Law and Empire in Late Antiquity

  • Publish Date: 2001-11-19
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Jill Harries
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Law and Empire is the first systematic treatment in English by a historian of the nature, aims and efficacy of public law in the society of the Later Roman Empire. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, the author offers new interpretations of central issues in the study of Roman law--what it was and how effective: contemporary attitudes to torture and punishment, judicial corruption, and the settlement of disputes.