Excerpt from A Compendium of the Modern Roman Law: Founded Upon the Treatises of Puchta, Von Vangerow, Arndts, Franz Moehler, and the Corpus Juris Civilis The following work has been undertaken not only to supply a want which has been felt in our legal literature, but with the hope of awakening an interest in this country in the study of the Modern Roman Law. The Introduction will, it is thought, demonstrate the importance of this department of Jurisprudence, not only, as is usually supposed, to the antiquarian and to the scientific jurist, but likewise, and especially, to the practical lawyer. Up to the present time we possess no complete systematic treatise in English on the Modern Civil Law. The work of Mackeldey, translated by Kaufmann in New York, is incomplete, the first volume only having been published, thus omitting the more valuable part of his work, namely, the portions which treat of the Law of Inheritance, of Family Relations, and, the most important section of all, that on Obligations. There is, however, another defect attaching to Mackeldey's work. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This 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.