- 1. Introduction: Rome—a historical sketch
- Part I The Roman Legal System
- Part II The Law of Persons
- Part III The Law of Property and Inheritance
- Part IV The Law of Obligations
- Part V Roman Law and the Modern World
Course-focused and comprehensive, the Textbook on series provide an accessible overview of the key areas on the law curriculum. Borkowski's Textbook on Roman Law provides an 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. The text sets the law in its social and historical context, and demonstrates the impact of Roman law on our modern legal systems. For the fifth edition, references to a wide range of scholarly texts have been included, to ground the account of Roman law firmly in contemporary scholarship. Examples from legal practice have been added. The text has been updated to reflect current scholarly opinions. References to the latest legal scholarship on Roman law, such as Hausmaninger, Gamauf and Sheets' A Casebook on Roman Property, have been included to reflect the most recent developments in the field.