Taylor, John. A Summary of the Roman Law, Taken from Dr. Taylor's Elements of the Civil Law to which is Prefixed A Dissertation on Obligation. London: Printed for T. Payne, at the Mews Gate, 1772. lxx, 328,  pp. Reprinted 2005 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584775065; ISBN-10: 1584775068. Hardcover. New. $27.95 * A landmark in the history of English reception of Roman law, Taylor's Elements was originally written in 1754 a primer on the Roman law and the principles of law in general for the grandsons of the Earl of Granville, to whom he had been appointed tutor. Taylor [1704-1766], who was a fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge, an advocate of Doctor's Commons and a member of the Royal Society, addresses the history of Roman public and private law and its concepts of law, right, justice, persons, marriage, slavery, property, the patria potestas and equity. He also considers natural and international law. Taylor draws on a wide range of sources. In addition to Justinian, he uses earlier compilations, other Greek and Latin classical authors and later writers on the Roman, natural and international law. The anonymous compiler of this edition extracted all of the sections dealing with Roman law and added a brief treatise on obligation.
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