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Beyond Dogmatics: Law and Society in the Roman World

John W. Cairns and Paul J. du Plessis


This book contributes to the debate about the relationship between law and society in the Roman world. This debate, which was initiated by the work of John Crook in the 1960s, has had a profound impact upon the study of law and history and has created sharply divided opinions on the extent to which law may be said to be a product of the society that created it. This work is an attempt to provide a balanced assessment of the various points of view. The chapters within the book have been specifically arranged to represent the debate. The chapters address this debate by focusing on studies of law ... More

Keywords: John Crook, Alan Watson, Roman codes, Roman codification, Roman death, Roman economics, Roman commerce, Roman procedure

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780748627936
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627936.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John W. Cairns, author

Paul J. du Plessis, author