Goudsmit, J.E. The Pandects: A Treatise on the Roman Law and Upon its Connection with Modern Legislation. Translated from the Dutch by R. De Tracy Gould. London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1873. xx, , 368 pp. Reprinted 2005 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584775614; ISBN-10: 1584775610. Hardcover. New. $37.95 * Reprint of the first and only edition. Goudsmit [1813-1882] was professor of jurisprudence at the University of Leiden and a preeminent scholar of Roman law. As its title suggests, this erudite study has two parallel components. The largest is a thorough topic-by-topic analysis of the Digest (or Pandects), the vast compilation of jurisprudential writings from the Corpus Juris Civilis. This is complemented with a running demonstration of each topic's relevance in contemporary European law. This study is a valuable introduction to the Digest and a compelling demonstration of its influence on European law at a time when several nations were showing a renewed interest in codification.
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