A Comparative Glance at the French Code Civil and the Proposed New York Civil Code (Classic Reprint)

A Comparative Glance at the French Code Civil and the Proposed New York Civil Code (Classic Reprint)
A Comparative Glance at the French Code Civil and the Proposed New York Civil Code (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from A Comparative Glance at the French Code Civil and the Proposed New York Civil CodeAs We, though less than other nations, are greatly indebted to the Roman laws as codified by Justinian, it may not be uninteresting to glance at their origin.In the early centuries of the Roman State the law was uncertain and unfixed until in the year of Reine 303 the ten. and in 304 the famous XII tables were compiled, this being the oldest known compilation of laws.As time were on and the State grew in extent, population and civilization, these were found insufficient and were supplemented by the plebescite or ordinances of the plebelans and the scnatus consulta, decrees of the senate, the cmctorztas prudentum and jus civilc, or decisions of the jurists. Later, another form of laws called the pretorum edicts arose, and, under the Empire, the Imperial Constitutions. These, however, and especially the latter, grew so numerous that under Theodosiiis, and afterwards Constantine, they were codied. This was, however, so imperfectly done that Justinian, in 528, ordered a new Code to be formed, which was completed in the following year by Triboniaii and revised some years later. This, with the Pandects, formed the law of all parts of the Eastern and Westei nEmpire, before and after its fall; of Europe during the dark and middle ages, coexisting as canonical law with the customs and usages which grew up in various parts of Europe; and even new forms the basis to a great extent of the jurisprudence of the Latin races, and to some extent of all others.The Code Napoleon was the outcome of the French Revolution, of the destruction of the old world, of feudalism, privileges, exclusiveness and tyranny. It was the consecration of the principles of liberty and equality which the Revolution established. It inaugurated a new moral and physical life for the people, who had previously been little higher in the social scale than the cattle attached to the soil. It retained what was equitable and just in the old laws and customs and abolished what was inequitable, such as the feudal tenure of land, priinogeniture, entail, the discrimination against aliens, the vast privileges of the nobility and clergy, etc., etc.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.