Wildy logo
(020) 7242 5778

Wildy’s Book News

Book News cover photo

Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

Book of the Month

Cover of Goode on Commercial Law

Goode on Commercial Law

Edited by: Ewan McKendrick
Price: £170.00

Pupillage & Student Offers

Special Discounts for Pupils, Newly Called & Students

Read More ...

Secondhand & Out of Print

Browse Secondhand Online


Law, Society and Authority in Late Antiquity

ISBN13: 9780199240326
ISBN: 0199240329
Published: July 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardback
Price: £112.50

The 16 papers in this volume investigate the links between law and society during Late Antiquity (260-640 CE). On the one hand, they consider how social changes such as the barbarian settlement and the rise of the Christian church resulted in the creation of new sources of legal authority, such as local and ""vulgar"" law, barbarian law codes, and canon law. On the other, they investigate the interrelationship between legal innovations and social change, for the very process of creating new law and new authority either resulted from or caused changes in the society in which it occurred. The studies in this volume discuss interactions between legal theory and practice, the Greek east and the Roman west, secular and ecclesiastical, Roman and barbarian, male and female, and Christian and non-Christian (including pagans, Jews, and Zoroastrians).

Arjava: The survival of Roman Family Law after the Barbarian Settlement. Clark: Spoiling the Egyptians: Roman Law and Christian Exegesis in Late Antiquity. Dossey: Legal Privilege and the Ecclesiastical Courts in Late Antique North Africa. Erhart: The Impact of Law and Social Customs on the Development of Syriac Christian Canon Law in the Sassanian Empire. Greatrex: Lawyers and Historians in Late Antiquity. Evans Grubbs: Virgins and Widows, Show-girls and Whores: Late Roman Legislation on Women and Christianity. Harries: Resolving Disputes: The Frontiers of Law in Late Antiquity. Jones: The Legacy of Roman Law in Post-Roman Britain. Lenski: Evidence for the Audientia Episcopalis in the New Letters of Augustine. Mathisen: . MatthewsInterpreting the Interpretationes of the Breviarium. Pearson: The Salic Law and Barbarian Diet.. Peyroux: Canonists Construct the Nun?: Canonical Legislation about Women Religious in Merovingian and Carolingian France. Schlinkert: Between Emperor, Court, and Senatorial Order: The Codification of the Codex Theodosianus. Sirks: The Farmer, the Landlord, and the Law in the Fifth Century. Sivan: Rabbinics and Roman Law: Jewish-Christian Marriages in Late Antiquity. Trout: Lex and Iussio: The Feriale Campanum and Christianity in the Theodosian Age