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Introduction: Themes and Literature

J W Cairns and P J du Plessis

in Beyond Dogmatics

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print May 2007 | ISBN: 9780748627936
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651474 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627936.003.0012
Introduction: Themes and Literature

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This introductory chapter begins with a brief description of John Crook's book, Law and Life of Rome (1967) and how it inspired a small number of ancient historians to appreciate the value of a broader, more interdisciplinary, approach, which places the study of the law of the Roman Empire within various other academic disciplines such as legal history, ancient history, classics, and patristic studies. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords: John Crook; Roman law; ancient history; Roman Empire

Chapter.  2717 words. 

Subjects: History of Law

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