Author: Bruce W. Frier,Thomas A. J. McGinn,Thomas A. McGinn

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195161861

Category: History

Page: 506

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The Roman household (familia) was in many respects dramatically different from the modern family. From the early Roman Empire (30 B.C. to about A.D. 250) there survive many legal sources that describe Roman households, often in the most intimate detail. The subject matter of these ancient sources includes marriage and divorce, the property aspects of marriage, the pattern of authority within households, the transmission of property between generations, and the supervision of Roman orphans. This casebook presents 235 representative texts drawn largely from Roman legal sources, especially Justinian's Digest. These cases and the discussion questions that follow provide a good introduction to the basic legal problems associated with the ordinary families of Roman citizens. The arrangement of materials conveys to students an understanding of the basic rules of Roman family law while also providing them with the means to question these rules and explore the broader legal principles that underlie them. Included cases invite the reader to wrestle with actual Roman legal problems, as well as to think about Roman solutions in relation to modern law. In the process, the reader should gain confidence in handling fundamental forms of legal thinking, which have persisted virtually unchanged from Roman times until the present. This volume also contains a glossary of technical terms, biographies of the jurists, basic bibliographies of useful secondary literature, and a detailed introduction to the scholarly topics associated with Roman family law. A course based on this casebook should be of interest to anyone who wishes to understand better Roman social history, either as part of a larger Classical Civilization curriculum or as a preparation for law school.
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Die Geschichte der HeLa-Zellen

Author: Rebecca Skloot

Publisher: Irisiana

ISBN: 3641051754

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

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Dieses Buch betrifft uns alle Sie waren notwendig, um Fortschritte gegen Krebs und AIDS zu erzielen. Klonen und Genforschung wäre ohne sie nicht möglich gewesen. Kurz: Die größten Erfolge der Medizin der letzten Jahrzehnte basieren auf der Entdeckung der HeLa-Zellen. Hinter dem Kürzel verbirgt sich eine Frau namens Henrietta Lacks. Die Afroamerikanerin aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen starb 1951 jung an Gebärmutterhalskrebs. Zuvor wurden ihr ohne ihr Wissen Zellproben entnommen, die sich überraschenderweise vermehrten. Damit war der entscheidende Durchbruch in der Zellkulturforschung geschafft. Die prämierte Wissenschaftsjournalistin Rebecca Skloot stellt in ihrem brillant verfassten Buch wichtige Jahrzehnte der Medizingeschichte vor und wirft dabei immer wieder ethische Fragen auf. Sie erzählt die tragische Familiengeschichte der Lacks’, die von Rassismus und mangelnden Bildungschancen geprägt ist. Ihr Buch ist eine gekonnte Mischung aus Biografie, Medizingeschichte, Debattenbuch und beachtlichem Enthüllungsjournalismus.
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Author: Herbert Hausmaninger,Richard Gamauf

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0199791112

Category: History

Page: 342

View: 9900

This volume introduces Roman property law by means of "cases" consisting of brief excerpts from Roman juristic sources in Latin with English translations. The cases are followed by series of analytical questions and translated excerpts from modern civil codes to illustrate the dynamic character and continuing life of the Roman legal tradition.
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eine Untersuchung im Rahmen der Gesellschaftspolitik des Princeps

Author: Angelika Mette-Dittmann

Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag

ISBN: 9783515058766

Category: History

Page: 220

View: 4944

Die Ehegesetze des Augustus, so die These dieser Arbeit, sind Teil des Etablierungsprozesses eines neuen politischen Herrschaftssystems, der Monarchie. Sie waren integraler Bestandteil augusteischer Gesellschaftspolitik, die im wesentlichen auf eine Stärkung der sozialen Hierarchie des Stände-Schichten-Gefueges durch Abgrenzung nach unten und durch eine hierarchische Formierung der Stände selber abzielte. Zum ersten Mal in der römischen Rechtsgeschichte wurde die familia zum Gegenstand einer systematischen Gesetzgebung, die die Beziehung zwischen Staat und familia in wichtigen Bereichen neu definierte und sie veränderten politischen und sozialhistorischen Gegebenheiten anzupassen versuchte.
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Author: Ingo Richter,Gunnar Folke Schuppert,Christian Bumke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783406475238

Category: Constitutional law

Page: 503

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Author: Paul du Plessis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199805156

Category:

