Issue II/2022

Between the 22nd and 24th of September 2022, the Seventh International Conference of the Balkan Association of Roman Law and Roman Legal Tradition took place in the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina - Sarajevo. In the almost biannual period of the Covid-19 pandemic, the efforts of the Administrative Council of our Association were directed towards maintaining its activity. Thus, in 2020 and 2021 two online conferences were conducted and they were dedicated to the TRADITIO IURIS ROMANI and MARE NOSTRUM. We used all the possibilities of the virtual world, and more than 50-60 members of the Association and colleagues from the Balkan countries and the whole of Europe participated in the events, and the regular second issues of the IUS ROMANUM electronic journal were published for the respective years. Over those two years, the Administrative Council of the Association has always been guided by the idea of not interrupting our work, making every effort to keep it going, encouraging young colleagues to participate, and publishing the papers from our conferences. We hope that, albeit not in the most ideal manner, but in accordance with the abilities and experience we had to acquire during the distance learning and online academic events, the activity of our Association has not paused at all. After the period of many worries and isolation, thanks to the mayor of Sarajevo, our respected colleague Romanist, Dr. Benjamina Caric, and our colleagues from the University of Sarajevo, the Seventh International Conference took place with more than 70 participants and guests who shared the ideas and aims of the S.I.R. The topic of our Seventh International Conference PROVINCIAE is related to a study of quite a broad set of issues. Historically speaking, it involves a broad temporal framework within which a continuous process unfolds of establishing Rome's political dominance in the Mediterranean and the Middle East, which was not only about military dominance and political loyalty. Romans set much more far-reaching goals such as forming a community of peoples and territories and building Orbis Romanus. In this context, the Roman constitutional structure changes, and provinces were created as administrative-territorial units in the Roman state unable to fit into the republican model of public power.