Bernard, Fernand. The First Year of Roman Law. Translated by Charles P. Sherman. New York: Oxford University Press, 1906. xiii, 326 pp. Reprinted 2010 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781616190224. ISBN-10: 1616190221. Paperback. Spine ends bumped, otherwise fine. $17.50. * This is a useful introduction to Roman law with a level of detail that falls midway between an outline and a textbook. Carefully organized, it is also an excellent reference guide. "To begin with, it is quite comprehensive, for there is not a single principle of Roman law, sufficiently important to be included in first-year study, which the author has omitted.... [L]egal principles and definitions are very concisely stated, and a lecturer on the subject will be glad to find an important rule given in such brief, almost epigrammatic form, that it can be readily committed to memory. (...) Another good feature is the practice of frequently citing the original Latin phrases and sentences.... Lastly, the translator has provided a good index, which is a valuable addition to the original work. We are sure that many teachers of Roman law will welcome this book as a manual to be placed in the hands of their students.": Columbia Law Review 7 (1907) 377-378.
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