Page: 25

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This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of the ancient world find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In classics, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is just one of many articles from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Classics, a continuously updated and growing online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through the scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of classics. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.aboutobo.com.
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An Introduction

Author: Rafael Domingo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351111450

Category: History

Page: 238

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Roman Law: An Introduction offers a clear and accessible introduction to Roman law for students of any legal tradition. In the thousand years between the Law of the Twelve Tables and Justinian’s massive Codification, the Romans developed the most sophisticated and comprehensive secular legal system of Antiquity, which remains at the heart of the civil law tradition of Europe, Latin America, and some countries of Asia and Africa. Roman lawyers created new legal concepts, ideas, rules, and mechanisms that most Western legal systems still apply. The study of Roman law thus facilitates understanding among people of different cultures by inspiring a kind of legal common sense and breadth of knowledge. Based on over twenty-five years’ experience teaching Roman law, this volume offers a comprehensive examination of the subject, as well as a historical introduction which contextualizes the Roman legal system for students who have no familiarity with Latin or knowledge of Roman history. More than a compilation of legal facts, the book captures the defining characteristics and principal achievements of Roman legal culture through a millennium of development.
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Author: N.A

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110927365

Category: Law

Page: 782

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The Kirchner book deciphers more than 9,000 abbreviations of German legal terminology. There is hardly any legal text without abbreviations. And not only lawyers must know what they mean. Every citizen who wants to understand legal texts comes across these word fragments.
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Author: Paul J du Plessis

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748668195

Category: Law

Page: 256

View: 8540

An interdisciplinary, edited collection on social science methodologies for approaching Roman legal sources. Roman law as a field of study is rapidly evolving to reflect new perspectives and approaches in research. Scholars who work on the subject are i
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Roman

Author: Jodi Picoult

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641212294

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 5836

Ruth Jefferson ist eine der besten Säuglingsschwestern des Mercy-West Haven Hospitals in Connecticut. Dennoch wird ihr die Versorgung eines Neugeborenen von der Klinikleitung untersagt – die Eltern wollen nicht, dass eine dunkelhäutige Frau ihr Baby berührt. Doch eines Tages arbeitet Ruth allein auf der Station und bemerkt, dass das Kind keine Luft mehr bekommt. Sie entscheidet schließlich, sich der Anweisung zu widersetzen und dem Jungen zu helfen. Doch ihre Hilfe kommt zu spät, und Ruth wird von den Eltern des Jungen angeklagt, schuld an dessen Tod zu sein. Ein nervenaufreibendes Verfahren beginnt ...
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Author: Géza Alföldy

Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag Wiesbaden gmbh

ISBN: 9783515098410

Category: History

Page: 399

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English summary: The 4th edition of "Römischen Sozialgeschichte" (Roman Social History) is an updated version of the 3rd edition from 1985. This new edition contains a significantly broadened scope, an extensive annotation apparatus, and a description of new literature that appeared since the publication of the 3rd edition. This edition is still the only summary representation of the history of the society of Rome from origins through late-antiquity. Its subject matter range over questions concerning the origins of the social arrangement, the individual classes and groups of the community, their permeability, conflicts, ideals, crises and their self-understanding in the individual epochs. This edition rests on the results of international research, thoroughly grounded in ancient literary and epigraphic sources and also affording room for the critical discussion over the controversial problems of the Roman social order. German description: Die 4. Auflage der Römischen Sozialgeschichte ist eine aktualisierte, auf den doppelten Umfang erweiterte und um einen umfangreichen Anmerkungsapparat sowie um ein Verzeichnis der in den letzten Jahrzehnten erschienenen Fachliteratur bereicherte Neuausgabe der im Jahre 1985 vorgelegten 3. Auflage. Sie ist nach wie vor die einzige zusammenfassende Darstellung der Geschichte der Gesellschaft Roms von den Anfängen bis zur Spätantike. Ihren Gegenstand bilden Fragen wie die Grundlagen fuer die soziale Gliederung, die einzelnen Schichten und Gruppen der Gesellschaft, ihre Durchlässigkeit, ihre Konflikte, ihre Ideale, ihre Krisen und ihr Selbstverständnis in den einzelnen Epochen. Sie stuetzt sich auf die Ergebnisse der internationalen Forschung, lässt durchgehend die antiken literarischen und epigraphischen Quellen sprechen und bietet auch Raum fuer die kritische Diskussion ueber umstrittene Probleme der römischen Sozialordnung.
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Essays in Honor of David J. Gouwens

