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Law in the Roman provinces

Author: Kimberley Czajkowski; Benedict Eckhardt; Meret Strothmann
Publisher: Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2020
Series: Oxford Studies in Roman Society and Law; Oxford studies in roman society and law.
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The study of the Roman Empire has changed dramatically in the last century, with significant emphasis now placed on understanding the experiences of subject populations, rather than a sole focus on the Roman imperial elites. Local experiences, and interactions between periphery and centre, are an intrinsic component in our understanding of the empire's function over and against the earlier, top-down model. But where  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Law in the Roman Provinces / Kimberley Czajkowski, Benedikt Eckhardt, Meret Strothmann
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2019
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kimberley Czajkowski; Benedict Eckhardt; Meret Strothmann
ISBN: 9780198844082 0198844085
OCLC Number: 1178803266
Description: viii, 526 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: FrontmatterList of TablesList of Contributors1: Kimberley Czajkowski and Benedikt Eckhardt: IntroductionI. Egypt and the Near East2: Andrea Joerdens: Aequum et iustum: On Dealing with the Law in the Province of Egypt3: Uri Yiftach: Order and Chaos in Roman Administrative Terminology4: Jose Luis Alonso: The Constitutio Antoniniana and Private Legal Practice in the Eastern Empire5: Anna Plisecka: The Decision of Septimius Severus and Caracalla on longi temporis praescriptio (BGU 267 and P.Strass. 22)6: Kimberley Czajkowski: Law and Romanization in Judaea7: Tiziana J. Chiusi: Legal Interactions in the Archive of Babatha: P. Yadin 21 and 228: Kimberley Czajkowski: Law and Administration at the Edges of Empire: The Case of Dura-EuroposII. Asia Minor and Greece9: Ulrich Huttner: Latin Law in Greek Cities: Knowledge of Law and Latin in Imperial Asia Minor10: Cedric Brelaz: Local Understandings of Roman Criminal Law and Procedure in Asia Minor11: Georgy Kantor: Navigating Roman Law and Local Privileges in Pontus-Bithynia12: Lina Girdvainyte: Law and Citizenship in Roman Achaia: Continuity and Change13: Ioannis Tzamtzis: The Integration and Perception of the Rule of Law in Roman Crete: From the Roman Conquest to the End of the Principate (67 BCE-235 CE)14: Athina Dimopoulou: Lesbos in the Roman Empire: Treaties, Legal Institutions, and Local Sentiment towards Roman Rule15: Ilias N. Arnaoutoglou: An Outline of Legal Norms and Practices in Roman Macedonia (167 BCE-212 CE)III. Africa and the West16: Werner Eck: The leges municipales as a Means of Legal and Social Romanization of the Provinces of the Roman Empire17: Meret Strothmann: Roman City-Laws of Spain and their Modelling of the Religious Landscape18: Clifford Ando: Public Law in Roman North Africa19: Anna Dolganov: Nutricula causidicorum: Legal Practitioners in Roman North Africa20: Benedikt Eckhardt: Law, Empire, and Identity between West and East: The Danubian Provinces21: Paul du Plessis: Provincial Law' in Britannia22: Matthijs Wibier: Legal Education and Legal Culture in Gaul during the Principate23: Giovanna D. Merola: PerspectivesEndmatterIndices
Series Title: Oxford Studies in Roman Society and Law; Oxford studies in roman society and law.
Responsibility: edited by Kimberley Czajkowski and Benedict Eckhardt ; in collaboration with Meret Strothmann.


The study of the Roman empire has changed dramatically in the last century, with growing emphasis on local experiences rather than a sole focus on imperial elites. This volume explores how law fits  Read more...


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