Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Jurists UprootedGerman-Speaking Emigré Lawyers in Twentieth Century Britain$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Jack Beatson and Reinhard Zimmermann

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199270583

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270583.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 24 October 2020

Roman Law in Twentieth-century Britain

Roman Law in Twentieth-century Britain

Chapter:
(p.249) Roman Law in Twentieth-century Britain
Source:
Jurists Uprooted
Author(s):

Peter Birks

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270583.003.0006

Roman law in the United Kingdom had two 20th century histories. One was happy, and the other was not. For generations, Justinian's Institutes had played an enormously important part in the formation of the common lawyer's mind. That debt was real even for the many who remained unaware of the identity of the creditor. By the end of the century the teaching of the Institutes course to young lawyers in the early stages of their legal education had almost completely died out. The other, by comparison, has nothing immediately to do with the education of common lawyers. It is the story of the British contribution to research and scholarship on Roman law itself. The uprooted Romanists who came to Britain were part of, and partly made, both of these different stories.

Keywords:   Britain, Roman law, émigré legal scholars, Germany, legal education, curriculum, David Daube, Otto Lenel, dogmatic interpolationism, legal research

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .