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Principle and Pragmatism in Roman Law

Principle and Pragmatism in Roman Law (Hardback)

Edited by Spagnolo, Dr Benjamin
Edited by Sampson, Joe

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This edited collection presents an interesting and original series of essays on the roles of principle and pragmatism in Roman private law. The book traverses key areas of Roman law to examine the explanatory power of - and delineate interactions between - abstract, doctrinal pri...nciple, and pragmatic, real-world problem-solving. Essays canvassing sources of law, property, succession, contracts and delicts sketch the varied roles of theoretical narratives - whether internal to Roman doctrine or derived from external influence - and of practical, policy-based solutions in the jurists' thought. Principled reasoning in Roman juristic argument ranges from safeguarding commerce, to the priority of acts or intentions in property transactions, to notions of pietas, to Platonic conceptions of the market. Pragmatism is discernible in myriad ways, from divergence between form and substance, to extension of legal rules for economic, social or political utility, to emphasis on what parties did rather than what they said. The distinctive contribution of the book is its survey of different manifestations of principle and pragmatism across Roman private law. The essays -by eminent as well as emerging academics - will stimulate debates and shed new light on this topic, and will be of interest to both scholars and students of Roman law.
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ISBN 9781509938957
Released NZ 12 Nov 2020
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781509938957
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Hart Publishing
Released 12 Nov 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) Edited by Spagnolo, Dr Benjamin
Edited by Sampson, Joe
Category Roman law / Civil law
Legal History
Civil Law (General Works)
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 340.54
Weight 517g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Roman law - Philosophy, Principle Philosophy, Pragmatism
NBS Text Law: General & Reference
ONIX Text College/higher education