Impressive Scholarly Edition of De Criminibus Matthaeus, Antonius [1601-1654]. Hewett, M.L., Editor. Stoop, B.C., Research Editor. On Crimes: A Commentary on Books XLVII and XLVIII of the Digest Edited and Translated into English. Volume I: Cape Town: Juta & Co., 1987; Volume II: Pretoria: University of South Africa, 1993; Volume III: [Cape Town]: University of Cape Town Press, 1994; Volume IV: Cape Town: Juta & Co, 1996. Plates. Illustrations. Complete set in uniform leatherette bindings. A fine set. $950. * A lavishly edited and produced translation of the fifth and final edition of De Criminibus (1761) with extensive scholarly apparatus. It has a complete facsimile of the original work with English translations on facing pages. First published in 1644, this was one of the finest treatises to emerge from the Dutch Elegant School of jurists. It was renowned for its erudition, literary quality and philological sophistication. As von Bar observes, Matthaeus "went back to the sources of the Roman law, as distinct from Germanic and Canon law acquiring, for this reason, a wide influence abroad in the field of scientific law.": A History of Continental Criminal Law 307.
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