Author: Paul du Plessis
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Borkowski's Textbook on Roman Law is the leading textbook in the field of Roman law, and has been written with undergraduate students firmly in mind. The book provides an accessible and highly engaging account of Roman private law and civil procedure, with coverage of all key topics, including the Roman legal system, and the law of persons, property, and obligations. The author sets the law in its social and historical context, and demonstrates the impact of Roman law on our modern legal systems. For the fifth edition, Paul du Plessis has included references to a wide range of scholarly texts, to ground his judicious account of Roman law firmly in contemporary scholarship. He has also added examples from legal practice, as well as truncated timelines at the start of each chapter to illustrate how the law developed over time. The book contains a wealth of learning features, including chapter summaries, diagrams and maps. A major feature of the book is the inclusion throughout of extracts in translation from the most important sources of Roman law: the Digest and the Institutes of Justinian. Annotated further reading sections at the end of each chapter act as a guide to further enquiry. Online Resource Centre The book is accompanied by an extensive Online Resource Centre, containing the following resources: -Self-test multiple choice questions -Interactive timeline -Biographies of key figures -Glossary of Latin terms -Annotated web links -Original Latin versions of the extracts from the Digest and the Institutes of Justinian -Examples of textual analysis of Roman law texts -Guide to the literature and sources of Roman law
Author: Paul du Plessis
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Rev. ed. of: Textbook on Roman law / Andrew Borkowski, Paul du Plessis. 3rd ed. c2005.
Author: J. Andrew Borkowski,Paul J. du Plessis
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Within the space of a thousand years, Roman society transformed itself from an insignificant tribe on the Italian mainland struggling for territorial supremacy, to one of the most accomplished civilisations of the ancient world, whose Empire extended over the greater part of Western Europe, the Mediterranean and northern Africa. This transformation was not a chance event. It was a direct result of the Roman genius for government and the law. Through a relentless campaign of "empire building", Roman armies conquered and subjugated vast territories. Unlike other conquerors of the ancient world, however, the Romans were keenly aware that their dominance of these regions could only be maintained through a process of "Romanization" that included the installation of an effective bureaucracy utilising a flexible system of law. Although the Roman Empire was destined to disintegrate over time, its legal system left an indelible imprint on Western Europe. Roman law, as rediscovered by theItalian Glossators in the eleventh century, provided the conceptual foundation of many modern legal systems, and continues to provide an invaluable introduction to paradigms of legal thought and the study of legal concepts. Above all, Roman law is richly rewarding to study for its own sake, as a remarkable feat of organized good sense and structured orderliness. The book provides students with a lucid and readable exposition of Roman civil law and procedure. To make the subject more accessible, the author sets the law in the context of the history of Rome and keeps the use of Latin phrases to a minimum. A major feature of the book is the use of texts (in translation) from the most important sources of Roman law. The texts serve to illustrate the law and to make it more vivid for the reader. This third edition has been fully updated to reflect recent developments in Romanist scholarship. References to key articles and books have been incorporated into the text and further reading sections included at the end of each chapter. The final chapter on Roman law and the European ius commune has been substantially expanded. Online Resource Centre DT Glossary of Latin terms appearing in the text. DT Annotated web links to search engines and websites devoted to Roman law. DT Comprehensive time line incorporating Roman legal and social history. DT Short biographies of key figures in Roman legal history. DT Original Latin versions of citations reproduced in the book DT Multiple choice questions covering each chapter.
Author: Andrew Borkowski
Roman law constitutes one of the most important and enduring legacies from the ancient world to the modern. It has helped to shape many of the legal systems of today, and continues to provide an invaluable introduction to the study of legal concepts. The book provides students with an exposition of Roman civil law and procedure, setting the law in the context of the history of Rome and keeping the use of Latin phrases to a minimum. A major feature of the book is the use of texts from the ultimate source of Roman law, the "Digest of Justinian". The texts serve to illustrate the law and to make it more vivid for the reader. Emphasis is placed on the influence of Roman law on the modern world and more extensive reference to the fruits of Roman law scholarship.
