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The Resource Law, language, and empire in the Roman tradition, Clifford Ando

Law, language, and empire in the Roman tradition, Clifford Ando

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Law, language, and empire in the Roman tradition
Title
Law, language, and empire in the Roman tradition
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Clifford Ando
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eng
Summary
"The Romans depicted the civil law as a body of rules crafted through communal deliberation for the purpose of self-government. Yet, as Clifford Ando demonstrates in Law, Language, and Empire in the Roman Tradition, the civil law was also an instrument of empire: many of its most characteristic features developed in response to the challenges posed when the legal system of Rome was deployed to embrace, incorporate, and govern people and cultures far afield. Ando studies the processes through which lawyers at Rome grappled with the legal pluralism resulting from imperial conquests. He focuses primarily on the tools--most prominently analogy and fiction--used to extend the system and enable it to regulate the lives of persons far from the minds of the original legislators, and he traces the central place that philosophy of language came to occupy in Roman legal thought. In the second part of the book Ando examines the relationship between civil, public, and international law. Despite the prominence accorded public and international law in legal theory, it was civil law that provided conceptual resources to those other fields in the Roman tradition. Ultimately it was the civil law's implication in systems of domination outside its own narrow sphere that opened the door to its own subversion. When political turmoil at Rome upended the institutions of political and legislative authority and effectively ended Roman democracy, the concepts and language that the civil law supplied to the project of Republican empire saw their meanings transformed. As a result, forms of domination once exercised by Romans over others were inscribed in the workings of law at Rome, henceforth to be exercised by the Romans over themselves"--Provided by publisher
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1969-
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Ando, Clifford
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Empire and after
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  • Roman law
  • Public law (Roman law)
  • International law (Roman law)
  • Roman law
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Law, language, and empire in the Roman tradition, Clifford Ando
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Copyright
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [153]-162) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Citizen and alien before the law -- Law's empire -- Empire and the laws of war -- Sovereignty and solipsism in democratic empires -- Domesticating domination -- Appendix. Work-arounds in Roman law : the fiction and its kin
Control code
724643420
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xi, 168 pages
Isbn
9780812243543
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011025556
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Law, language, and empire in the Roman tradition, Clifford Ando
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [153]-162) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Citizen and alien before the law -- Law's empire -- Empire and the laws of war -- Sovereignty and solipsism in democratic empires -- Domesticating domination -- Appendix. Work-arounds in Roman law : the fiction and its kin
Control code
724643420
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xi, 168 pages
Isbn
9780812243543
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011025556
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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