Welcome to the website of the new electronic journal IUS ROMANUM!
IUS ROMANUM is the first Bulgarian journal, dedicated to the study and research of Roman Law and Roman legal tradition in contemporary law. The journal's manager and editor-in-chief is Prof. Malina Novkirishka – Stoyanova, DSc, who teaches Roman Law in the Law Faculty of the Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski". The Council of Editors consists of more than 50 members, including lecturers from different departments in the Sofia University and distinguished academics from the whole world, who have expressed their support for the initiative and have provided help in terms of submitting their own articles, presenting the journal on scientific forums, attracting new authors etc.
The online journal IUS ROMANUM is issued by the Law Faculty of the Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski". The authors, whose articles are published, are lecturers and researchers with interest in Roman Law and Roman legal tradition not only from the Law Faculty, but also from other Bulgarian and foreign universities. Since 2016 the journal also publishes works written by the members of the newly-founded Balkan Association of Roman Law and Roman Legal Tradition "Societas pro iure romano". The languages, in which the articles may be published, are Bulgarian, Italian, English, French and in exceptional cases Spanish.
The journal's purpose is to study and present the different aspects of the incorporation of Roman legal norms and principles into the contemporary legal systems, to outline the way in which modeThe first issue of the new journal IUS ROMANUM is dedicated to the 2000-th anniversary from the death of the first Roman emperor Octavian August. He is considered the father of the Roman Empire in spite of the fact that during his rule the institutions of the republican period were still alive. The age of August is known as PAX ROMANA, and marks the beginning of a long period of peace which favored both the economic development and the consolidation of the political dominance of Rome I the Mediterranean area. This is also a period of important legal reforms, establishment of the principles of administration in the provinces and setting up of the structure of the centralized administration, management and jurisdiction in the empire.
August is an especially suitable topic for the start of a new initiative for popularization of the Roman legal culture and tradition and the related first Romanist journal in Bulgaria. The topic was chosen taking into consideration the ideas of the students who study Roman law at the Sofia University, and of many colleagues who, in the last couple of years, have shown their interest in the studies on Ancient Rome.Contributors with articles inrn-day legislation and legal culture was influenced by the Roman legal tradition. The journal also gives the Bulgarian audience the opportunity to familiarize itself with this subject. Every issue is dedicated to a specific topic and includes articles, which are relevant both to its Roman and to its contemporary legal aspects. Issues of the journal are published twice a year, once in June and once in December.