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Roman Law, Scots Law and Legal History: Selected Essays

William Gordon


A collection of articles on themes of Roman law, Scots law and legal history arranged in five groups. The first deals with problems in the Roman law of property and obligations, including three articles on transfer by delivery or traditio and others on the controversial date of the lex Aquilia, depositum irregulare, the actio de posito and agency in Roman law. The second ranges over medieval interpretations of Roman texts and their application, producing surprising results, the use or apparent use of Roman law in a particular case and the way in which Roman law has been followed but adapted in ... More

Keywords: Roman law, Civil law, Canon law, Civil law and Common law, Reception, Scottish legal history, Institutional writers

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Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780748625161
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625161.001.0001


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Roman Law

Roman Law and Scots Law

Scottish Legal History

Roman Law Influence

General Interest