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The Oxford Handbook of Roman Law and Society

Edited by: Paul J du Plessis, Clifford Ando, Kaius Tuori

ISBN13: 9780198728689
Published: October 2016
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £110.00



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The Handbook is intended to survey the landscape of contemporary research and chart principal directions of future inquiry.

Its aim is to bring to bear upon Roman legal study the full range of intellectual resources of contemporary legal history, from comparison to popular constitutionalism, from international private law to law and society. This unique contribution of the volume sets it apart from others in the field.

Furthermore, the volume brings the study of Roman law into closer alignment, and thus into dialogue, with historical, sociological, and anthropological research in law in other periods.

The volume is therefore directed not simply to ancient historians and legal historians already focused on the ancient world, but to historians of all periods interested in law and its complex and multifaceted relationship to society.

Subjects:
Roman Law and Greek Law, Law and Society
Contents:
Part I: Introduction
1: Paul J. du Plessis, Clifford Ando and Kaius Tuori: A Word from the Editors
2: Janne Pölönen: Framing "Law and Society" in the Roman World

Part II: Reading Roman Law
3: Dario Mantovani: More than Codes: Roman Ways of Organising and Giving Access to Legal Information
4: Tommaso Begio: Epigraphy
5: José Luis Alonso Rodríguez: Juristic Papyrology and Roman Law
6: Michèle Lowrie: Roman Law and Latin Literature

Part III: The Constitutional Structure of the Roman State
7: Francisco Pina Polo: SPQR: Institutions and Popular Participation in the Roman Republic
8: Werner Eck: The Emperor, the Law and Imperial Administration
9: John Richardson: Provincial Administration
10: Saskia T. Roselaar: Local Administration
11: Jonathan S. Perry: Collegia and Their Impact on the Constitutional Structure of the Roman State

Part IV: Legal Professionals and Legal Culture
12: Jill Harries: Legal Education and Training of Lawyers
13: Michael Peachin: Lawyers in Administration
14: Ulrike Babusiaux: Legal Writing and Legal Reasoning
15: Jacob Giltaij: Greek Philosophy and Classical Roman Law
16: Agnieszka Kacprzak: Rhetoric and Roman Law

Part V: Settling Disputes
Civil Actions and Civil Procedure
17: Frederik Vervaet: Magistrates that Made and Applied the Law
18: Leanne Bablitz: Roman Courts and Private Arbitration
19: Ernest Metzger: Republican Civil Procedure: Sanctioning Reluctant Defendants
20: Thomas Rüfner: Imperial Cognitio Process
21: Elizabeth A. Meyer: Evidence and Argument: The Truth of Prestige and its Performance
22: Clifford Ando: Legal Pluralism in Practice
Criminal Law and Social Order
23: Christopher Fuhrmann: Police Functions and Public Order
24: Andrew Riggsby: Public and Private Criminal Law
25: Ari Z. Bryen: Crimes against the Individual: Violence and Sexual Crimes
26: Callie Williamson: Crimes Against the State

Part VI Persons Before the Law
Status
27: Tristan S. Taylor: Social Status, Legal Status, and Legal Privilege
28: Robert Knapp: Legally Marginalised Groups-The Empire
29: Benjamin Kelly: Repression, Resistance and Rebellion
30: Richard Gamauf: Slavery: Social Position and Legal Capacity
31: Henrik Mouritsen: Emancipation
Gender
32: Matthew J. Perry: Defining Gender
33: Eva Cantarella: Woman and Patriarchy in Roman Law
34: Verena Halbwachs: Women as Legal Actors

Part VII Legal Relations
Persons and Family
35: Suzanne Dixon: Family
36: Jakub Urbanik: Husband and Wife
37: Ville Vuolanto: Child and Parent in Roman Law
38: Éva Jakab: Inheritance
Property
39: Richard A. Epstein: The Economic Structure of Roman Property Law
40: Luigi Capogrossi Colognesi: Ownership and Power in Roman Law
41: Christian Baldus: Possession
42: Andrea Jördens: Possession and Provincial Practice
Obligations
43: David Ibbetson: Obligatio in Roman Law and Society
44: Roberto Fiori: Contracts, Commerce and Roman Society
45: Floriana Cursi: The Scope and Function of Civil Wrongs in Roman Society
Economics
46: Egbert Koops: Price Setting and Other Attempts to Control the Economy
47: Jean-Jacques Aubert: Law, Business Ventures and Trade
48: Paul J. du Plessis: Urban Landlords and Tenants
49: Dennis P. Kehoe: Tenure of Land and Agricultural Regulation
50: Luuk de Ligt: Roman Law, Markets and Market Prices