Die Bedeutung von "leges publicae" im Römischen Recht: Der Beitrag Mantovanis zur "le-gum multitudo und Privatrecht" und die Frage der Privatautonomie bei den Römern

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The Importance of Leges Publicae for Roman Law. Mantovani’s Article on „Legum Multitudo and Private Law“ and the question of Party Autonomy amongst the Romans. It is a common opinion among scholars of Roman law that formal laws (leges publicae) had only scarce importance for Roman law. As Mantovani recently demonstrated, our perception of Roman law in this respect was manipulated by the compilers: The original texts knew much more references to leges publicae than we are aware of. This instance has important consequences for our assessment of party autonomy amongst the Romans.
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)445-458
JournalZeitschrift der Savigny-Stiftung für Rechtsgeschichte, Romanistische Abteilung
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • party autonomy
  • leges publicae
  • legum multitudo
  • interpolations

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