Ulpian: Pioneer of Human Rights

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Honore's discussions of dating, authenticity, use of sources, and Ulpian's 'empirical method' are rigorously argued and meticulously documented. ( Ralph W. Mathisen)

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This is the second edition of Tony Honoré's 1982 book on the life and works of Ulpian, the early third-century lawyer from Syria who contributed two-fifths of Justinian's sixth-century Digest, which for many centuries formed the staple of European legal education. His writing has been at least as influential as that of any other lawyer, ancient or modern. As an intellectual in government he not only wrote about Roman law and administration, public and private, on a massive scale but he also played a full part in the turbulent life of the Severan dynasty (193-235), until his own murder by rebellious troops in 223 or 224 AD.

The book has been thoroughly revised in the light of recent scholarship and three new chapters added. The new edition stresses Ulpian's claim to be the first lawyer to champion human rights. He expounded Roman law to the cosmopolitan society of his time, in which citizenship was extended to all free people in the empire, as a system based on reason and equity designed for people, including slaves, who are by nature free and equal. His voluminous works, mainly composed in 213-17 AD, were dictated in a conversational style. In dealing with legal problems they argue from example and analogy and appeal to considerations of utility and equity in a way not unlike that of Anglo-American lawyers.

The book examines Ulpian's style and method of work, distinguishes genuine works from those falsely attributed to him, and examines his claim that law is the true 'philosophy'.

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Buchbeschreibung Oxford Univ Pr, 21.03.2002., 2002. Buchzustand: Sehr gut. Auflage: Second.. 316 Seiten kleine Lagerspuren am Buch, Inhalt einwandfrei und ungelesen 432172 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 600 23,8 x 16,0 x 2,6 cm, Gebundene Ausgabe. Artikel-Nr. 157666

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Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Antiquarian. Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1982. 1st ed. XI,303p. Original blue cloth with dust wrps. (Rare thus). 'Taking the book as whole then it will not be the definitive work on Ulpian, if such a work be possible. If anything it raises more questions than it solves. Taking 'Ulpian' in the context of H.'s other work it would also be a serious mistake to take that work as a whole as a foundation on which to build at this stage. His results are still no more than hypotheses and his challenge to scholars to test them must be taken up. Apart from the main theses 'Ulpian' contains many interesting ideas and observations which could and should be pursued further.' (W.M. GORDON in The Classical Review (New Series), 1984, p.234). From the library of Professor Carl Deroux. Antiquarian. Artikel-Nr. 47304

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