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The Roman law of trusts

Author: David Johnston
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1988.
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A history of Roman law and how it affected society, focusing on the legal evolution of the "fideicommissum", a device similar to a "trust" in common law. As part of Roman inheritance law, this affected strategies of succession open to testators and reveals ambitions and legislative concerns.
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Genre/Form: History
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Johnston, David, 1961-
Roman law of trusts.
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1988
(DLC) 88019709
(OCoLC)18191173
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Johnston
ISBN: 9780191681356 0191681350
OCLC Number: 579849946
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 306 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Theory, practice, and history: Rudiments; Action and reaction: From republic to empire; Conspiracy of silence: Secret trusts; The dead hand: Perpetuities and settlements; An end to the horror: Trusts on intestacy; Words, deeds, and doubts: Interpretation; Of action and execution: Procedure; From morals to obligations: Evolution
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'This is a clearly written and interesting account of a very important subject.'T.G. Watkin, Journal of Legal History May '90 'an interesting work on the development of the Roman law fideicommissum Read more...

 
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