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Ancient law and modern understanding

Alan Watson

Ancient law and modern understanding

at the edges

by Alan Watson

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Published by University Of Georgia Press in Athens, GA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Roman law,
  • Ancient Law

  • Edition Notes

    StatementAlan Watson
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvii, 148 p.
    Number of Pages148
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27197467M
    ISBN 100820341150
    ISBN 109780820341156
    OCLC/WorldCa936216669

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      A. 1. Richard Alston, Soldier and Society in Roman Egypt.A Social History. Soldier and Society in Roman Egypt provides a complete reassessment of the impact of the Roman army on local societies, and convincingly challenges the orthodox picture. The soldiers are seen not as an isolated elite living in fear of the local populations, but as relatively well-integrated into local Author: Erika Harlitz-Kern.   The Law, the Prophets, and Understanding the Gospel. and illustrate the progression from scroll, to Codex (handwritten book form), to the modern printed form of a Hebrew Bible, and finally to a modern English Bible. The text of Scripture that forms the Bible has been remarkably preserved from ancient scrolls to modern Bible translations.

    Book Description. Understanding Greek Warfare offers a wide-ranging survey of Greek warfare, from the Mycenaeans through to the Hellenistic kingdoms’ clashes with Rome. Each chapter provides an overview of a particular theme and historical period, and a detailed discussion of the relevant sources, both ancient and modern. Note.—The reader who desires to study Maine in the light of modern criticism is recommended to read Sir F. Pollock's "Notes on Maine's Ancient Law" (published by John Murray at 2s. 6d., or, with the text, at best short study of Maine with which I am acquainted is the article by Professor Vinogradoff in the Law Quarterly Review for April


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