LITERATURE IN ENGLISH ON ROMAN LAW 1921-23. I. NEW BOOKS. 1. W. W. Buckland, A Textbook of Roman Law from Augustus to Justinian. XIV + 756 pp. Cambridge, 1921. 50 shillings. Reviews: H. D. Hazeltine, Cambridge Review Apr. 28, 1922. F. de Zulueta, Cambridge Law Journal 1922,166.Roscoe Pound, Journal of Roman Studies 1921 (pub. 1923), 269. P. De Fran- cisci, Bull. Ist. Dir. Rom. 1922, 212. S. H. L., Law Quarterly Review 1922, 246 L. Wenger, Krit. Vierteljabrschrift 20, 105-106. Having expressed my opinions of this notable work in the review above-mentioned, I consider myself dispensed from repeating them here. De Francisci has rendered a service by citing a number of works, chiefly Italian, which Dr. Buckland had omitted at least to mention. Any one who has experienced the di.fficulty of obtaining Italian books in England will find the omissions more than excusable. In any case bibliographical lacunae are inevitable in the first edition of a general manual when it is, like the present work, written from an independent standpoint. But De Francisci finds a more serious fault, namely the absence of definitions and of presentation of organic principles, and the lack of historical and dogmatic coordination. As
The Legal History Review / Tijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis / Revue d'Histoire du Droit – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 1924
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