Course-focused and comprehensive, Borkowski’s Textbook on Roman Law 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 sixth edition, the text has been comprehensively reviewed and 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 where these illuminate legal doctrine. The text has been updated to reflect current scholarly opinions. References to the latest legal scholarship on Roman law have been included to reflect the most recent developments in the field.
Keywords:Roman private law, civil procedure, Roman legal system, law of persons, law of property, law of obligations, Roman law, legal practice
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- 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