Roman Law is not only Digesta: A Few Remarks on Łukasz Jan Korporowicz’s Book “Prawo rzymskie w Anglii w XVIII wieku. Nauczanie, studia, nauka”

Tomasz Tulejski


Polish research on Roman law is traditionally concerned first of all on the private law and its reception in European legal systems. However, very few publications deal with the role Roman law played on the British Isles. One of the important exceptions is Łukasz Jan Korporowicz’s research from the University of Lodz. This article analyzes his last book entitled Prawo rzymskie w Anglii w XVIII wieku. Nauczanie, studia, nauka. It describes the system of teaching Roman law in England in the 18th century and the role that graduates of Roman studies at Oxbridge played in English society at the time. First of all, the pioneering nature of reviewed work was indicated, as a similar one has not yet been published not only in Poland, but also in the world. By analyzing the subsequent parts of the book, their critical analysis was made and its strong and weaker elements were indicated. The conclusions indicate a very high scientific level of the reviewed book.


Roman law; system of teaching; Roman studies; English society

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