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Vol 22 No 8 August/Sept 2017

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Borkowski's Textbook on Roman Law 5th ed


ISBN13: 9780198736226
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780199574889
Published: April 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £37.99



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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.

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

Subjects:
Roman Law and Greek Law
Contents:
1. Introduction: Rome - a historical sketch

I. THE ROMAN LEGAL SYSTEM
2. The sources of Roman law
3. Roman litigation

II. THE LAW OF PERSONS
4. Status, slavery and citizenship
5. The Roman family

III. THE LAW OF PROPERTY AND INHERITANCE
6. Interests in property
7. Acquiring ownership
8. Inheritance

IV. THE LAW OF OBLIGATIONS
9. Obligations: general principles and obligations arising from contracts
10. Obligations arising from delict

V. ROMAN LAW AND THE MODERN WORLD
11. Roman law and the European ius commune

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