Rethinking Enrichment by Transfer
Author: Helen Scott
Publisher: A&C Black
Conventional thinking teaches that the absence of liability - in particular contractual invalidity - is itself the reason for the restitution of transfers in the South African law of unjustified enrichment. However, this book argues that while the absence of a relationship of indebtedness is a necessary condition for restitution in such cases, it is not a sufficient condition. The book takes as its focus those instances in which the invalidity thesis is strongest, namely, those traditionally classified as instances of the condictio indebiti, the claim to recover undue transfers. It seeks to demonstrate that in all such instances it is necessary for the plaintiff to show not only the absence of his liability to transfer but also a specific reason for restitution, such as mistake, compulsion or incapacity. Furthermore, this book explores the reasons for the rise of unjust factors in South African law, attributing this development in part to the influence of the Roman-Dutch restitutio in integrum, an extraordinary, equitable remedy that has historically operated independently of the established enrichment remedies of the civilian tradition, and which even now remains imperfectly integrated into the substantive law of enrichment. Finally, the book seeks to defend in principled terms the mixed approach to enrichment by transfer (an approach based both on unjust factors and on the absence of a legal ground) which appears to characterise modern South African law. It advocates the rationalisation of the causes of action comprised within the condictio indebiti, many of which are subject to additional historically-determined requirements, in light of this mixed analysis.
Recording the Imprint of Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Rule
Author: Rhoads Murphey
The comparative study of empires has traditionally been addressed in the widest possible global historical perspective with comparison of New World empires such as the Aztecs and Incas side by side with the history of imperial Rome and the empires of China and Russia in the medieval and modern periods. Surprisingly little work has been carried out focusing on the evolution of state control and imperial administration in the same territory; approached in a rigorous and historically grounded fashion over a wide extent of historical time from late antiquity to the twentieth century. The empires of Rome, Byzantium, the Ottomans and the latter-day imperialists in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, all inherited or seized and sought to develop overlapping parts of a common territorial base in the Eastern Mediterranean and all struggled to contain, control or otherwise alter the political, cultural and spiritual allegiances of the same indigenous population groups that were brought under their rule and administration. The task undertaken in Imperial Lineages and Legacies in the Eastern Mediterranean is to investigate the balance between continuity and change adopted at various historical conjunctures when new imperial regimes were established and to expose common features and shared approaches to the challenge of imperial rule that united otherwise divergent societies and imperial administrations. The work incorporates the contributions by twelve scholars, each leading practitioners in their respective fields and each contributing their particular insights on the shared theme of imperial identity and legacy in the Mediterranean World of the pagan, Christian and Muslim eras.
Eine Rekonstruktion der Rechtsprechung des Bundesverfassungsgerichts
Author: Tobias Herbst
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
Die Rechtsprechung des Bundesverfassungsgerichts zu den Gesetzgebungskompetenzen hat bis heute einen eher kasuistischen Charakter. Tobias Herbst unternimmt eine Rekonstruktion dieser Rechtsprechung und eine Systematisierung der Kompetenzabgrenzung: Im Zentrum der Betrachtung stehen dabei nicht die Einzelkompetenzen in ihrer Vielfalt, sondern die methodischen und dogmatischen Gemeinsamkeiten bei deren Abgrenzung im Konfliktfall. Das Spektrum der behandelten Fragen umfasst unter anderem den Stellenwert der historischen Methode bei der Auslegung von Kompetenznormen, die Kompetenzneutralitat des materiellen Verfassungsrechts, die Berucksichtigung des Kontextes einer Regelung bei ihrer kompetentiellen Qualifikation, die Auflosung von Kompetenzkonkurrenzen, "ungeschriebene" Kompetenzen, materiellrechtliche Kompetenzausubungsschranken sowie den kompetenzbezogenen Einschatzungsspielraum des Gesetzgebers.
Author: Thomas Aquinas,R. W. Dyson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
A major addition to the Cambridge Texts series of writings by Thomas Aquinas (1225 74)."
Author: Beryl Rawson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Literary Criticism
A Companion to Families in the Greek and Roman Worlds draws from both established and current scholarship to offer a broad overview of the field, engage in contemporary debates, and pose stimulating questions about future development in the study of families. Provides up-to-date research on family structure from archaeology, art, social, cultural, and economic history Includes contributions from established and rising international scholars Features illustrations of families, children, slaves, and ritual life, along with maps and diagrams of sites and dwellings Honorable Mention for 2011 Single Volume Reference/Humanities & Social Sciences PROSE award granted by the Association of American Publishers
Author: J. Bamfield
Category: Social Science
An interdisciplinary study of retail crime as a cultural phenomenon, drawing on economics, criminology and management to present a comprehensive explanation for the growth in retail thefts. This topical study explores crime prevention as a management issue, using criminomics, a concept based on commercial realities rather than maximising arrests.
