Companion to Justinian's "Institutes"
By (author) Ernest Metzger
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Companion to Justinian's Institutes by Ernest Metzger
Book DescriptionWritten to accompany the Birks and McLeod translation of "Justinian's Institutes", this book takes up all the principal subjects in the "Institutes" and gives a description of the law on each subject, including chapters on: the sources of law; the law of persons; the law of property; the law of succession; the law of obligations; the law of actions; and criminal trials. Each chapter gives comprehensive guidance on ancient and modern sources and contains a bibliography for further reading. The technical legal vocabulary used in both books is set out in detail, and tables of authorities are included. The book is suitable as a student textbook commenting on a source fundamental to the study of Roman Law.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780715628300
(229mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 29-Jan-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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