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Legal engagement

The reception of Roman law and tribunals by Jews and other inhabitants of the Empire

The Roman empire set law at the center of its very identity. A complex and robust ideology of law and justice is evident not only in the dynamics of imperial administration, but a host of cultural arenas. Citizenship named the privilege of falling under Roman jurisdiction, legal expertise was cultural capital. A faith in the emperor’s intimate concern for justice was a key component of the voluntary connection binding Romans and provincials to the state.
Even as law was a central mechani...

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  • Éditeur : Publications de l’École française de Rome
  • Collection : Collection de l'École française de Rome | 579
  • Lieu d’édition : Rome
  • Année d’édition : 2021
  • Publication sur OpenEdition Books : 30 juillet 2021
  • EAN (Édition imprimée) : 9782728314645
  • EAN électronique : 9782728314652
  • DOI : 10.4000/books.efr.9308
  • Nombre de pages : 544 p.
Katell Berthelot, Natalie B. Dohrmann et Capucine Nemo-Pekelman

Roman Law, provincials and barbarians

Julien Dubouloz
Accommodating former legal systems and Roman law

Cicero’s rhetorical and legal perspective in the Verrine orations

Imperial justice as drama

Ari Z. Bryen
A frenzy of sovereignty

Punishment in P.Aktenbuch

Kaius Tuori
Between the good king and the cruel tyrant

The Acta Isidori and the perception of Roman emperors among provincial litigants

Provincial negotiation with the imperial legal system

Aitor Blanco-Pérez
Appealing for the emperor’s justice

Provincial petitions and imperial responses prior to Late Antiquity

Julien Fournier
Representing the rights of a city

Ekdikoi in Roman courts

Legal pluralism under empire

Soazick Kerneis
Legal pluralism in the Western Roman Empire

Popular legal sources and legal history

Marie Roux
Judicial pluralism in the Visigothic kingdom of Toulouse

Special jurisdictions and communal courts

Yair Furstenberg
Imperialism and the creation of local law

The case of rabbinic law

The impact of imperial law on rabbinic legal thinking

Catherine Hezser
Did Palestinian rabbis know Roman law?

Methodological considerations and case studies

Orit Malka et Yakir Paz
A rabbinic postliminium

The property of captives in tannaitic halakhah in light of Roman Law

Yael Wilfand
“A proselyte whose sons converted with him”

Roman laws on new citizens’ authority over their children and tannaitic rulings on converts to Judaism and their offspring

Natalie B. Dohrmann
Ad similitudinem arbitrorum

On the perils of commensurability and comparison in Roman and rabbinic law

Law and self-perception

Katell Berthelot
“Not like our Rock is their rock” (Deut 32:31)

Rabbinic perceptions of Roman courts and jurisdiction

Christine Hayes
“Barbarians” judge the law

The rabbis on the uncivil law of Rome

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