The Roman Law of Obligations by Peter BirksThe Roman Law of Obligations by Peter Birks

The Roman Law of Obligations

byPeter Birks

Paperback | July 16, 2016

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The Roman Law of Obligations presents a series of lectures delivered by the late Peter Birks as an introductory course in Roman law. Discovered in complete manuscript form following his death, the lectures are published here for the first time. The lectures present a clear conceptual map of the Roman law of obligations, guiding readers through the institutional structure of contract, delict, quasi-contract, and quasi-delict. They introduce readers to the terminology needed to understand the foundations of Roman law, and the conceptualframework of the law of obligations that left an enduring legacy on European private law. The lectures offer an invaluable introduction to Roman private law for those coming to the subject for the first time. They will also make stimulating reading for academics and lawyers interested in Roman law, European legal history, and the lasting influence of Roman law on modern privatelaw.
The late Peter Birks was Regius Professor of Civil Law in the University of Oxford, and Fellow of All Souls College. Widely renowned for his work on Roman law, the English law of obligations, and legal history, he was founder of the Clarendon Law Lectures, editor of the Clarendon Law Series, and editor of the Oxford English Law Series....
Title:The Roman Law of ObligationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:300 pagesPublished:July 16, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198719280

ISBN - 13:9780198719281

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Table of Contents

Editor's Introduction1. Obligations: The Conceptual MapPart I: Contracts2. The Organization of Roman Contract3. The Contract Litteris and The Role of Writing Generally4. Contracts Verbis5. Contracts Consensu6. Contracts RePart II: Delicts7. Furtum (Theft)8. Rapina (Robbery)9. Damnum Iniuria Datum (Loss Wrongfully Caused)10. Iniuria (Contempt)Part III: Miscellaneous Other Causes11. The Quasi CategoriesAppendices:Translated ExtractsQuestions

Editorial Reviews

"An absolute pleasure to read. Crisp, sharp and with humour, these lectures are colourful, thoroughly engrossing and intellectually rigorous... the beauty of Birks's lectures is that there is as much for a modern lawyer, who is willing to look, as there is for a student of Roman law." --Stephen Bogle, Law Quarterly Review