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THE

HISTORY AND PRINCIPLES

OF CIVIL LAW

BY THE SAME AUTHOR.

THE SCIENCE OF LAW. Fifth edition. Crown 8vo,

cloth, 5s. “The object of this work is, inter alia, to bring before the student the results of the investigations and labours of Bentham, Austin, and Sir Henry Maine, so far as they contribute to the advancement of legal knowledge. ... Much would remain unsaid though we discussed the author's very interesting volume at far greater length; but this we can say, that it does 'open out to novices an unsuspected region of interest,' and that we hope with Mr. Amos it will whet their curiosity and stimulate them to further research.'"-Law Times.

Vol. X. in the International Scientific Series.

THE SCIENCE OF POLITICS. Crown Svo, cloth, 5s.

“ Professor Amos has collected a great many observations and offered a great many opinions, some of which are original, and some of which are valuable." -Athenæum.

Vol. XLV. in the International Scientific Series.

London: Kegan Paul, TRENCH & Co., 1, PATEXnoster SQUARE.

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HISTORY AND PRINCIPLES

OF THE

CIVIL LAW OF ROME

AN AID TO THE

STUDY OF SCIENTIFIC AND COMPARATIVE

JURISPRUDENCE

BY

SHELDON AMOS, M.A.

BARRISTER AT LAW, LATE PROFESSOR OF JURISPRUDENCE IN

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, LONDON
PROFESSOR OF JURISPRUDENCE AND ROMAN LAW IN THE INNS OF COURT

AND EXAMINER IN THE UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
AUTHOR OF “THE SCIENCE OF LAW," "SYSTEMATIC VIEW OF THE

SCIENCE OF JURISPRUDENCE," "AN ENGLISH CODE," ETC.

LONDON
KEGAN PAUL, TRENCH & CO., 1, PATERNOSTER SQUARE

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(The rights of translation and of reproduction are reserved.)

TO

SIR HENRY SUMNER MAINE,

WHOSE HISTORICAL TREATISES AND CONSISTENT ADVOCACY OF

AN HISTORICAL METHOD IN

LEGAL STUDIES HAVE RESCUED THE LAWS OF ROME

FROM THE NEGLECT INTO WHICH THEY HAD FALLEN IN ENGLAND,

AND ESTABLISHED FOR EVER THEIR ESSENTIAL RELATION

TO EVERY SYSTEM OF LAW

HAVING AN EUROPEAN PARENTAGE.

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