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Critical Studies in Ancient Law, Comparative Law and Legal History: Essays in Honour of Alan Watson

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Edited by: John Cairns

ISBN13: 9781841131573
ISBN: 1841131571
Published: January 2001
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £90.00



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This collection of essays is at the cutting edge of contemporary research on Roman law, comparative law, and legal history. The international and distinguished group of authors address some of the most lively contemporary problems in their respective fields, and provide new perspectives and insights in a wide range of areas.

With a firm focus on texts and contexts, the papers come together to provide a coherent volume dedicated to one of the greatest contemporary Romanists, legal historians and comparative lawyers, covering Professor Watson's main fields of interest in a clear and accessible form.

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Subjects:
Comparative Law, Legal History, Roman Law and Greek Law
Contents:
Roman law: was acceptilatio an informal act in classical Roman law?, Hans Ankum
solutio and traditio, J. L. Barton
actor and defendant in negatoria servitutis, L. Capogross Colognesi
some reflections on history and dogma as jurists' tools, Guiliano Crifo
D.33.1.20.1 (scaevola 18 dig.) revisited, Robert Feenstra
death, taxes and status in Pliny's "Panegyricus", Jane F. Gardner
translation and interpretation, William M. Gordon
the case of the deliberate wine spill, Herbert Hausmaninger
de jurisprudentia, Neil MacCormick
pigs, boars and livestock under the lex aquilia, Grant McLeod
"galba negabat", A.D. Manfredini
partes iuris, Theo Mayer-Maly
unus testis nullus testis, Antonino Metro
unpardonable crimes - fourth century attitudes, O.F. Robinson
the praetor hoist with his own petard - the palingenesia of Digest 2.1.10, Alan Rodger
maiestas in the late republic - some observations, Robin Seager. Other ancient laws: oral establishment of dowry in Jewish and Roman law - d'varim haniknim ba'amira and dotis dictio, Ranon Katzoff
cause, status and fault in the traditional Chinese law of homicide, Geoffrey MacCormack
the septuagint as nomos - how the Torah became a "civic law" for the Jews of Egypt, Joseph Meleze Modrzejewski
basics of Roman and Jewish intestacy, Reuven Yaron. Transplants, receptions and comparisons: the education and qualification of civil lawyers in historical perspective - from jurists and orators to advocates, procurators and notaries, Hans W. Baade
the moveable text of MacKenzie - bibliographical problems for the Scottish concept of institutional writing, John W. Cairns
restitution, repetition, recompense and unjustified enrichment in Scots law, Robin Evans-Jones
John Adams and the whale, Andrew Lewis
Leibniz's "Elementa Iuris Civilis" and the private law of his time, Klaus Luig
classifying crimes, R.A.A. McCall Smith
the shifting focus of adoption, Joseph W. McKnight
girth - society and the law of sanctuary in Scotland, Hector L. MacQueen
descendit ad inferos - and Belial sued Jesus Christ for trespass, Eltjo Schrage
saving souls through adoption - legal adaptation in the Dutch East Indies, A. J.B. Sirks
legal chance and Scots private law, Joe Thomson
quod raro fit, non observant legislatores - a classical maxim of legislation, Andreas Wacke
Kasper Manz, a German jurist in the seventeenth century - a man of theory and practice, Gunter Wesener
a note on regulae luris in Roman law and on Dworkin's distinction between rules and principles, Laurens Winkel.