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Roman Law before the Twelve TablesAn Interdisciplinary Approach$
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Sinclair W. Bell and Paul J. du Plessis

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781474443968

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474443968.001.0001

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The Dawn of Roman Law

The Dawn of Roman Law

(p.1) Introduction The Dawn of Roman Law
(p.iii) Roman Law before the Twelve Tables

Paul J du Plessis

Sinclair W

Edinburgh University Press

When the compilers of Justinian’s Digest in the sixth century CE reflected on the origins of Roman law as a legal order, they decided that the topic was of such importance that it had to be placed at the very front of the Digest, in book 1 title 2, directly after the introductory title in which central concepts such as ‘justice’ and ‘law’ were explained....

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