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Anthropology of Law and the Late Roman Empire

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003520/00001

Material Information

Title: Anthropology of Law and the Late Roman Empire
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Hendry, Joseph
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2005
Publication Date: 2005

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Law
Late Antiquity
Anthropology
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This thesis explores the subject of law from an anthropological point of view. The work supports much of the research that has already been done in the field but also suggests possible areas for exploration and revision. A definition of law is put forward that views law as universal and integral to culture. Different criteria for law are given and examined, initially through theory, but also in application to the Roman empire in late antiquity. Moral persuasion is seen as the central function of law, with enforcement as a necessity rather than ideal. Law is shown to be linked to basic mechanisms of reciprocity and the creation of social values, these mechanisms limit law and define the scope of its interaction. The work attempts to explore legal questions with an aim towards cross-cultural communication. Laws are the official stance of a society and greatly affect how different values are treated. Some modern legal issues are discussed and an interpretation is attempted in light of the theories put forward.
Statement of Responsibility: by Joseph Hendry
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2005
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Vesperi, Maria

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2005 H4
System ID: NCFE003520:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003520/00001

Material Information

Title: Anthropology of Law and the Late Roman Empire
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Hendry, Joseph
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2005
Publication Date: 2005

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Law
Late Antiquity
Anthropology
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This thesis explores the subject of law from an anthropological point of view. The work supports much of the research that has already been done in the field but also suggests possible areas for exploration and revision. A definition of law is put forward that views law as universal and integral to culture. Different criteria for law are given and examined, initially through theory, but also in application to the Roman empire in late antiquity. Moral persuasion is seen as the central function of law, with enforcement as a necessity rather than ideal. Law is shown to be linked to basic mechanisms of reciprocity and the creation of social values, these mechanisms limit law and define the scope of its interaction. The work attempts to explore legal questions with an aim towards cross-cultural communication. Laws are the official stance of a society and greatly affect how different values are treated. Some modern legal issues are discussed and an interpretation is attempted in light of the theories put forward.
Statement of Responsibility: by Joseph Hendry
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2005
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Vesperi, Maria

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2005 H4
System ID: NCFE003520:00001

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