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October 21, 2011

Roman Law: Ambitious. Enduring. Well-Traveled.

Roman law not only survived among the Roman population, it was revived and extended to peoples of Northern Europe, and it was then spread by modern colonization to lands beyond the seas of which the Romans had never even dreamed, to Quebec and Louisiana, to Spanish America and the Cape of Good Hope. Not so many years ago an appeal from South Africa to the British Privy Council turned upon an interpretation of a passage in the Digest of Justinian.

C. H. Haskins, Ch. VII, The Renaissance of the Twelfth Century (World 1972 ed.)


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Posted by Holden Oliver (Kitzb├╝hel Desk) at October 21, 2011 12:59 AM

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