A Cultural and Political Perspective

Author: Randall Lesaffer,Jan Arriens

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521877989

Category: History

Page: 549

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This historical introduction to the civil law tradition considers the political and cultural context of Europe's legal history from its Roman roots. Political, diplomatic and constitutional developments are discussed, and the impacts of major cultural movements, such as scholasticism, humanism, the Enlightenment and Romanticism, on law and jurisprudence are highlighted.
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Chapters in European Legal History

Author: R. C. Caenegem

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521438179

Category: Law

Page: 205

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In Judges, legislators and professors one of the world's foremost legal historians shows how and why continental and common law have come to diverge so sharply. Using ten specific examples he investigates the development of European law, not as the manifestation of certain ideological and intellectual trends, but as largely the result of power struggles between the judiciary, the legislators, and legal scholars, each representing certain political and social ambitions. Now available in paperback, Judges, legislators and professors provides an historical introduction to continental law which is readily accessible to readers familiar with the common law tradition and vice-versa.
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Author: Heikki Pihlajamäki,Markus D. Dubber,Mark Godfrey

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191088374

Category: Law

Page: 1264

View: 9169

European law, including both civil law and common law, has gone through several major phases of expansion in the world. European legal history thus also is a history of legal transplants and cultural borrowings, which national legal histories as products of nineteenth-century historicism until have recently largely left unconsidered. The Handbook of European Legal History supplies its readers with an overview of the different phases of European legal history in the light of today's state-of-the-art research, by offering cutting-edge views on research questions currently emerging in international discussions. The Handbook takes a broad approach to its subject matter both nationally and systemically. Unlike traditional European legal histories, which tend to concentrate on " of Europe (notably Italy and Germany), the Europe of the Handbook is more versatile and nuanced, taking into consideration the legal developments in Europe's geographical " such as Scandinavia and Eastern Europe. The Handbook covers all major time periods, from the ancient Greek law to the twenty-first century. Contributors include acknowledged leaders in the field as well as rising talents, representing a wide range of legal systems, methodologies, areas of expertise and research agendas.
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Sources and Institutions

Author: O. F. Robinson,T. D. Fergus,William M. Gordon

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780406913609

Category: Law

Page: 385

View: 4780

This much appreciated work traces the development and absorption of Roman Law into western European systems, the nature and practice of feudalism and customary law, and the growth of the canon law. The focus of the book gravitates naturally towards the heart of Europe, the Italian peninsular, France and Germany, but attention is also paid to the evolution of the Scottish and English systems.
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Author: Ditlev Tamm

Publisher: Djoef Pub

ISBN: 9788757418330

Category: History

Page: 277

View: 6559

What does Roman law offer today? This text gives an introduction to basic institutions of Roman law and a survey of European legal history from the fall of the Roman Empire up to the present day.
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From the Early Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century

Author: Antonio Padoa-Schioppa

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107180694

Category: History

Page: 820

View: 3753

The first English translation of a comprehensive legal history of Europe from the early middle ages to the twentieth century, encompassing both the common aspects and the original developments of different countries. As well as legal scholars and professionals, it will appeal to those interested in the general history of European civilisation.
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A European Perspective

Author: R. C. Caenegem

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0826420001

Category: History

Page: 256

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R.C. Van Caenegem is one of the few legal historians to have crossed national boundaries successfully. His knowledge of the various codes and customs of the European Continent in general and the Low Countries in particular enables him to bring a fresh eye to the English Common law. Four of these nine essays have not been published in English before.
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Author: Paolo Grossi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444319255

Category: History

Page: 224

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This book explores the development of law in Europe from its medieval origins to the present day, charting the transformation from law rooted in the Church and local community towards a recognition of the centralised, secular authority of the state. Shows how these changes reflect the wider political, economic, and cultural developments within European history Demonstrates the diversity of traditions between European states and the possibilities and limitations in the search for common European values and goals
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Author: Thomas Duve

Publisher: epubli

ISBN: 3944773004

Category: History

Page: 576

View: 9820

Legal history offers a broad panorama of transfers, transplants and receptions of law. What are the conceptual tools and methods that legal historians are employing to understand these processes?
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Author: Markus D. Dubber,Christopher Tomlins

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192513133

Category: Law

Page: 1152

View: 8492

Some of the most exciting and innovative legal scholarship has been driven by historical curiosity. Legal history today comes in a fascinating array of shapes and sizes, from microhistory to global intellectual history. Legal history has expanded beyond traditional parochial boundaries to become increasingly international and comparative in scope and orientation. Drawing on scholarship from around the world, and representing a variety of methodological approaches, areas of expertise, and research agendas, this timely compendium takes stock of legal history and methodology and reflects on the various modes of the historical analysis of law, past, present, and future. Part I explores the relationship between legal history and other disciplinary perspectives including economic, philosophical, comparative, literary, and rhetorical analysis of law. Part II considers various approaches to legal history, including legal history as doctrinal, intellectual, or social history. Part III focuses on the interrelation between legal history and jurisprudence by investigating the role and conception of historical inquiry in various models, schools, and movements of legal thought. Part IV traces the place and pursuit of historical analysis in various legal systems and traditions across time, cultures, and space. Finally, Part V narrows the Handbooks focus to explore several examples of legal history in action, including its use in various legal doctrinal contexts.
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Unity and Diversity Over Two Millennia

Author: R. C. van Caenegem

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521006484

Category: History

Page: 175

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R. C. van Caenegem considers the historical reasons behind European legal diversity.
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Author: Ursula Floßmann

Publisher: Springer Science & Business

ISBN: 3211744150

Category: Law

Page: 384

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Bis heute das einzige umfassende Lehrbuch zum Thema: Student/innen können sich weiterhin auf den bewährten Aufbau verlassen. Die übersichtliche Institutionen- und Dogmengeschichte erklärt geltendes Recht aus seinen Entstehungsbedingungen heraus und vermittelt den Gegenwartsbezug zur österreichischen Privatrechtsgeschichte. Die Autorin integrierte in diese 6., aktualisierte Auflage neueste Rechtsentwicklungen – speziell zum Familien- und Erbrecht.
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Author: Peter Stein

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521643724

Category: History

Page: 137

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This is a short and succinct summary of the unique position of Roman law in European culture by one of the world's leading legal historians. Peter Stein's masterly study assesses the impact of Roman law in the ancient world, and its continued unifying influence throughout medieval and modern Europe. Roman Law in European History is unparalleled in lucidity and authority, and should prove of enormous utility for teachers and students (at all levels) of legal history, comparative law and European Studies. Award-winning on its appearance in German translation, this English rendition of a magisterial work of interpretive synthesis is an invaluable contribution to the understanding of perhaps the most important European legal tradition of all.
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