20 October 2015
András Földi — Gábor Hamza
HISTORY AND INSTITUTES OF ROMAN LAW
The most important Hungarian textbook
of Roman law for hundred years
This textbook succeeds the manual of Roman law written by Róbert Brósz and Elemér Pólay, first published in 1974. The new work of András Földi and Gábor Hamza offers a more extensive treatment not only than that of the textbook which it succeeds, but also than the two-volume, 1941 manual of Kálmán Személyi. In its detailed treatment of the subsequent history of Roman law it can only be compared to the classical work of Tamás Vécsey, the last edition of which appeared in 1907.
The treatise, as suggested by its title, presents the history and the institutes (i.e. the classical material) of Roman law. The historical part, however, does not deal exclusively with governmental organization and the legal sources of ancient Rome, but also traces in detail the continuous presence of Roman law in different contemporary legal systems.
The structure of the textbook is as follows:
· History and subsequent fate of Roman law
· Procedural law, including an outline of criminal procedure
· Law of persons and family law
· Law of things (Law of property)
· Law of obligations, with an appendix on criminal law
· Law of succession
The textbook includes an extensive bibliography, as well as three detailed indexes comprising more than 3000 entries.
Orders are to be directed to the Publisher:
Oktatáskutató és Fejlesztő Intézet
1143 Budapest, Szobránc utca 6–8.