STATE AND FAMILY IN EARLY ROME
Item #: 59451
Pages: xx, 288 pp.
Published: London; George Bell and Sons; 1908. Reprinted in 2005.
Subjects: FAMILY LAW, ROMAN LAW
Launspach, barrister and member of the Inner Temple, arguesthat in its "infancy and adolescence" early Rome was "aconscious imitation of the ancient Gens or ancient Family,that its theory of government was founded upon the relationsexisting between kinsmen, and that these again, weredetermined by religious notations which later becametransformed through developments with the City and externalinfluences" (forward, v). The early state was neither ademocracy nor an autocracy because its roots were neitherpurely economic nor political. When expansion and internalchange drew the Roman commonwealth away from its familialroots, the underlying assumptions that had bound the statefragmented and the constitutional order was graduallysupplanted by more authoritarian structures. Reprinted byThe Lawbook Exch, Ltd. Distributed by Wm. S. Hein & Co., Inc
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