial PracticeObligations43. David Ibbetson: Obligatio in Roman Law and Society44. Roberto Fiori: Contracts, Commerce and Roman Society45. Floriana Cursi: The Scope and Function of Civil Wrongs in Roman SocietyEconomics46. Egbert Koops: Price Setting and Other Attempts to Control the Economy47. Jean-Jacques Aubert: Law, Business Ventures and Trade48. Paul J. du Plessis: Urban Landlords and Tenants49. Dennis P. Kehoe: Tenure of Land and Agricultural Regulation50. Luuk de Ligt: Roman Law, Markets and Market Prices