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Critical Studies in Ancient Law, Comparative Law and Legal History

Essays in Honour of Alan Watson

Editor(s): John Cairns, Olivia Robinson
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Published: 19-01-2001
Format: Hardback
Edition: 1st
Extent: 424
ISBN: 9781841131573
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
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About Critical Studies in Ancient Law, Comparative Law and Legal History

This important collection of essays is at the cutting edge of contemporary research on Roman law, comparative law, and legal history. The international and distinguished group of authors address some of the most lively contemporary problems in their respective fields, and provide new perspectives and insights in a wide range of areas. With a firm focus on texts and contexts, the papers come together to provide a coherent volume dedicated to one of the greatest contemporary Romanists, legal historians and comparative lawyers. The book covers Professor Watson's main fields of interest in a clear and accessible form, while also making available the scholarship of some individuals who do not normally publish in English. This fully-indexed volume will be of interest to all scholars and students of Roman law, ancient Jewish and Chinese law, legal history and comparative law, and will be useful for teaching and research in these fields.

Table Of Contents

ROMAN LAW

1. Was Acceptilatio an Informal Act in Classical Roman Law?
HANS ANKUM (Amsterdam)

2. Solutio and Traditio
J L BARTON (Oxford)

3. Actor and Defendant in Negatoria Servitutis
L CAPOGROSSI COLOGNESI (Rome)

4. Some Reflections on History and Dogma as Jurists' Tools
GIULIANO CRIFO (Rome)

5. D. 33.1.20.1 (Scaevola 18 dig.) Revisited
ROBERT FEENSTRA (Leiden)

6. Death, Taxes and Status in Pliny's Panegyricus
JANE F. GARDNER (Reading)

7. Translation and Interpretation
WILLIAM M. GORDON (Glasgow)

8. The Case of the Deliberate Wine Spill
HERBERT HAUSMANINGER (Vienna)

9. De Iurisprudentia
NEIL MACCORMICK (Edinburgh)

10. Pigs, Boars and Livestock under the Lex Aquilia
GRANT MCLEOD (Edinburgh)

11. “Galba Negabat”
A D MANFREDINI (Ferrara)

12. Partes Iuris
THEO MAYER-MALY (Salzburg)

13. “Unus Testis Nullus Testis”
ANTONINO METRO (Messina)

14. Unpardonable Crimes: Fourth Century Attitudes
O F ROBINSON (Glasgow)

15. The Praetor Hoist with his Own Petard: the Palingenesia of Digest 2.1.10
ALAN RODGER (Edinburgh)

16. Maiestas in the Late Republic: Some Observations
ROBIN SEAGER (Liverpool)

OTHER ANCIENT LAWS

17. Oral Establishment of Dowry in Jewish and Roman Law: D'varim Haniknim Ba'amira and Dotis Dictio
RANON KATZOFF (Bar Ilan)

18. Cause, Status and Fault in the Traditional Chinese Law of Homicide
GEOFFREY MACCORMACK (Aberdeen)

19. The Septuagint as Nomos: How the Torah became a “Civic Law” for the Jews of Egypt
JOSEPH MÉLE ZE MODRZEJEWSKI (Paris)

20. Basics of Roman and Jewish Intestacy
REUVEN YARON(Jerusalem)

TRANSPLANTS, RECEPTIONS AND COMPARISONS

21. The Education and Qualification of Civil Lawyers in Historical Perspective: From Jurists and Orators to Advocates, Procurators and Notaries
HANS W BAADE (Austin)

22. The Moveable Text of Mackenzie: Bibliographical Problems for the Scottish Concept of Institutional Writing
JOHN W CAIRNS (Edinburgh)

23. Restitution, Repetition, Recompense and Unjustified Enrichment in Scots Law
ROBIN EVANS-JONES (Aberdeen) and PHILLIP HELLWEGE (Cologne)

24. John Adams and the Whale
ANDREW LEWIS (London)

25. Leibniz's Elementa Iuris Civilis and the Private Law of his Time
KLAUS LUIG (Cologne)

26. Classifying Crimes
R A A MCCALL SMITH (Edinburgh)

27. The Shifting Focus of Adoption
JOSEPH W MCKNIGHT (Dallas)

28. Girth: Society and the Law of Sanctuary in Scotland
HECTOR L MACQUEEN (Edinburgh)


29. Descendit ad Inferos: And Belial Sued Jesus Christ for Trespass
ELTJO SCHRAGE (Amsterdam)

30. Saving Souls through Adoption: Legal Adaptation in the Dutch East Indies
A J B SIRKS (Frankfurt a/Main)

31. Legal Change and Scots Private Law
JOE THOMSON (Glasgow)

32. Quod raro fit, non observant legislatores: a Classical Maxim of Legislation
ANDREAS WACKE (Cologne)

33. Kasper Manz, a German Jurist in the Seventeenth Century: A Man of Theory and Practice
GUNTER WESENER (Graz)

34. A Note on Regulae Iuris in Roman Law and on Dworkin's Distinction between Rules and Principles
LAURENS WINKEL (Rotterdam)

Reviews

“Les lecteurs jurists seront sans doute captivs par cette tude de la problmatique des institutions anciennes dans le contexte de leur influence et de leurs rapports avec le droit actuel.” –  A. M., Revue Internationale de droit Compare

“The challenge for the cataloger is providing access to the many fine essays in an eclectic work.” –  Gretchen Feltes, International Journal of Legal Information

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