The Oxford Handbook of Roman Law and Society

ISBN : 9780198852896

Paul J du Plessis; Clifford Ando; Kaius Tuori
752 ページ
171 x 171 mm
Oxford Handbooks

The Oxford Handbook of Roman Law and Society surveys the landscape of contemporary research and charts principal directions of future inquiry. More than a history of doctrine or an account of jurisprudence, the Handbook brings to bear upon Roman legal study the full range of intellectual resources of contemporary legal history, from comparison to popular constitutionalism, from international private law to law and society, thereby setting itself apart from other volumes as a unique contribution to scholarship on its subject. The Handbook brings the study of Roman law into closer alignment and dialogue with historical, sociological, and anthropological research into law in other periods. It will therefore be of value not only to ancient historians and legal historians already focused on the ancient world, but to historians of all periods interested in law and its complex and multifaceted relationship to society.


Part I: Introduction
1 Paul J. du Plessis, Clifford Ando and Kaius Tuori: A Word from the Editors
2 Janne Polonen: Framing Law and Society in the Roman World
Part II: Reading Roman Law
3 Dario Mantovani: More than Codes: Roman Ways of Organising and Giving Access to Legal Information
4 Tommaso Begio: Epigraphy
5 Jose Luis Alonso Rodriguez: Juristic Papyrology and Roman Law
6 Michele Lowrie: Roman Law and Latin Literature
Part III: The Constitutional Structure of the Roman State
7 Francisco Pina Polo: SPQR: Institutions and Popular Participation in the Roman Republic
8 Werner Eck: The Emperor, the Law and Imperial Administration
9 John Richardson: Provincial Administration
10 Saskia T. Roselaar: Local Administration
11 Jonathan S. Perry: Collegia and Their Impact on the Constitutional Structure of the Roman State
Part IV: Legal Professionals and Legal Culture
12 Jill Harries: Legal Education and Training of Lawyers
13 Michael Peachin: Lawyers in Administration
14 Ulrike Babusiaux: Legal Writing and Legal Reasoning
15 Jacob Giltaij: Greek Philosophy and Classical Roman Law
16 Agnieszka Kacprzak: Rhetoric and Roman Law
Part V: Settling Disputes
Civil Actions and Civil Procedure
17 Frederik Vervaet: Magistrates that Made and Applied the Law
18 Leanne Bablitz: Roman Courts and Private Arbitration
19 Ernest Metzger: Republican Civil Procedure: Sanctioning Reluctant Defendants
20 Thomas Rufner: Imperial Cognitio Process
21 Elizabeth A. Meyer: Evidence and Argument: The Truth of Prestige and its Performance
22 Clifford Ando: Legal Pluralism in Practice
Criminal Law and Social Order
23 Christopher Fuhrmann: Police Functions and Public Order
24 Andrew Riggsby: Public and Private Criminal Law
25 Ari Z. Bryen: Crimes against the Individual: Violence and Sexual Crimes
26 Callie Williamson: Crimes Against the State
Part VI Persons Before the Law
27 Tristan S. Taylor: Social Status, Legal Status, and Legal Privilege
28 Robert Knapp: Legally Marginalised Groups-The Empire
29 Benjamin Kelly: Repression, Resistance and Rebellion
30 Richard Gamauf: Slavery: Social Position and Legal Capacity
31 Henrik Mouritsen: Emancipation
32 Matthew J. Perry: Defining Gender
33 Eva Cantarella: Woman and Patriarchy in Roman Law
34 Verena Halbwachs: Women as Legal Actors
Part VII Legal Relations
Persons and Family
35 Suzanne Dixon: Family
36 Jakub Urbanik: Husband and Wife
37 Ville Vuolanto: Child and Parent in Roman Law
38 Eva Jakab: Inheritance
39 Richard A. Epstein: The Economic Structure of Roman Property Law
40 Luigi Capogrossi Colognesi: Ownership and Power in Roman Law
41 Christian Baldus: Possession
42 Andrea Jordens: Possession and Provincial Practice
43 David Ibbetson: Obligatio in Roman Law and Society
44 Roberto Fiori: Contracts, Commerce and Roman Society
45 Floriana Cursi: The Scope and Function of Civil Wrongs in Roman Society
46 Egbert Koops: Price Setting and Other Attempts to Control the Economy
47 Jean-Jacques Aubert: Law, Business Ventures and Trade
48 Paul J. du Plessis: Urban Landlords and Tenants
49 Dennis P. Kehoe: Tenure of Land and Agricultural Regulation
50 Luuk de Ligt: Roman Law, Markets and Market Prices


Paul du Plessis is a legal historian whose research interests include Roman law, medieval interpretations of Roman law, Roman-Dutch law, the historical development of the civilian tradition in mixed jurisdictions, the relationship between law and history as well as between law and society in a historical context. He is a member of various organizations dedicated to the study of legal history, sometime webmaster of the Centre for Legal History at Edinburgh University and convener of the Edinburgh Roman Law Group. He is co-author of the Edinburgh Legal History Blog. He is the general editor (with Thomas McGinn) of the monograph series Oxford Studies in Roman Society and Law.; Clifford Ando is an historian of government, law, and religion specializing in the ancient Mediterranean between the late Hellenistic and late Roman periods. He has particular interests in contemporary social and political theory, public law, practices of legal interpretation, and metaphor and cognition.; Kaius Tuori is currently Associate Professor of European Intellectual History at the University of Helsinki. His research interests include legal history, Roman law, legal anthropology, classical archaeology, and their intellectual history. In addition to four books, his work has been published in Law, Culture and the Humanities, The Journal of Legal History, the Journal of Legal Pluralism, Revue internationale des droits de l'Antiquite and the Legal History Review. He holds a doctorate in Law and an MA in History from his studies at the universities of Helsinki, Finland, and La Sapienza in Rome, Italy.