Author: Alan Watson

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820312613

Category: Law

Page: 328

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Provides a comprehensive description of the system of Roman law, discussing slavery, property, contracts, delicts and succession. Also examines the ways in which Roman law influenced later legal systems such as the structure of European legal systems, tort law in the French civil code, differences between contract law in France and Germany, parameters of judicial reasoning, feudal law, and the interests of governments in making and communicating law.
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Author: Alan Watson

Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820312606

Category: Law

Page: 328

View: 4388

Provides a comprehensive description of the system of Roman law, discussing slavery, property, contracts, delicts and succession. Also examines the ways in which Roman law influenced later legal systems such as the structure of European legal systems, tort law in the French civil code, differences between contract law in France and Germany, parameters of judicial reasoning, feudal law, and the interests of governments in making and communicating law.
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Essays in Honour of Alan Watson

Author: John Cairns,Olivia Robinson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847310257

Category: Law

Page: 424

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This important collection of essays is at the cutting edge of contemporary research on Roman law, comparative law, and legal history. The international and distinguished group of authors address some of the most lively contemporary problems in their respective fields, and provide new perspectives and insights in a wide range of areas. With a firm focus on texts and contexts, the papers come together to provide a coherent volume dedicated to one of the greatest contemporary Romanists, legal historians and comparative lawyers. The book covers Professor Watson's main fields of interest in a clear and accessible form, while also making available the scholarship of some individuals who do not normally publish in English. This fully-indexed volume will be of interest to all scholars and students of Roman law, ancient Jewish and Chinese law, legal history and comparative law, and will be useful for teaching and research in these fields.
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Law, Reality and Society

Author: Alan Watson

Publisher: Vandeplas Pub

ISBN: 9781600421068

Category: Law

Page: 322

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The third edition of Comparative Law: Law, Reality and Society does not deal with conventional comparative law. Rules and structures of one system are not set out against those of another for contrast. Rather, rules particular or general, are examined to explain why they are as they are, and how they came to be. The author does not accept that to a great extent law reflects society or the power of the ruling elite. Chapter one serves as both introduction and conclusions. The conclusions are: 1) Governments and rulers are not much interested in developing law, especially not private law, but leave this to others to whom they do not grant power to make law; 2) Even famous lawmakers are seldom interested in a particular social issue in law or in giving law certainty; 3) Borrowing, even mindless, is the name of the legal game. Chapters range from grand legislation (the Ten Commandments and Napoleon's code civil) to unrecognized law in action and daily life (Jesus and the Samaritan woman, Jesus and the adulteress, the claim that Julius Caesar descended from a slave). Other chapters deal with judges' passivity in giving needlessly a judgment they claimed was unjust, to deciding against the judge's own theoretical and practical position (Somerset's Case). Likewise stressed is the difficulty of developing law fit for the society, and of understanding foreign legal thinking. The survival of law in different circumstances for centuries and also in a different place is emphasized. The chapters are separate entities, and the author claims that each must stand on its own merits, but he insists that if each is plausible, then together they present a very different approach to law in society from those habitually offered. About the author: Alan Watson, Professor of Law at the University of Georgia School of Law, is regarded as one of the world's foremost authorities on Roman law, comparative law, legal history, and law and religion.
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Historical Development of the Civil Law Tradition in Europe, Latin America, and East Asia

Author: John Henry Merryman,David Scott Clark,John Owen Haley

Publisher: Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 638

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Author: Mathias Reimann,Reinhard Zimmermann

