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29 July 2010

460 Pages

ISBN: 9780199574889

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Borkowski's Textbook on Roman Law

Fourth Edition

Paul du Plessis

  • Begins with a concise historical sketch of Rome and the Romans for those coming to the subject for the first time
  • Provides accessible coverage of key topics such as the Roman legal system, and the law of persons, property and obligations
  • Provides an overview of the impact of Roman law on modern legal systems
  • Includes numerous extracts (fully translated) from the Digest and the Institutes of Justinian
  • Accompanied by an extensive Online Resource Centre containing multiple choice questions, an interactive time line, a glossary of Latin terms, annotated web links, short biographies of key figures, original Latin versions of extracts reproduced in the book, examples of textual analysis of Roman law texts, and a guide to the literature and sources of Roman law

New to this Edition:

  • Updated to take full account of recent scholarly debate and literature
  • Includes greater contextualisation of points of law, to present a more rounded picture of Roman law and the environment in which it operated
  • Extracts from the key sources of Roman law are highlighted to distinguish them clearly from the text
  • Two new online resources have been added to the Online Resource Centre: examples of textual analysis, to demonstrate how to analyse specific Roman law texts; and a guide to further research, to aid students in finding Roman law texts and associate literature on specific topics

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