A Text-book of Roman Law: From Augustus to Justinian
By: W. W. Buckland (author)Paperback
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Roman Law, since its earliest days of the XII Tables, to the Justinian code over one thousand years later, is arguably the most influential body of law ever developed, remaining at the core of European legal systems until the end of the eighteenth century and informing the civil law and (to a lesser extent) the common law to this day. The first edition of Peter Buckland's classic textbook on the subject was published in 1921. Professor Peter Stein's revised third edition published in 1963 updated the original so that it reflected Professor Buckland's own later thoughts on the subject until his death in 1945. This revised edition examines the law of the Empire (or classical law) and also tracks later developments, including the legislation of Justinian. It is primarily concerned with the law but historical developments are also kept in view, so as to give the student the broadest perspective on the subject.
Foreword to third edition; Preface to first edition; Preface to second edition; Some recent trends in Roman Law studies; Bibliographical note; List of books and periodicals cited by short title; 1. The sources of the Law in the Empire; 2. The Law of Persons. Liberty and citizenship; 3. The Law of Persons (cont.). The Law of the Family; 4. The Law of Persons (cont.). The Law of the Family (cont.). Persons sui iuris; 5. The Law of Things. Res. Property. Possession. lure gentium modes of acquisition of property; 6. The Law of Property (cont.). lure civili modes of acquisition. Servitudes. Agency; 7. Acquisition per universitatem. Succession by will; 8. The Law of Wills (cont.). Legacy, fideicommissum. Soldier's will. Settlements; 9. The Law of Succession. Intestacy. Bonorum possessio. Succession not on death; 10. The Law of Obligations. General notions. Verbal contracts. Contracts Literis; 11. Obligatio (cont.). Contracts re. Contracts consensu. Innominate contracts; 12. Obligatio (cont.). Pacta. Incidents of contractual obligation. Quasi-contract. Extinction of obligation. Delict; 13. The Law of Procedure. Legis actio. Formula. Cognitio; 14. The Law of Procedure (cont.). Incidental rules of procedure; 15. The Law of Procedure (cont.). Praetorian remedies; Index.
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