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191018872

Category: Law

Page: 1456

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The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Law provides a wide-ranging and highly diverse critical survey of comparative law at the beginning of the twenty-first century. It summarizes and evaluates a discipline that is time-honoured but not easily understood in all its dimensions. In the current era of globalization, this discipline is more relevant than ever, both on the academic and on the practical level. The Handbook is divided into three main sections. Section I surveys how comparative law has developed and where it stands today in various parts of the world. This includes not only traditional model jurisdictions, such as France, Germany, and the United States, but also other regions like Eastern Europe, East Asia, and Latin America. Section II then discusses the major approaches to comparative law - its methods, goals, and its relationship with other fields, such as legal history, economics, and linguistics. Finally, section III deals with the status of comparative studies in over a dozen subject matter areas, including the major categories of private, economic, public, and criminal law. The Handbook contains forty two chapters which are written by experts from around the world. The aim of each chapter is to provide an accessible, original, and critical account of the current state of comparative law in its respective area which will help to shape the agenda in the years to come. Each chapter also includes a short bibliography referencing the definitive works in the field.
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A Comparison in Outline

Author: William Warwick Buckland,Arnold D. McNair

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: N.A

Category: Common law

Page: 439

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With Comparative Views of the Laws of France, England, and Scotland

Author: Lord Thomas Mackenzie Mackenzie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Comparative law

Page: 461

View: 6799

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An Approach to Comparative Law

Author: Alan Watson

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820315324

Category: Law

Page: 121

View: 9048

In Legal Transplants, one of the world's foremost authorities on legal history and comparative law puts forth a clear and concise statement of his controversial thesis on the way that law has developed throughout history. When it was first published in 1974, Legal Transplants sparked both praise and outrage. Alan Watson's argument challenges the long-prevailing notion that a close connection exists between the law and the society in which it operates. His main thesis is that a society's laws do not usually develop as a logical outgrowth of its own experience. Instead, he contends, the laws of one society are primarily borrowed from other societies; therefore, most law operates in a society very different from the one for which it was originally created. Utilizing a wealth of primary sources, Watson illustrates his argument with examples ranging from the ancient Near East, ancient Rome, early modern Europe, Puritan New England, and modern New Zealand. The resulting picture of the law's surprising longevity and acceptance in foreign conditions carries important implications for legal historians and sociologists. The law cannot be used as a tool to understand society, Watson believes, without a careful consideration of legal transplants. For this edition, Watson has written a new afterword in which he places his original study in the context of more recent scholarship and offers some new reflections on legal borrowings, law, and society.
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In Honour of Bernard Rudden

Author: Bernard Rudden,Peter Birks,Arianna Pretto

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 302

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Compiled in honour of Bernard Rudden, this is a book of essays in comparative law centering on the contribution which comparative analysis can make to the core subjects of private law, namely property and obligations. The essays are contributed by leading academics from all over the world, all of whom owe an intellectual debt to the honorand. The book is intended for practitioners, academics and students of comparative law and private law, in particular in the fields of property and obligations.
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Author: Bronisław Sitek,Jakub J. Szczerbowski,Aleksander W. Bauknecht

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443864668

Category: Law

Page: 404

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Comparative law is a research methodology which has been increasingly fashionable in recent decades, as comparisons between common law and civil law have dominated the law studies landscape. There are many methods of comparative law in use, including comparison of legal rules, comparison of cases, and comparison of legal theories. Each of these methods has strong proponents and opponents. Dogmatic comparisons of rules are criticized for not giving the whole picture of law in action, but praised for being the first and the only truly legal step in comparative research. Case-based comparisons are praised for enabling us to compare the true understanding of rules by courts, yet the critics of this method point out that only the higher courts’ decisions are subject to comparison, and most cases do not reach this stage. Finally, comparisons of legal theories are praised for enabling us to know the spirit of the laws, yet opponents would argue that many countries sharing the same theory would draw opposite conclusions from it. This book is a result of the attempted (and successful) introduction of comparative law into the region of Eastern and Central Europe. The subject has induced interest beyond expectations. This volume opens with a chapter on the unification of law, both from the perspective of institutional unification by such supra-state organizations, spontaneous and institutionalized unifications between two or more legal systems, and the methods of choosing the right rules in the unification process. Chapters two and three follow the classical division of private and public law, as proposed by the brilliant Roman lawyer Ulpian. Overall, the chapters in this book offer an interesting and engaging commentary on the current topics discussed by academics in Eastern and Central Europe.
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Author: J. M. Smits

