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Agency and Roman Law<sup>☼</sup>

William M Gordon

in Roman Law, Scots Law and Legal History

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print October 2007 | ISBN: 9780748625161
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748671571 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625161.003.0005
Agency and Roman Law☼

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It is notable that Roman law gives little recognition to direct agency, relying mainly on indirect agency. This is seen as a criticism and a weakness in the law but direct agency is not in every respect superior to indirect agency. The criticism of Roman law is then arguably rather exaggerated but even indirect agency could usefully have been developed further in Roman law than it was.

Keywords: Agency; Direct agency; Indirect agency

Chapter.  3317 words. 

Subjects: History of Law

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