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Roman Law before the Twelve Tables: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Sinclair W. Bell and Paul J. du Plessis


Bringing together a team of international experts from different subject areas – including law, history, archaeology and anthropology – this book re-evaluates the traditional narratives surrounding the origins of Roman law before the enactment of the Twelve Tables. Much is now known about the archaic period, relevant evidence from later periods continues to emerge and new methodologies bring the promise of interpretive inroads. This book explores whether, in light of recent developments in these fields, the earliest history of Roman law should be reconsidered. Drawing upon the critical axioms ... More

Keywords: Roman law, legal history, Twelve Tables, leges regiae, Roman archaeology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781474443968
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474443968.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sinclair W. Bell, editor
Northern Illinois University

Paul J. du Plessis, editor
University of Edinburgh

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