Roman Law Before the Twelve Tables: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Sinclair W Bell (Editor), Paul Du Plessis (Editor)

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Bringing together a team of international experts from different subject areas – including law, history, archaeology and anthropology – this book re-evaluates the traditional narratives surrounding the origins of Roman law before the enactment of the Twelve Tables. Much is now known about the archaic period, relevant evidence from later periods continues to emerge and new methodologies bring the promise of interpretive inroads. This book explores whether, in light of recent developments in these fields, the earliest history of Roman law should be reconsidered.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Number of pages216
ISBN (Electronic) 9781474443999
ISBN (Print)9781474443968
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2020


  • Roman law
  • Twelve Tables
  • law and society


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