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Zeitschrift der Savigny-Stiftung für Rechtsgeschichte: Romanistische Abteilung

Ed. by Kaiser, Wolfgang / Schermaier, Martin / Thür, Gerhard

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Volume 133, Issue 1


Die Bedeutung von leges publicae im Römischen Recht: Der Beitrag Mantovanis zur „legum multitudo“ und die Frage der Privatautonomie bei den Römern

Jakob Fortunat Stagl
Published Online: 2016-09-30 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.26498/zrgra-2016-0115


The Importance of Leges Publicae for Roman Law. Mantovani’s Article on „Legum Multitudo and Private Law“ and the question of Party Autonomy amongst the Romans. It is a common opinion among scholars of Roman law that formal laws (leges publicae) had only scarce importance for Roman law. As Mantovani recently demonstrated, our perception of Roman law in this respect was manipulated by the compilers: The original texts knew much more references to leges publicae than we are aware of. This instance has important consequences for our assessment of party autonomy amongst the Romans.

Keywords: party autonomy; leges publicae; legum multitudo; interpolations

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Published Online: 2016-09-30

Published in Print: 2016-09-01

Citation Information: Zeitschrift der Savigny-Stiftung für Rechtsgeschichte: Romanistische Abteilung, Volume 133, Issue 1, Pages 445–458, ISSN (Online) 2304-4934, ISSN (Print) 0323-4096, DOI: https://doi.org/10.26498/zrgra-2016-0115.

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