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The Slave In The Window, Paul J. Du Plessis Jan 2009

The Slave In The Window, Paul J. Du Plessis

Paul J. du Plessis

This chapter investigates the law relating to the retention of movable property pledged as security for the repayment of a debt in Roman law. It argues that the evolution from pledge with possession (pignus) to pledge without possession (hypothec) may be linked to the complexity of retaining living movable property as real security.