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Roman Law and the Legal World of the Romans Andrew M. Riggsby (University of Texas, Austin)

Roman Law and the Legal World of the Romans By Andrew M. Riggsby (University of Texas, Austin)

Roman Law and the Legal World of the Romans by Andrew M. Riggsby (University of Texas, Austin)


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In this book, Andrew Riggsby surveys the main areas of Roman law and their place in Roman life. With an emphasis on broad, basic concepts, this introductory book is an ideal starting point for students with little or no prior knowledge of legal matters or Roman antiquity.

Roman Law and the Legal World of the Romans Summary

Roman Law and the Legal World of the Romans by Andrew M. Riggsby (University of Texas, Austin)

In this book, Andrew Riggsby offers a survey of the main areas of Roman law, both substantive and procedural, and how the legal world interacted with the rest of Roman life. Emphasising basic concepts, he recounts its historical development and focuses in particular on the later Republic and early centuries of the Roman Empire. The volume is designed as an introductory work, with brief chapters that will be accessible to college students with little knowledge of legal matters or Roman antiquity. The text is also free of technical language and Latin terminology. It can be used in courses on Roman law, Roman history, or comparative law, but it will also serve as a useful reference for more advanced students and scholars.

Roman Law and the Legal World of the Romans Reviews

'... Riggsby has successfully undertaken a near impossible task: to explain, in a little over 200 pages, a highly sophisticated, complex and sometimes idiosyncratic system of law. It will be most useful as a first text for students of Roman law, prior to commencing their course (summer reading perhaps). ... A work such as this will draw more (not fewer) people to the pleasures of Roman law, and for this Professor Riggsby deserves both congratulations and thanks.' Cambridge Law Review

About Andrew M. Riggsby (University of Texas, Austin)

Andrew Riggsby is Professor of Classics and of Art and Art History at the University of Texas, Austin. He is the author of Crime and Community in Ciceronian Rome and Caesar in Gaul and Rome: War in Words, which received the Association of American Publishers Professional Scholarly Publishing Division Award for Excellence in Classics and Ancient History in 2006.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Roman history - the brief version; 3. Sources of Roman law; 4. Sources for Roman law; 5. The legal professions; 6. Legal education; 7. Social control; 8. Legal (in)equality; 9. Writing and the law; 10. Status; 11. Civil procedure; 12. Contract; 13. Ownership and possession; 14. Other rights over property; 15. Inheritance; 16. Women and property; 17. Family law; 18. Delict; 19. Crimes and punishments; 20. Religious law; 21. Law in the provinces; 22. Conclusion.

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GOR011292148
9780521687119
052168711X
Roman Law and the Legal World of the Romans by Andrew M. Riggsby (University of Texas, Austin)
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Paperback
Cambridge University Press
2010-06-14
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