The author of the studies published in the volume “The Subsequent Fate and Continuity of Roman (Civil) Law from a Historical-Comparative Perspective” began to teach Roman law, legal history and comparative private law in English for foreign students several years ago. The rich experience of teaching the above mentioned courses in English persuaded the author that there is an utmost necessity to compile a collection of reading materials for these students. The students – coming from several states both from European and extra-European countries in order to study law in Hungary – have different knowledge and learning experience of Roman law and legal history. Therefore it is a difficult task to provide an appropriate learning material for the students participating in those courses.
Taking into consideration the foregoing the author attempted to gather several articles and studies of his, which might be able to provide help to the foreign students to understand and to learn some fundamental elements of the subsequent fate of Roman law and the historical development of private law. The first edition of this compendium was published in 2007. This second, revised and enlarged edition is based upon the experience of the past years. This edition is aimed to meet the demands of the students participating in the courses.
Some of the studies have already been published in several legal journals and compendiums. In order to give a better understanding to the students the author made several amendments and also some corrections to them. The author inserted a selected bibliography in relation of the subsequent fate of Roman law as well as of the historical development of private law. According to the view of the author this volume can provide help for those who intend to conduct further research in this field of jurisprudence.
The author intends to mention the active participation in the preparation of this volume his esteemed colleague, associate professor Adam Boóc. Professor Ádám Boóc, PhD has not only been participating in teaching classes in English within the framework of the above-mentioned courses, but also provided valuable contribution to the editing of the present volume. In this volume the reader also finds two articles authored by him.
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