Description:LikeNew. Hardcover. Hardcover. 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. First...LikeNew. Hardcover. Hardcover. 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. First edition. Light discoloration to dj. Else, overall, clean and sound. Near Fine. ISBN 0715614495.
Description:Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 0715614495. Shelfwear to DJ-...Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 0715614495. Shelfwear to DJ--minor creasing along top edge.; 4to 11"-13" tall; 190 pages; This book analyses about 2000 legal rulings (rescripts) given by Roman Emperors, and argues that, though issued in the name of emperors, they were really both in style and substance the work of at least 20 professional lawyers who headed the imperial office a libellis, half-a-dozen of them men, like Papinian. From their style we can detect when one lawyer-draftsman gave way to another, we can identify some of the lawyers and we can allot most of the rescripts to their real author. On this basis the author argues that in the third century there was a convention that the rights of citizens would be governed by objective legal standards. The study adduces evidence for the authenticity of the texts of rescripts in Justinian's Codex and, indirectly, of the Digest also.
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