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

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Reinhard Zimmermann

Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law

Date Written: June 10, 2010

Abstract

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?

Note: Downloadable document is in Spanish.

Keywords: European private law, civilian tradition, Roman law, contemporary Roman law, legal culture, codifications, ius commune, reception of Roman law

Suggested Citation

Zimmermann, Reinhard, Roman Law and European Culture (Derecho Romano y Cultura Europea) (Spanish) (June 10, 2010). Revista de Derecho Privado, No. 18, pp. 5-34, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1623282

Reinhard Zimmermann (Contact Author)

Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law ( email )

Mittelweg 187
Hamburg, 20148
Germany

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