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An Introduction to the Study of Justinian’s Digest
Containing an Account of its Composition and of the Jurists Used or Referred to Therein, Together with a Full Commentary on One Title (De Usufructu)

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  • Date Published: February 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108018241


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  • Henry John Roby (1830–1915) was a Cambridge-educated classicist whose influential career included periods as a schoolmaster, a Professor of Roman law at University College, London, an educational reformer and a Member of Parliament. First published in 1884, this volume provides an analysis and discussion of Justinian's Digesta, a compendium of second and third century Roman legal writings which forms part of the body of Roman civil law issued under Justinian I in 533 AD. It is considered a fundamental work of Roman jurisprudence. Roby discusses the historical context of the Digesta, compares extracts in other legal sources with the original text and provides the Latin text of De Usufructu (one of the titles from the Digesta) with detailed close textual discussion and analysis. This volume was the first published guide to studying the Digesta and is considered one of Roby's most important contributions to jurisprudence.

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    • Date Published: February 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108018241
    • length: 546 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 31 mm
    • weight: 0.69kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introductory remarks
    2. Justinian's legislation
    3. Division of the digest and order of the titles
    4. Order of extracts in the title
    5. Comparison of extracts with their originals
    6. Introductory to account of jurists
    7. Early jurists
    8. Jurists of Cicero's time
    9. Labeo and the two schools of jurists
    10. Jurists of first half of first century
    11. Jurists of second half of first century
    12. Jurists of first half of second century
    13. Jurists of second half of second century
    14. Papinian, Ulpian, Paul
    15. Latest jurists
    16. Of lawyers' Latin
    17. Authorities for text of Digest
    18. Of the mode of citing the Digest
    19. Books recommended
    Digest VII I De usufructu et quemadmodum quis utatus fruatur
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    Henry John Roby

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