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HISTORY OF THE ROMAN LAW FROM THE TEXT OF ORTOLAN'S HISTOIRE DE LA LEGISLATION ROMAINE ET GENERALISATION DU DROIT (EDITION OF 1870)

Ortolan, Joseph; Prichard, I.; Nasmith, D.


Item #: 61162

Pages: xxxii, 717 pp.
Published: London; Butterworths; 1871. Reprinted in 2007.

Subjects: JURISPRUDENCE, ROMAN LAW

"It is because the national career of Rome contains more ofthe elements which contribute to the interest and utility ofhistorical study than that of any other nation in the worldand because of the close affinity which exists between manyof the principal institutions of modern times and those ofRome, and because of its influence on our literature andabove all upon our laws, that the translators have been ledto encourage the hope that the value of the work by thegreatest writer on this subject, reduced to a form andclothed in language which will render it accessible to allEnglish readers, will be appreciated. "M. Ortolan's Historyof Roman Law, by far the most masterly work on thisinteresting subject in any language, has for many years beena source from which our English writers on jurisprudencehave drawn much of their material" - Translators' Intro.

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