Author: Warner M. Bailey,Lee C. Barrett

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630874949

Category: Religion

Page: 298

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The Theologically Formed Heart invites the reader to consider the role of theology in the formation of virtues and passions, and, conversely, the role of virtues and passions in understanding Scripture, theology, and living a Christian life. The essays in this volume are offered in appreciation of the teaching, scholarship, and service to the church and world of Professor of Theology David J. Gouwens. They are organized in three sections: theological reflections, Reformed theology in service to the church, and studies in the thought of Soren Kierkegaard. Four important issues are explored from multiple perspectives: the Church's coming to terms with religious pluralism in mission, inter-religious dialogue, theological education, and ecclesial life; the gospel's invitation to welcome communities of difference; Reformed aesthetics in Calvin's rhetoric and in contemporary hymnody; and Kierkegaard's contribution to theology and ecclesial practice. The aims of the book go beyond academic confines. Through reading the different essays, a personality will emerge who illustrates a life of scholarship that yields itself gladly to the God made known in Jesus Christ. Thus, beyond imparting new information, the book may inspire its readers to their own practice of theologically forming their hearts.
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Author: Jill Harries

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748653953

Category: History

Page: 384

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This book is about the reinvention of the Roman Empire during the eighty years between the accession of Diocletian and the death of Julian.
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Author: David Potter

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199986029

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 7513

No Roman emperor had a greater impact on the modern world than did Constantine. The reason is not simply that he converted to Christianity, but that he did so in a way that brought his subjects along after him. Indeed, this major new biography argues that Constantine's conversion is but one feature of a unique administrative style that enabled him to take control of an empire beset by internal rebellions and external threats by Persians and Goths. The vast record of Constantine's administration reveals a government careful in its exercise of power but capable of ruthless, even savage, actions. Constantine executed (or drove to suicide) his father-in-law, two brothers-in-law, his eldest son, and his once beloved wife. An unparalleled general throughout his life, planning a major assault on the Sassanian Empire in Persia even on his deathbed. Alongside the visionary who believed that his success came from the direct intervention of his God resided an aggressive warrior, a sometimes cruel partner, and an immensely shrewd ruler. These characteristics combined together in a long and remarkable career, which restored the Roman Empire to its former glory. Beginning with his first biographer Eusebius, Constantine's image has been subject to distortion. More recent revisions include John Carroll's view of him as the intellectual ancestor of the Holocaust (Constantine's Sword) and Dan Brown's presentation of him as the man who oversaw the reshaping of Christian history (The Da Vinci Code). In Constantine the Emperor, David Potter confronts each of these skewed and partial accounts to provide the most comprehensive, authoritative, and readable account of Constantine's extraordinary life.
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Author: Walter Rüegg,Asa Briggs

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406369537

Category: Education, Higher

Page: 542

View: 995

Dieses auf vier Bände angelegte Werk ist eine Geschichte der "Institution Universität" in Europa von ihrer Entstehung im Mittelalter bis in die heutige Zeit und zugleich eine vergleichende Geschichte der europäischen Universitäten sowie der außereuropäischen Universitäten, die nach europäischem Muster gegründet worden sind. Es wird auf Initiative der europäischen Rektorenkonferenz (CRE), der über 500 wissenschaftliche Hochschulen in 27 europäischen Staaten angehören, von einem internationalen Komitee namhafter Wissenschaftler unter dem Vorsitz von Walter Rüegg (Schweiz) herausgegeben. Absicht dieses Gemeinschaftswerkes ist es, die gesellschaftlichen Rahmenbedingungen und Aufgaben, die Merkmale geistiger und institutioneller Identität, die Strukturen, Gestaltungen und Hauptprobleme der europäischen Universitäten in ihren geschichtlichen Grundlagen und Veränderungen, aber auch in ihren regionalen Unterschieden, auf dem heutigen Forschungsstand vergleichend und zusammenfassend darzustellen.
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Author: Dieter Nörr

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406312328

Category: Homicide (Roman law)

Page: 228

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Author: Walter Scheidel

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004115255

Category: History

Page: 242

View: 1308

This volume provides the first comprehensive survey of current methods, progress and debates in Roman demography, and offers new insights into key issues of population change and reproductive behaviour in the Roman world from Italy to Egypt.
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