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Parution : 05/2018
Editeur : Edinburgh UP
ISBN : 978-1-4744-3446-1
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Wrongful Damage to Property in Roman Law

British Perspectives

Sous la direction de Paul J. du Plessis

Présentation de l'éditeur

A new assessment of the importance of the lex Aquilia (wrongful damage to property) on Roman law in Britain 

Few topics have had a more profound impact on the study of Roman law in Britain than the lex Aquilia, a Roman statute enacted c.287/286 BCE to reform the Roman law on wrongful damage to property. This volume investigates this peculiarly British fixation against the backdrop larger themes such as the development of delict/tort in Britain and the rise of comparative law. 

Taken collectively, the volume establishes whether it is possible to identify a 'British' method of researching and writing about Roman law.

Paul J. du Plessis is Professor of Roman law in the School of Law at the University of Edinburgh. His research include Roman law, medieval interpretations of Roman law, Roman-Dutch law, the historical development of the civilian tradition in mixed jurisdictions, and the relationships between law and history and law and society in a historical context. He has secondary research interests in the development of European private law, comparative law and international private law. 


John W. Cairns, Professor of Civil law, The University of Edinburgh
Paul J. du Plessis, Professor of Roman law, The University of Edinburgh
Robin Evans-Jones, Professor of Jurisprudence, The University of Aberdeen
David Ibbetson, Regius Professor of Civil law, The University of Cambridge
David Johnston QC, Advocate in the Court of Session, Edinburgh and sometime Regius Professor of Civil law, The University of Cambridge
Alberto Lorusso, Associate Professor of Roman law, The University of Madrid (Alcalà de Henares)
Paul Mitchell, Professor of Law, University College London
Joe Sampson, David Li Fellow in Law, Selwyn College, Affiliated Lecturer, The University of Cambridge
Helen Scott, Tutorial Fellow, Lady Margaret Hall, and Professor of Law, The University of Oxford
Benjamin Spagnolo, Fellow at Trinity College and Lecturer in Law, The University of Cambridge
Giuseppe Valditara, Professor of Roman law, The University of Turin



Paul J. du Plessis

Matters of Context

1. The Early Historiography of the Lex Aquilia in Britain: Introducing Students to the Digest
John W. Cairns

2. William Warwick Buckland on the Lex Aquilia
David Ibbetson

3. 'This Concern with Pattern': F.H. Lawson's Negligence in the Civil Law
Paul Mitchell

4. Student's Digest: 9.2 in Oxford in the Twentieth Century
Benjamin Spagnolo

Case Studies

5. Revisiting D.
Joe Sampson

6. Reflections on the Quantification of Damnum
Alberto Lorusso

7. Causation and Remoteness: British Steps on a Roman Path
David Johnston

8. Roman and Civil Law Reflections on the Meaning of Iniuria in Damnum Iniuria Datum
Giuseppe Valditara

9. Lord Atkin, Donoghue v Stevenson and the Lex Aquilia: Civilian Roots of the 'Neighbour' Principle
Robin Evans-Jones and Helen Scott

10. Conclusions
Paul J. du Plessis

256 pages.  $110