Intended for law students who are busy but desire more than an outline of the subject, Chamier's manual offers a clearly focused survey with detailed discussion of Roman elements that are relevant to present-day common law. "The author, in some two hundred pages, clear both as to style and type, has lucidly explained the salient features of the Law of Persons, the Law of Things, and the Law of Actions. We have carefully perused the little book, and...we can speak highly of the manner in which the author has treated his well-worn subject.": Law Magazine & Law Review 20, 5th. Series (1894-1895) 273.
A landmark in the study of Roman law Reprint of the only edition. The final edition of Ortolan's Explication Historique des Instituts de Justinien (1873) is a vast three-volume work containing a history of Roman law, a treatise on Roman jurisprudence and a complete commentary on the Institutes, the textbook of Justinian's law from the Corpus Juris Civilis. It was the standard textbook in its day and often the basis for examinations. Conceived for students with limited time and fluency in French, Mears's Analysis is a skillful condensation of Ortolan's work. Still a remarkably comprehensive study, it provides an excellent contextual overview of Roman law. CONTENTS PART I. History of Roman Legislation First Epoch -The Kings Second Epoch -The Republic Third Epoch -The Emperors Roman Law after Justinian PART II. Generalisation of Roman Law Introduction Persons Things Facts, Events, or Acts Rights PART III. Commentary on Justinian's Institutes Argument and Preface Book I Book II Book III Book IV T[homas]. Lambert Mears [1839-1918] was a barrister of the Inner Temple and taught at the University of London.
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