Free Shipping on Order Over $60
AfterPay Available
New Frontiers

New Frontiers

Law and Society in the Roman World

by Paul J. du Plessis
Hardback
Publication Date: 21/01/2013
  $168.00
This is an interdisciplinary, edited collection on social science methodologies for approaching Roman legal sources. Roman law as a field of study is rapidly evolving to reflect new perspectives and approaches in research. Scholars who work on the subject are increasingly being asked to conduct research in an interdisciplinary manner whereby Roman law is not merely seen as a set of abstract concepts devoid of any background, but as a body of law which operated in a specific social, economic and cultural context. This "context-based" approach to the study of Roman law is an exciting new field which legal historians must address. Since the mid-1960s, a new academic movement has advocated a "law and society" approach to the study of Roman law instead of the prevailing dogmatic methodology employed in many Faculties of law. This book aims to further the current debate on the interface between legal history and ancient history. It brings together a distinguished group of scholars who will provide different perspectives on this debate. It addresses particular themes within this debate such as law and legal practice, law and gender as well as law and economics.
ISBN:
9780748668175
9780748668175
Category:
Roman law
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
21-01-2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
256
Dimensions (mm):
234x156x23mm
Weight:
0.45kg

Click 'Notify Me' to get an email alert when this item becomes available

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review New Frontiers.