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
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Paul du Plessis is a Lecturer in Law at Edinburgh University. His research interests include letting and hiring in Roman law and the development of the European ius commune. He is a member of various organizations dedicated to the study of legal history, and holds the positions of webmaster of the Centre for Legal History at Edinburgh University and convener of the Edinburgh Roman Law Group. He is a founding member of the International Advisory Board of the Alan Watson Foundation, hosted by the University of Belgrade.Review:
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"A real godsend to all teachers and students. A book to be really grateful for." SPTL Reporter
"The overwelming merit of this book is the way in which throughout it reduces seemingly intractable complexity to clarity ."
--The Classical Review
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