Roman Law

The Corpus Juris Civilis

The Corpus Juris Civilis is a compilation of legal texts that Emperor Justinian I, the Great, systematized in the 6th century, and which was later printed by...

The Ius Gentium of the Roman Law

The ius gentium or law of nations, is the body of legal institutions that the Romans considered common to all human societies, and therefore applicable to any...

The Ius Honorarium

In Roman law, the ius honorarium is the body of rules created by the praetors after the constant repetition of the same decisions over time. In current terms...

The Property in Roman Law

Property is the legal institution that founded all the civil law of things in the Roman world, being the broadest and most absolute power that could be had...

The Agnation in Roman Law

Agnation is a form of kinship characteristic of Romans, and exclusive of their civil law, it was generated by being subject to the parental authority of the...

Historical Periods of Roman Law

The historical periods of Roman law, are the natural division of each of the facets that Roman law had in its development, essential to understand the scope...

The Peculium in Roman Law

The Peculium is a separate mass of goods within the patrimony of the paterfamilias that is given to one of his agnates, or his slaves, to administer them...

The Contubernium Marriage in Roman Law

For Romans, the contubernium or contubernium marriage frames in a generic way all kind of sexual relationships with slaves, whether between themselves, or...

The Medieval Glossators

The Medieval Glossators, constitutes one of the main non-theological sources of law during the High Middle Ages, they translated and compiled the classical...

The Status Familiae in Roman Law

The family status, familial status, or status familiae, is the legal situation of a free individual and Roman citizen, in relation to his agnatic family. This...

Interdictum de Homine Libero Exhibendo

The interdictum de homine libero exhibendo is a procedural figure, by which, the praetor could demand the appearance of a free man who had been unjustly...

Freedmen in Roman Law

The freedmen, from the Latin liberti, represent the Roman social class made up of people who have been freed from slavery, that is, those manumitted. The...

The Usufruct in Roman Law

The usufruct is a type of personal easement, constituted on a thing ─generally immovable─, which endows the usufructuary with the real rights of use and...

Verbal Contracts in Roman Law

Verbal contracts are a form of contracts that are concluded by the pronouncement of solemn...

The Stipulatio in Roman Law

The stipulation or stipulatio is a type of verbal contract, in which two parties solemnly bind themselves to the fulfillment of a provision, for having...

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