The Works of Master Vacarius (c.1115/1120-c.1200)
Author: Jason Taliadoros
Publisher: Brepols Pub
This book explores the legal and theological thought of Master Vacarius (c.1115/20 - c.1200), the renowned twelfth-century jurist. It focuses on this Italian master's four works, composed in the second half of the twelfth century, which deal with the resolution of conflict in law and theology. Vacarius is a paradox for scholars. They have found it difficult to reconcile his role as a legal teacher, notably through his textbook the Liber pauperum ('Book of the Poor'), which established a school of Roman law at Oxford, with his 'extra-legal' works on marriage, Christology and heretical theology. This study accounts for this paradox by exploring these three extra-legal treatises, composed in the 1160s and 1170s, in light of Vacarius' legal textbook. The author argues that Vacarius applies the legal method of the ius commune (European common law) to theological and sacramental debates. In this way, Vacarius represents a trend in medieval intellectual history, particular to the twelfth-century renaissance, which has been little appreciated to date - the hermeneutic of the 'lawyer-theologian'.
Ein Beitrag zur Rechtsvergleichung und Rechtsvereinheitlichung
Author: Dennis Walczak
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
Der Draft Common Frame of Reference (DCFR) ist der Versuch, ein Modell eines modernen gemeineuropaischen Privatrechts zu schaffen. Die 2009 erschienene Endfassung, die DCFR Outline Edition, enthalt auch umfassende Regelungen zum Erwerb und Verlust von Eigentum an beweglichen Sachen. Ebenfalls 2009 erschien die Full Edition des DCFR, die eine Kommentierung sowie rechtsvergleichende Anmerkungen enthalt. Wesentliches Leitmotiv des Gesamtprojekts ist die Starkung des europaischen Binnenmarktes durch Erleichterung des grenzuberschreitenden Handels. Die Verfasser fordern die europaische Privatrechtswissenschaft dazu auf, die Ergebnisse mit der eigenen Rechtsordnung zu vergleichen, sie im Hinblick auf anerkannte Rechtsprinzipien zu untersuchen, umfassend zu beurteilen und moglicherweise sogar Schlusse fur die eigene Rechtsordnung zu ziehen. Dennis Walczak tut genau dies hinsichtlich der Eigentumsubertragung beim Kauf beweglicher Sachen in Europa.
Author: Kate DiCamillo
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Drei Mädchen. Ein Sommer. Und eine Freundschaft, die ihr Leben für immer verändert. Sommer in Florida. Anfangs sind sie erbitterte Konkurrentinnen: die drei so unterschiedlichen zehnjährigen Mädchen – Raymie, Beverly und Louisiana, die alle an einem Wettbewerb um die »Little Miss Central Florida« teilnehmen. Jede von ihnen hat einen Verlust erlitten und erhofft sich durch den Sieg beim Wettbewerb, das Schicksal korrigieren zu können. Wie sie schließlich enge Freundinnen werden und in einer spektakulären Rettungsaktion, als Louisiana fast ertrinkt, beweisen, was echte Freundschaft vermag, das erzählt Kate DiCamillo, wie nur sie es kann.
Author: Jill Harries
Publisher: Bristol Classical Press
Category: Foreign Language Study
This book traces Cicero's thought on law as an advocate; as the friend of jurists; as writer on the philosophy of the 'higher law'; and as a politician who both asserted and subverted the rights of citizens under the law. The Roman Republican jurists, hitherto largely neglected by historians, are placed in their intellectual, social and political context. As the institutions of the old Republic collapsed around them, the jurists disputed not only about legal niceties but also about fairness, trust and the rights and duties of the citizen. Although specialists, they were not culturally isolated. In the intensely competitive environment of Republican politics, senatorial jurists competed for office and honours; yet their low-profile activity could not compete with the showy victories of generals or the public performances of such advocates as Cicero. As an advocate, Cicero downplayed the contribution of jurists. But the vicissitudes of his career taught him the importance of Citizen Law as an expression of citizen rights.In the last years of his life he argued for a new integration of jurisprudence with the wider law of the philosopher and the statesman, but he also exploited the philosophy of the 'higher law' to deny 'bad citizens' their rights and to undermine the formal regulation of the Roman state.
Author: Robert W. Shaffern
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
This concise intellectual history of the law offers an accessible introduction to the development of law from ancient Babylon to eighteenth-century Europe. Robert W. Shaffern examines a rich array of sources to illuminate ideas about law and justice in Western civilization. Designed specifically for undergraduates to the subject, this book will be invaluable for introductory courses on the history of law and jurisprudence.