Larva Legis Aquiliae

The Mask of the Aquilia Torn off the Action for Damage Done

Edited by: Margaret Hewett, Reinhard Zimmermann

Christian Thomasius was the founding father of the German enlightenment, and as such initiated a second German reformation. He was a philosopher, educator and journalist, but above all he was a lawyer. He was extraordinarily successful as an academic teacher and was also a prolific writer. Perhaps best known today for his campaign against witch-hunting, he was, in his day, equally renowned for his study of Roman law, of which the Larva Legis is a single but remarkable example. The reprinted and translated text in this book is notable for three reasons. First because of the eminence and influence of its author; second because of the way in which it illustrates the development of the civilian tradition and its critical assessment by lawyers; and third, because it is a key text within the history of one of the main branches of the European law of obligations.

188 pages

Publication Date: 11/1/2000
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781841132235

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