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A conference on Roman law : the future of obligations / Thomas A.J. McGinn
The Roman conception of contract / Roberto Fiori
Roman contracts and the construction of fault in their formation / Federico Procchi
Status and contract in ancient Rome : with some thoughts on the future of obligations? / Carla Masi Doria
Theory and practice in the Roman law of contracts / Paul du Plessis
Obligations in classical procedure / Ernest Metzger
Public building contracts in the Roman Republic / J. Michael Rainer
Roman economic policy and the law of contracts / Dennis Kehoe
Gender and the Roman law of obligations / Nikolaus Benke
An anthropology of fault at Rome / Salvo Randazzo
Roman delicts and criminal law : theory and practice / Cosimo Cascione
Roman delicts and the construction of fault / Maria Floriana Cursi
The byzantine law of obligations / Bernard Stolte
Looking ahead to the Roman law of obligations : reflections on opportunities in research and pedagogy / Thomas A.J. McGinn.
Long a major element of classical antiquity, the study of the laws of the ancient Romans has gained momentum in recent years as interdisciplinary work in legal studies has spread. Two resulting issues have arisen, on one hand concerning Roman laws as intellectual achievements and historical artefacts, and on the other about how we should consequently conceptualise Roman law. Drawn from a conference convened by the volume's editor at the American Academy in Rome, addressing these concerns and others, this volume showcases the expertise of participants from 11 European and two American universities. The Roman law of obligations-a subset of private law-is investigated in detail, together with its subordinate fields, contracts and delicts (torts). Participants elucidate the relationship between private law on one hand and Roman society and its economy on the other. Chapters also examine whether rules themselves reflect upper-class values and whether it is possible to speak of them as elements of an ideology. This volume includes contributions by Nikolaus Benke, Cosimo Cascione, Maria Floriana Cursi, Carla Masi Doria, Paul du Plessis, Roberto Fiori, Dennis Kehoe, Ernest Metzger, Federico Procchi, Michael Rainer, Salvo Randazzo, and Bernard Stolte, as well as opening and concluding chapters by editor Thomas McGinn. (source: Nielsen Book Data)