Revista de estudios histórico-jurídicos
versão ISSN 0716-5455
AMUNATEGUI PERELLO, Carlos Felipe. Origins and Function of the 'mancipatio'. Rev. estud. hist.-juríd. [online]. 2011, n.33, pp. 37-63. ISSN 0716-5455. doi: 10.4067/S0716-54552011000100001.
This article examines the theories on the origin and primitive function of mancipatio, by virtue of the study of its economical function and by comparing it to the prestate political organization of the achaic period. We conclude that mancipatio was a ceremony predisposed to make certain the transactions over the peoples' goods, especially the industrial goods that they had had in common.
Palavras-chave : Mancipatio; Mancipi; Ownership; Peoples.