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151 Watson, Alan ROME OF THE XII TABLES Persons and Property
Princeton University Press 1975 0691035482 / 9780691035482 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (G. P. Goold). Foxing/dustsoiling to top of textblock. DJ has edgewear with one small tear. Some sunning to DJ spine. ; 195 pages; Looks at the XII Tables of Rome that formed the foundation of Western jurisprudence, which include provisions concerning persons, succession and property--the legal topics of greatest importance in early social life. 
Price: 190.00 USD
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152 Watson, Alan THE EVOLUTION OF LAW
The Johns Hopkins University Press 1985 0801825040 / 9780801825040 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Foxing/dustsoiling to top of textblock. DJ has some browning. ; 156 pages 
Price: 23.00 USD
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153 Watson, Alan THE LAW OF PERSONS IN THE LATER ROMAN REPUBLIC
Oxford Clarendon Press 1967 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Very minor shelfwear. Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (G. P. Goold). Scholar's name to ffep (Eduard Fraenkel). ; 269 pages 
Price: 75.00 USD
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154 Watson, Alan THE LAW OF SUCCESSION IN THE LATER ROMAN REPUBLIC
Oxford Clarendon Press 1971 0198251955 / 9780198251958 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Very minor shelfwear. Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (G. P. Goold). Faint foxing to top of textblock. ; Contents: Hereditas; Forms of Wills; Capacity to Make, Take Under, or Witness a Will. Excursus: The Early History of Fideicommissa; Institution, Disinherison, Substitution; Void and Ineffective Wills; Praetorian Modification of Testate Succession; Principles of Interpretation; conditions and Similar Clauses in Wills; Types of Legacies; Extent of Legacies; Further aspects of Legacies; Legislation on Legacies; Intestate Succession; Hereditas Iacens: Cretio and Aditio; Hereditatis Petitio. ; 209 pages 
Price: 145.00 USD
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155 Watson, Alan THE SPIRIT OF ROMAN LAW
University of Georgia Press 1995 0820316695 / 9780820316697 Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Book is fine. DJ has very light shelfwear. ; This work is not about the rules or concepts of Roman law, says Alan Watson, but about the values and approaches, explicit and implicit, of those who made the law. The scope of Watson's concerns encompasses the period from the "Twelve Tables", around 451 BC, to the end of the so-called classical period, around AD 235. As he discusses the issues and problems that faced the Roman legal intelligentsia, Watson also holds up Roman law as a clear, although admittedly extreme, example of law's enormous impact on society in light of society's limited input into law. Roman private law has been the most admired and imitated system of private law in the world, but it evolved, Watson argues, as a hobby of gentlemen, albeit a hobby that carried social status. The jurists, the private individuals most responsible for legal development, were first and foremost politicians and (in the Empire) bureaucrats; their engagement with the law was primarily to win the esteem of their peers. The exclusively patrician College of Pontiffs was given a monopoly of interpretation of private law in the mid-fifth century BC. Though the College would lose its exclusivity and monopoly, interpretation of law remained one mark of a Roman gentleman. But only interpretation of the law, not conceptualisation or systematisation or reform, gave prestige, says Watson. Further, the jurists limited themselves to particular modes of reasoning: no arguments to a ruling could be based on morality, justice, economic welfare or what was approved elsewhere. No Praetor (one of the elected officials who controlled the courts) is famous for introducing reforms, Watson points out, and, in contrast with a non-jurist like Cicero, no jurist theorised about the nature of law. A strong characteristic of Roman law is its relative autonomy, and isolation from the rest of life. Paradoxically, this very autonomy was a key factor in the Reception of Roman Law - the assimilation of the learned Roman law as taught at the universities into the law of the individual territories of Western Europe. This is the first volume in the "Spirit of the Law" series. With the intention of illuminating the nature of legal systems throughout the world, titles in the series are concerned less with the rules of the law and more with the relationships of the laws in each system with religion and moral perspectives; the degree of complexity and abstraction; classifications; attitudes to possible sources of law; authority; and values enshrined in law. ; The Spirit of the Laws; 241 pages 
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156 Westermann, William Linn, & A. Arthur Schiller APOKRIMATA: DECISIONS OF SEPTIMUS SEVERUS ON LEGAL MATTERS Text, Translation and Historical Analysis by William Linn Westermann; Legal Commentary by A. Arthur Schiller
NY Columbia University Press 1954 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
Minor shelfwear with faint rubbing to boards. ; X, 110pp. ; 4to - over 9" - 12" tall; 110 pages 
Price: 47.00 USD
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157 Wlassak, Moriz KONFESSIO IN JURE UND DEFENSIONSWEIGERUNG NACH DER LEX RUBRIA DE GALLIA CISALPINA
Munich Verlag Der Bayerischen Akademie Der Wissenschaften 1934 Softcover Good 
Some tears to wraps with small strip missing to top edge of front wrap. Pages unopened. Endpapers tanned. ; Sitzungsberichte Der Bayerischen Akademie Der Wissenschaften Philosophisch-Historische Abteilung Jahrgang 1934. Heft 8; 93 pages 
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158 Zulueta, Francis De THE INSTITUTES OF GAIUS Part I: Text with Critical Notes and Translation
Oxford At the Clarendon Press 1951 Hardcover Near Fine in Good dust jacket 
Light browning to ffeps. Dustjacket has a few small nicks and tears. Small piece of DJ missing at top of spine. Browning to DJ. Edgewear with chipping. ; Indispensible for the study of Roman Law. ; 305 pages 
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