(Source: VU Amsterdam Summer School)
The VU Amsterdam is organising a Summer Course on Laws in Antiquity in July 2018, coordinated by Professors Jan Hallebeek and Ilan Peled. The course level is “Advanced Bachelor/Master, open to PhD staff and professionals.”
It was in Roman times that the foundations were laid for the so-called civilian tradition, which still reverberates in the private law of continental Europe, South America and parts of the Far East (Japan, China). On this course, leading experts on ancient law guide you through the theoretical and historical aspects of these systems and their unique characteristics, focusing on such themes as contracts, delict, property and family law.
We begin with general presentations of the different systems, before moving on to the study and analysis of exemplary texts (in English translation) in a workshop setting. By the end of the course you will have gained a sense of legal life in the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Rome and Byzantium.
For more information, please visit the website of the VU Amsterdam Summer School.