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Roman Law and Economics: Institutions and Organizations Volume I

Giuseppe Dari-Mattiacci and Dennis P. Kehoe


Rome is the only western society that autonomously grew a legal profession distinct from the political and religious power. Roman legal thought and the institutions that it generated have had and continue to have an enormous influence on legal thinking in the western world and beyond. This book investigates the economics of Roman legal institutions, their functions and their evolution. It brings together most of the scholars that have been active in this field in recent years from three interconnected perspectives: legal history, economic history, and the economic analysis of law. The book has ... More

Keywords: Roman law and economics, economics or Roman law, law economics and history, legal history, economic history, new institutional economics, economics of Roman institutions, legal evolution

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Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198787204
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198787204.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Giuseppe Dari-Mattiacci, editor
Alfred W. Bressler Professor of Law, Columbia Law School, USA

Dennis P. Kehoe, editor
Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities (Classical Studies), Tulane University, USA

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