A concise, user-friendly introduction to Roman law written using non-specialist language and is aimed primarily at the secondary school/undergraduate market
Studying Roman Law provides a brief introduction to the legal world of the Romans. It contains an overview of the sources of Roman private law together with a survey of the main areas of the law. It also explains the context in which these rules operated and the mechanisms by which they were enforced against the backdrop of one of the most sophisticated and influential legal systems of the ancient world.
Paul du Plessis is senior lecturer in the School of Law, University of Edinburgh. He is a member of various organisations devoted to the study of legal history and is convener of the Edinburgh Roman Law Group.