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The Resource Legitimacy and law in the Roman world : tabulae in Roman belief and practice, Elizabeth A. Meyer, (electronic resource)

Legitimacy and law in the Roman world : tabulae in Roman belief and practice, Elizabeth A. Meyer, (electronic resource)

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Legitimacy and law in the Roman world : tabulae in Roman belief and practice
Title
Legitimacy and law in the Roman world
Title remainder
tabulae in Roman belief and practice
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth A. Meyer
Title variation
Legitimacy & Law in the Roman World
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Greeks wrote mostly on papyrus, but the Romans wrote solemn religious, public and legal documents on wooden tablets often coated with wax. This book investigates the historical significance of this resonant form of writing; its power to order the human realm and cosmos and to make documents efficacious; its role in court; the uneven spread - an aspect of Romanization - of this Roman form outside Italy, as provincials made different guesses as to what would please their Roman overlords; and its influence on the evolution of Roman law. An historical epoch of Roman legal transactions without writing is revealed as a juristic myth of origins. Roman legal documents on tablets are the ancestors of today's dispositive legal documents - the document as the act itself. In a world where knowledge of the Roman law was scarce - and enforcers scarcer - the Roman law drew its authority from a wider world of belief.--
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Meyer, Elizabeth A
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Legal documents (Roman law)
  • Roman law
  • Wooden tablets
Label
Legitimacy and law in the Roman world : tabulae in Roman belief and practice, Elizabeth A. Meyer, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511482861
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- pt. I. The world of belief. The use and value of Greek legal documents ; Roman perceptions of Roman tablets: aspects and associations ; The Roman tablet: style and language ; Recitation from tablets ; Tablets and efficacy -- pt. II. The evolution of practice. Roman tablets in Italy (AD 15-79) ; Roman tablets and related forms in the Roman provinces (30 BC-AD 260) ; Tablets and other documents in court to AD 400 ; Documents, jurists, the emperor, and the law (AD 200-AD535) -- Conclusion
Control code
CR9780511482861
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 353 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521497015
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)166871152
Label
Legitimacy and law in the Roman world : tabulae in Roman belief and practice, Elizabeth A. Meyer, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511482861
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- pt. I. The world of belief. The use and value of Greek legal documents ; Roman perceptions of Roman tablets: aspects and associations ; The Roman tablet: style and language ; Recitation from tablets ; Tablets and efficacy -- pt. II. The evolution of practice. Roman tablets in Italy (AD 15-79) ; Roman tablets and related forms in the Roman provinces (30 BC-AD 260) ; Tablets and other documents in court to AD 400 ; Documents, jurists, the emperor, and the law (AD 200-AD535) -- Conclusion
Control code
CR9780511482861
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 353 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521497015
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)166871152

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