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Reprinted with corrections and an addition to the bibliography 1975
Professor Buckland's textbook sets out the main rules of the Private Law of the Roman Empire from augustus to Justinian. It has long been regarded as a standard work for students on the practice of the law as well as on its rules.
.....from the forward
Proffessor Buckland died in 1946. The Text-book was published in 1921, the second edition in 1932; and from then till his death he went on writing articles (listed in the Bibliography on page xxvii) and annotating an inter- leaved copy of the Text-book. It was thus possible to discover Buckland’s latest opinion on all matters, and the present edition is intended in the main to represent Buckland’s own views.
When the book went out of print a few years ago, without being replaced any work of comparable scope and authority, the Syndics of the Press considered whether to re-print it without change, to let it die, or to have thoroughly revised so as to be essentially a new book. In the end they decided to re-publish it with the 1932 pagination unchanged and with such revision as seemed strictly necessary; and Professor Stein accepted their invitation to undertake that task.iudicis postulatio and condictio, has been completely rewritten, but at exactly the same length.
He has also written the two Notes on pages xvii and xxiii to indicate the main developments in the study of Roman Law since the publication of the second edition. I have read what he has written and made some suggestions, but the revision is his.
P.W.Duff Regius Professor of Civil Law in the University of Cambridge.