Adam Smith and Roman Servitudes

Ernest Philip Metzger

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    This essay discusses Adam Smith historical jurisprudence and his use of Roman law materials in his Lectures on Jurisprudence. It argues that Smith found it difficult to maintain his theory of legal development in the face of a highly developed body of Roman law literature.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)327-357
    Number of pages30
    JournalTijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis
    Publication statusPublished - 2004


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