Roman Law

Mechanisms of Development

Author: A. Arthur Schiller

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9789027977441

Category: Roman law

Page: 606

View: 1600


Das Naturrecht vor dem Naturrecht

Zur Geschichte des ›ius naturae‹ im 16. Jahrhundert

Author: Merio Scattola

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110933586

Category: Philosophy

Page: 259

View: 9490

In the 17th century natural and international law stood as the first theory of the modern state. But what did it look like before it was caught up in the history of modern statehood? In the topology of early modern knowledge ius naturae was regarded as a body of established thinking common to all disciplines. Philosophy, theology and jurisprudence were in complete agreement on a number of points: natural law was God-given; since the act of Creation divine commandments had been inscribed into the hearts of men; natural law, the Decalogue, and the demands of ethics were identical. Natural law was nothing other than the eternal order imposed on humankind and the world by God since time began. Can this idea be reconciled with the modern state, its origins in disorder, and its need for the decision-making exercise of will?

Gaius meets Cicero

Law and Rhetoric in the School Controversies

Author: Tessa G. Leesen

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004188517

Category: Law

Page: 372

View: 4861

The 'school controversies' between the Sabinians and the Proculians continue to be the focus of debate in Roman law. The present volume attempts to determine what gave rise to these controversies by associating them with legal practice and the use of topic-related argumentation.

Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Author: Edward Craig

Publisher: Taylor & Francis


Category: Reference

Page: 901

View: 2356

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy is the most ambitious international philosophy project in many years. Edited by Edward Craig and assisted by thirty specialist subject editors, the REP consists of ten volumes of the world's most eminent philosophers writing for the needs of students and teachers of philosophy internationally. The REP is a project on an unparalleled scale: Over 2000 entries ranging from 500 to 15,000 words in length - thematic, biographical and national 10 volumes consisting of over 5 million words of text plus considerable bibliographic material A Chief Editor and thirty specialist Subject Editors from across the world Over 1200 authors from all over the world. The importance of the REP is not to be found just in the sheer size of the project but also in its breadth of subject matter. It covers: The core of most Anglo-American philosophy - the metaphysical, epistemological and logical questions The usual menu of ethics, political philosophy and the history of philosophy The philosophy of other cultures - from Chinese, Arabic and Jewish philosophy to the philosophy of Africa and Latin America The most impressive range of authors have been gathered together on this unique project: William Alston, Roderick Chisolm, Fred Dretske, Joel Feinberg, Sandra Harding, Larry Laudan, Martha Nussbaum, Richard Popkin, Richard Rorty, Alan Ryan, Gyatri Chakravorty Spivak, Stephen Stich, Patrick Suppes and Bernard Williams, to name just a few. Also available online:

Lex Aquilia und Negligence

der Schutz des Vermögens im südafrikanischen Deliktsrecht

Author: Wolfgang Raitz von Frentz (Freiherr.)

Publisher: N.A


Category: Negligence

Page: 539

View: 2543


Concise Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Author: Professor Edward Craig,Edward Craig

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134593910

Category: Philosophy

Page: 1064

View: 5688

The most complete and up-to-date philosophy reference for a new generation, with entries ranging from Abstract Objects to Wisdom, Socrates to Jean-Paul Sartre, Ancient Egyptian Philosophy to Yoruba Epistemology. The Concise Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy includes: * More than 2000 alphabetically arranged, accessible entries * Contributors from more than 1200 of the world's leading thinkers * Comprehensive coverage of the classic philosophical themes, such as Plato, Arguments for the Existence of God and Metaphysics * Up-to-date coverage of contemporary philosophers, ideas, schools and recent developments, including Jacques Derrida, Poststructuralism and Ecological Philosophy * Unrivalled international and multicultural scope with entries such as Modern Islamic Philosophy, Marxist Thought in Latin America and Chinese Buddhist Thought * An exhaustive index for ease of use * Extensive cross-referencing * Suggestions for further reading at the end of each entry

The Anglo-American Legal Heritage

Introductory Materials

Author: Daniel R. Coquillette

Publisher: Carolina Academic Press


Category: Law

Page: 642

View: 9284

This fascinating book about our legal heritage is copiously illustrated, original materials. From our cultural roots in the Roman law, Anglo-Saxon dooms, and English feudalism, to modern crises of social revolution and reform, this work shows how legal culture is part of what has been called the "seamless web" of history. Most introductory books rely heavily, if not exclusively, on secondary sources. This book, however, provides carefully edited and chosen primary sources and culminates with provocative excerpts of the most recent twentieth-century historical criticism. Also included are many useful charts and diagrams, and an extensive bibliography for each chapter suggests and encourages further study. Today we face dynamic challenges to our system of justice and to our legal profession. The experience of the centuries, however, is available to us, as it was to the founders of our legal order in ages past.

History of the Common Law

The Development of Anglo-American Legal Institutions

Author: John H. Langbein,Renée Lettow Lerner,Bruce P. Smith

Publisher: Aspen Publishers


Category: Law

Page: 1141

View: 5812

This introductory text explores the historical origins of the main legal institutions that came to characterize the Anglo-American legal tradition, and to distinguish it from European legal systems. The book contains both text and extracts from historical sources and literature. The book is published in color, and contains over 250 illustrations, many in color, including medieval illuminated manuscripts, paintings, books and manuscripts, caricatures, and photographs. Two great themes dominate the book: (1) the origins, development, and pervasive influence of the jury system and judge/jury relations across eight centuries of Anglo-American civil and criminal justice; and (2) the law/equity division, from the emergence of the Court of Chancery in the fourteenth century down through equity's conquest of common law in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The chapters on criminal justice explore the history of pretrial investigation, policing, trial, and sentencing, as well as the movement in modern times to nonjury resolution through plea bargaining. Considerable attention is devoted to distinctively American developments, such as the elective bench, and the influence of race relations on the law of criminal procedure. Other major subjects of this book include the development of the legal profession, from the serjeants, barristers, and attorneys of medieval times down to the transnational megafirms of twenty-first century practice; the literature of the law, especially law reports and treatises, from the Year Books and Bracton down to the American state reports and today's electronic services; and legal education, from the founding of the Inns of Court to the emergence and growth of university law schools in the United States. History of the Common Law offers: dynamic teaching materials that include primary sources, scholarship, summaries, notes, and questions judiciously selected and edited sources over 250 illustrations--many in full color "Living Law "units that connect legal-historical developments to modern law an illustrated timeline that highlights key dates a comprehensive Teacher's Manual, with suggestions for using the book in a two- or three-credit course Vivid writing, engaging source materials, and lavish illustrations breathe life into nearly 1,000 years of Anglo-American legal history. Concise summaries, manageable extracts, clear organization, and a detailed Teacher's Manual consistently support your teaching. *Teacher's Manuals are a professional courtesy offered to professors only. For more information or to request a copy, please contact Aspen Publishers at 800-950-5259 or [email protected]

Law Books, 1876-1981

Books and Serials on Law and Its Related Subjects

Author: N.A

Publisher: New York : R.R. Bowker Company


Category: Law

Page: 5039

View: 6120


The Journal of Roman Studies

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Inscriptions, Latin

Page: N.A

View: 5037

Includes proceedings of the society, report of the council, lists of members, etc.