Roman Law and the Idea of Europe

Roman Law and the Idea of Europe

Description

Roman law is widely considered to be the foundation of European legal culture and an inherent source of unity within European law. Roman Law and the Idea of Europe explores the emergence of this idea of Roman law as an idealized shared heritage, tracing its origins among exiled German scholars in Britain during the Nazi regime. The book follows the spread and influence of these ideas in Europe after the war as part of the larger enthusiasm for European unity. It argues that the rise of the importance of Roman law was a reaction against the crisis of jurisprudence in the face of Nazi ideas of racial and ultranationalistic law, leading to the establishment of the idea of Europe founded on shared legal principles.

With contributions from leading academics in the field as well as established younger scholars, this volume will be of immense interests to anyone studying intellectual history, legal history, political history and Roman law in the context of Europe.

Available via Open Access on Bloomsbury Collections (https://www.bloomsburycollections.com/).


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Details

Author(s)
Bo Strath, Professor Martti Koskenniemi, Dr Kaius Tuori, Dr Heta Bjoerklund
Format
Hardback | 304 pages
Dimensions
156 x 234 x 20.32mm | 599g
Publication date
27 Dec 2018
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
6 bw illus
ISBN10
1350058734
ISBN13
9781350058736