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The Interpretation of C 8.55.8☼

William M Gordon

in Roman Law, Scots Law and Legal History: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625161
eISBN:
9780748671571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625161.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The original context of C. 8.55.8 is gifts of a patron to his freedmen which could be revoked if he subsequently had children. After the revival of Roman law in the Middle Ages the text was given ... More


Reassessing the Influence of Medieval Jurisprudence on Jacques Cujas’ (1522–1590) Method

Xavier Prévost

in Reassessing Legal Humanism and its Claims: Petere Fontes?

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781474408851
eISBN:
9781474418522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408851.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Jacques Cujas (1522-1590) emerged as a leading representative of legal humanism, an intellectual movement that introduced the ideas of evolution and change in the making of law and the functioning of ... More


The Lex Regia: The Theory of Popular Sovereignty in the Roman Law Tradition

Daniel Lee

in Popular Sovereignty in Early Modern Constitutional Thought

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198745167
eISBN:
9780191806094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745167.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The chapter investigates the popular sovereignty doctrine originating in the Roman lex regia, the legendary Roman statute whereby the free people of the Roman Republic were traditionally said to have ... More


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