Wrongful Damage to Property in Roman Law: British Perspectives

Wrongful Damage to Property in Roman Law: British Perspectives
Wrongful Damage to Property in Roman Law: British Perspectives
Du Plessis, PJ
9781474434461
30/05/2018
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£75.00
Hb
Edinburgh University Press

A new assessment of the importance of the lex Aquilia (wrongful damage to property) on Roman law in Britain Few topics have had a more profound impact on the study of Roman law in Britain than the lex Aquilia, a Roman statute enacted c.287/286 BCE to reform the Roman law on wrongful damage to property. This volume investigates this peculiarly British fixation against the backdrop larger themes such as the development of delict/tort in Britain and the rise of comparative law.

Taken collectively, the volume establishes whether it is possible to identify a 'British' method of researching and writing about Roman law.

Key Features

  • Looks at the unique relationship between the lex Aquilia and British legal scholarship and legal history
  • Explores the importance of the teaching of the lex Aquilia at various old British universities
  • Appraises W.W. Buckland’s legacy: his prolific scholarly output and his impact on his students, most notably David Daube, and their significant contributions to the study of Roman law and the lex Aquilia in the UK
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