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Vol 23 No 4 April/May 2018

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The Roman Law of Slavery

ISBN13: 9781108009430
Published: June 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 1970)
Price: £40.99
Hardback edition out of print, ISBN13 9780521077729

This is a Print On Demand Title.
The publisher will print a copy to fulfill your order. Books can take between 1 to 3 weeks. Looseleaf titles between 1 to 2 weeks.

W. W. Buckland's highly regarded magisterial work of 1908 is a scholarly and thorough description of the principles of the Roman law with regard to slavery. Chapters systematically address, in Buckland's words, 'the most characteristic part of the most characteristic intellectual product of Rome'. In minute detail, Buckland surveys slaves and the complexity of the position of the slave in Roman law, describing how slaves are treated both as animals and as free men. He begins by outlining the definition of 'slave', their characteristics and conditions, giving examples of particular cases and describing for the reader the sorts of work a Roman slave might do. Carefully and comprehensively referenced throughout, this is a general survey of an important aspect of Roman law by a renowned Cambridge academic, which retains its status as an enduring classic.

Roman Law and Greek Law
Part I. Condition of the Slave: 1. Definition and general characteristics
2. The slave as res
3. The slave as res (cont.)
4. The slave as man
5. The slave as man (cont.)
6. The slave as man (cont.)
7. The slave as man (cont.)
8. The slave as man (cont.)
9. The slave as man (cont.)
10. Special cases
11. Special cases (cont.)
12. Special cases (cont.)
13. Special cases (cont.)
14. Special cases (cont.)
15. Special cases (cont.)
16. Special cases (cont.)
Part II. Enslavement and Release from Slavery: 17. Enslavement
18. Enslavement (cont.)
19. Outline of law of manumission during the republic
20. Manumission during the empire
21. Manumission during the empire (cont.)
22. Manumission during the empire (cont.)
23. Manumission during the empire (cont.)
24. Manumission under Justinian
25. Manumission
26. Freedom independent of manumission
27. Freedom without manumission
28. Questions of status
29. Effect after manumission of events during slavery