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Borkowski's textbook on Roman law 1 edition

Borkowski's textbook on Roman law
Paul J. du Plessis

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Borkowski's textbook on Roman law
4th ed.
Paul du Plessis

Published 2010 by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

"Borkowski's Textbook on Roman Law has been written with undergraduate students firmly in mind. The book provides a clear and highly readable account of Roman private law and civil procedure, with coverage of all key topics, including the Roman legal system, and the law of persons, property, and obligations. Aiming to provide a rounded picture of the subject, the author sets the law in its social and historical context, and demonstrates the impact of Roman law on our modern legal systems. A major feature of the book is the inclusion throughout of extracts in translation from the most important sources of Roman law: the Digest and the Institutes of Justinian. Annotated further reading sections at the end of each chapter act as a guide to further enquiry. Online Resource Centre The book is accompanied by an extensive Online Resource Centre, containing the following resources: -Self-test multiple choice questions -Interactive timeline -Biographies of key figures -Glossary of Latin terms -Annotated web links -Original Latin versions of the extracts from the Digest and the Institutes -Examples of textual analysis of Roman law texts -Guide to the literature and sources of Roman law"--

Table of Contents

Introduction : Rome : a historical sketch
The roman legal system
Roman litigation
Status, slavery and citizenship
The roman family
Interests in property
Acquiring ownership
Obligations : general principles and obligations arising from contracts
Obligations arising from delict
Roman law and the European ius commune.

Edition Notes

Rev. ed. of: Textbook on Roman law / Andrew Borkowski, Paul du Plessis. 3rd ed. c2005.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [391]-399) and indexes.

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Textbook on Roman law


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Library of Congress
KJA147 .B67 2010

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xvi, 427 p. ;
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