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Vol 22 No 4 April/May 2017

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The Renewal of the Old: Inaugural Lecture: Delivered 1 February 1996

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David JohnstonUniversity of Cambridge

ISBN13: 9780521587563
ISBN: 0521587565
Published: March 1997
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

In his inaugural lecture as Regius Professor of Civil Law at Cambridge, David Johnston argues powerfully that modern legal systems have much to learn from legal history, and from the methods and approaches of their predecessors. Roman law in particular equips them with the necessary rigour to allow them to develop coherently, and successfully to face new challenges. Professor Johnston argues that as legal history repeats itself, it is able to supply a fund of rules and principles ready for exploitation. These rules are not constrained simply because they were shaped and formulated in remote societies and different contexts, but should be seen as a valuable resource for modern legal systems.

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