Theodora in Scotland

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Ernest Metzger, University of Glasgow School of Law

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Theodora in Scotland


Call for Submissions: Roman Legal Tradition. The Editor and Board of Roman Legal Tradition welcome submissions for the forthcoming issue. Roman Legal Tradition is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the civilian tradition in ancient, medieval, and modern law. It is published by the Ames Foundation at the Harvard Law School and the Alan Rodger Endowment at the University of Glasgow.
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Call for Participants. Comparative Legal History IRC, Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association, Mexico City, Mexico, 20-23 June 2017. The Comparative Legal History International Research Collaborative of the Law and Society Association ("CLH-IRC") is seeking participants for the 2017 meeting of the LSA in Mexico City, Mexico. CLH-IRC plans to gather together distinguished legal historians from around the world to engage in scholarly discussion in the field of comparative legal history. Each CLH-IRC panel will include representatives from different regions, including the Global South. CLH-IRC will also focus its efforts on sociological aspects of legal history, in keeping with the theme of the 2017 conference. Interested scholars are invited to contact Joshua Tate of the SMU Dedman School of Law.

LXXe Session de la Société Internationale Fernand de Visscher pour l'Histoire des Droits de l'Antiquité, 13-17 ix 2016, Paris.
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British Legal History Conference 2017: 'Networks and Connections'. 5-8 vii 2017, London.
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Association of Ancient Historians Annual Meeting 2017. Brown University, Providence, Rhode island.
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American Society for Legal History Annual Meeting 2016. Toronto, Ontario, 27-30 x 2016.
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A list of abbreviations that are common in Roman law literature.

An index to relevant bibliographies and catalogues of materials available over the Internet.

Justinian's Codex in English: corrections and comments
Users may consult the corrections submitted by contributors, and may submit corrections themselves.

Justinian's Digest in English: corrections and comments
Users may consult the corrections submitted by contributors, and may submit corrections themselves.

An index of literature collections on Roman, civil, and ancient law, available over the internet.

193-305 AD: from the Accession of Pertinax to the Abdication of Diocletian. Prepared to accompany Emperors and Lawyers, 2nd ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994), by Tony Honoré.

An index to relevant primary sources available over the Internet.

Teaching Materials
An index to relevant teaching materials available over the Internet.


Blogs and Discussion Forums
A directory of sites where subjects of interest to users of this site are discussed.

An index to websites of relevant journals.

An index of internet portals for Roman, civil, and ancient law.

Societies and Projects
An index of societies and projects relating to Roman, civil, and ancient law.


In Memoriam
We remember.

legacy pages

Electronic Reprints
A small number of articles, which have been published elsewhere, are reprinted at this site.

Directory of Legal Historians
Links to directories of legal romanists and other legal historians.


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