Roman Law and European Culture (Derecho Romano y Cultura Europea) (Spanish)
Revista de Derecho Privado, No. 18, pp. 5-34, 2010
30 Pages Posted: 20 Dec 2013
Date Written: June 10, 2010
The European legal tradition was characteristically shaped by the ius commune which in turn was largely based on Roman law. The present lecture attempts to specify these intellectual connections. In addition, it examines the essential features of Roman law in classical antiquity; it analyzes changes in the perception of Roman law; and it explores the questions: How Roman is “contemporary” Roman law? and: How European is the “European” legal tradition?
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Keywords: European private law, civilian tradition, Roman law, contemporary Roman law, legal culture, codifications, ius commune, reception of Roman law
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