In this issue and the difficulties that scientific work has endured in the context of the global emergency situation in connection with the pandemic situation in 2020, the editorial board is very grateful to all authors , who responded to the invitation and presented their articles on the topic of the magazine. Together with them, we tried to cover the widest possible topics related to inheritance. Readers will have the opportunity to follow both the general overview of inheritance law and the main institutes and a number of particularly important specific issues - the different concepts of inheritance, inheritance, heir, for hereditas such as res incorporalis and ius successionis (IG. 2.14), for different types wills and the autonomy of the will of de cuius, for testamentary capacity, for calling for inheritance and acceptance of inheritance, for collatio in inheritance by law, for the preserved part of the inheritance, legates and fide commissions, etc.
For the first time in the magazine we include a review of a work dedicated to inheritance, but in a more special aspect - the inheritance of power in the archaic and imperial period. In this way, a collection is presented in its entirety, in which the various aspects of hereditas, dignitas, adoptio and the transfer of power in Ancient Rome are examined. We hope that in the future we will present in this way not only the peer-reviewed works, some of which are available only in specialized libraries of European universities, but also the theses of the reviewers, which include their assessment and opinion on the topic.
In the current issue of the magazine, the topic of the relationship between Roman and modern law is presented more modestly, but with in-depth research by young fellow civilians on several
main areas - testamentary capacity, deprivation of inheritance and acceptance of the inheritance by inventory.
The original idea for this edition was to divide it into two parts - the legacy in Roman and modern law and the legacy of Roman law in modern law. The precision of
research, which requires work in libraries that remain closed at most universities to this day, has prevented many colleagues from completing their articles and including their essays. According to their idea, and also by decision of the editorial board and the scientific council of the journal, the next issue for 2020 will be dedicated to the unrealized second part, formulated in the aspect of the ISSN 2367-7007. the Roman legal tradition as a legacy of the law and jurisprudence of Ancient Rome in modern times. As this topic - Traditio iuris romani, is very extensive, it is set as a host of the upcoming Fifth International Conference of the Balkan Association of Roman Law and Roman Law Tradition, which will be held in Sofia on October 28, 2020 - in person or online according to the epidemic situation in Bulgaria and in other countries and the free movement in Europe for scientific purposes.