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Description - Larva Legis Aquiliae by Margaret Hewett

Christian Thomasius was the founding father of the German enlightenment, and as such initiated a second German "reformation". He was a philosopher, educator and journalist, but above all he was a lawyer. He was extraordinarily successful as an academic teacher and was also a prolific writer. Perhaps best known today for his campaign against witch-hunting, he was, in his day, equally renowned for his study of Roman law, of which the Larva Legis is a single but remarkable example. The text reprinted and translated in this book is notable for three reasons. First because of the eminence and influence of its author; second because of the way in which it illustrates the development of the civilian tradition and its critical assessment by lawyers; and third, because it is a key text within the history of one of the main branches of the European law of obligations. As such it contributed to the establishment of a modern and critical approach towards the law of delict in Europe.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841132235
ISBN-10: 1841132233
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 9mm)
Pages: 188
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Margaret Hewett

Margaret Hewett is Associate Professor in the department of classical studies at the University of Cape town. Reinhard Zimmermann is Professor of Roman Law and Legal History at the University of Regensburg.