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Author: Carlo Pelloso

the supposed great “paradox” that characterized the archaic, pre-classical, and classical Roman law. A tablet found in London and dating back to late first century A.D. would seem to illustrate such a “paradox,” as well as the inner complexity of the Roman system, by documenting a sale including a

In: Journal of Global Slavery
Author: René Brouwer

outright taken over from, then at the very least inspired by Aris­totle, she makes a case for connecting law with human nature based on the specific ἔργον – to use Aristotle’s original expression, usually translated as ‘function’ – that goes with being human 6 .
 Roman law offers interesting examples

In: Tijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis / Revue d'Histoire du Droit / The Legal History Review
Author: Remus Valsan

ill-defined and misleading legal concepts. 3 At times, the search for an essential, common denominator of the fiduciary relations turns to exploring the literal meaning of the word “fiduciary.” 4 This line of inquiry points to the word fides and its role in Roman law. Looking to Roman law

In: Journal of Law, Religion and State
Author: H.L.E. Verhagen

top down’ with legislation, but ‘from the bottom up’, with the evidentiary documentation of transactions and other events 2 . The fact that in classical Roman law writing was rarely prescribed as a legal formality, does not mean that in practice many transactions were not recorded in a written

In: Tijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis / Revue d'Histoire du Droit / The Legal History Review
Author: Eltjo Schrage

the second assumption, ascribed by Rabbie to Grotius. Indeed, in several instances Grotius makes use of sources taken from Roman law. In his Index of Ancient Authors Rabbie mentions three quotations taken from the Codex Justinianus and 28 taken from the Digest . We will discuss three examples

In: Grotiana

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2007 DOI: 10.1163/187197407X192923 International Community Law Review 9 (2007) 59–102 I NTERNATIONAL C OMMUNITY L AW R EVIEW ICSID Arbitration and the Importance of Public Accountability of a Private Judicature – A Roman Law Perspective Frederic Gilles Sourgens 1

In: International Community Law Review

1 Introduction For decades, we have raised doubts in our lectures about the historical value of the so-called classical Roman law 1 . We have always favoured a historical approach to Roman law, in service of European legal history. Of course, there are legal sources dating back to

In: Tijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis / Revue d'Histoire du Droit / The Legal History Review
Author: Hylkje de Jong
In Ἐντολή (mandatum) in den Basiliken Hylkje de Jong deals with the way the Byzantine jurists of the early period (6th and early 7th century) and later period (11th and 12th century) dealt with the law of mandate as they found this in respectively Justinian’s compilation and in the 9th century Basilica. Commonly characterised as consistent Byzantine dogmatics, the remarks of these Byzantine jurists appear to be in reality individual approaches, coloured by each jurist’s own methodology of interpreting.
Based upon the Basilica texts, the law of mandate is set out thematically: the mandate’s object, the liability of parties, actions, remunerations. De Jong proves convincingly that the Byzantine remarks provide a better understanding of Justinian Roman law.

In der Studie Ἐντολή (mandatum) in den Basiliken beschäftigt sich Hylkje de Jong mit der Art und Weise, wie sich die byzantinischen Juristen des 6. und frühen 7. aber auch des 11. und 12. Jahrhunderts mit dem Auftragsrechts befassten, das sie in Justinians Kompilation bzw. in den Basiliken des 9. Jahrhunderts fanden. Die Äußerungen dieser byzantinischen Juristen werden in der Regel als einheitliche byzantinische Rechtslehre aufgefasst, erweisen sich aber in Wirklichkeit als individuelle Ansätze, die von der Methodik des jeweiligen Juristen geprägt und gefärbt sind.
Basierend auf den Basilikentexten wird das Auftragsrecht thematisch dargestellt: Gegenstand des Mandats, Haftung der Parteien, Klagen, Vergütungen etc. Überzeugend weist De Jong nach, dass die byzantinischen Darlegungen ein besseres Verständnis des römischen Rechts von Justinian vermitteln.
Author: W.J. Zwalve

Tijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis 77 (2009) 355-366 Revue d’Histoire du Droit 77 (2009) 355-366 The Legal History Review 77 (2009) 355-366 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI: 10.1163/004075809X12488525623047 Exit bos frisica , The Tolsum tablet and Roman law * W.J. Zwalve ** Summary The

In: Tijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis / Revue d'Histoire du Droit / The Legal History Review