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1781006105

Category: Law

Page: 1000

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Acclaim for the first edition: ïThis is a very important and immense book. . . The Elgar Encyclopedia of Comparative Law is a treasure-trove of honed knowledge of the laws of many countries. It is a reference book for dipping into, time and time again. It is worth every penny and there is not another as comprehensive in its coverage as ElgarÍs. I highly recommend the Elgar Encyclopedia of Comparative Law to all English chambers. This is a very important book that should be sitting in every university law school library.Í _ Sally Ramage, The Criminal Lawyer Containing newly updated versions of existing entries and adding several important new entries, this second edition of the Elgar Encyclopedia of Comparative Law takes stock of present-day comparative law scholarship. Written by leading authorities in their respective fields, the contributions in this accessible book cover and combine not only questions regarding the methodology of comparative law, but also specific areas of law (such as administrative law and criminal law) and specific topics (such as accident compensation and consideration). In addition, the Encyclopedia contains reports on a selected set of countriesÍ legal systems and, as a whole, presents an overview of the current state of affairs. Providing its readers with a unique point of reference, as well as stimulus for further research, this volume is an indispensable tool for anyone interested in comparative law, especially academics, students and practitioners.
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Author: Peter Stein

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521643795

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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Author: Michael H. Hoeflich

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820318394

Category: Law

Page: 207

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Seeking to fill a gap in our knowledge of the legal history of the nineteenth century, this volume studies the influence of Roman and civil law upon the development of common law jurisdictions in the United States and in Great Britain. M. H. Hoeflich examines the writings of a variety of prominent Anglo-American legal theorists to show how Roman and civil law helped common law thinkers develop their own theories. Intellectual leaders in law in the United States and Great Britain used Roman and civil law in different ways at different times. The views of these lawyers were greatly respected even by nonlawyers, and most of them wrote to influence a wider public. By filling in the gaps in the history of jurisprudence, this volume also provides greater understanding of the development of Anglo-American culture and society.
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Author: George Mousourakis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351888404

Category: Law

Page: 480

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Roman law forms an important part of the intellectual background of many legal systems currently in force in continental Europe, Latin America and other parts of the world. This book traces the historical development of Roman law from the earliest period of Roman history up to and including Justinian's codification in the sixth century AD. It examines the nature of the sources of law, forms of legal procedure, the mechanisms by which legal judgments were put into effect, the development of legal science and the role of the jurists in shaping the law. The final chapter of the book outlines the history of Roman law during the Middle Ages and discusses the way in which Roman law furnished the basis of the civil law systems of continental Europe. The book combines the perspectives of legal history with those of social, political and economic history. Special attention is given to the political development of the Roman society and to the historical events and socio-economic factors that influenced the growth and progress of the law. Designed to provide a general introduction to the history of Roman law, this book will appeal to law students whose course of studies includes Roman law, legal history and comparative law. It will also prove of value to students and scholars interested in ancient history and classics.
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The Framework

Author: Konrad E. Zweigert,Hein Kötz

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 752

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An Introduction to Comparative Lawfirst appeared in two volumes in 1987. Volume I discussed the nature of comparative law and then concentrated on a survey of the main features of the major groupings of the world's legal systems. Volume II focused on contract, tort, and unjust enrichment as major departments of private law. Now published for the first time in paperback, the two volumes have been combined into one to provide a comprehensive guide to the relationship between the world's legal systems.
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Author: H. C. Gutteridge

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107594723

Category: Law

Page: 226

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First published in 1946, this book formed part of the Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law series. The text was written with three key aims: to explain the origin and meaning of comparative law; to describe the purposes for which the comparative method of legal study can be utilised; and to estimate the value of comparative law as an instrument for the growth and development of the law. Tables of cases and statutes are included. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in comparative law and legal history.
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cases, text, materials

Author: Rudolf B. Schlesinger

Publisher: Foundation Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 1013

View: 9393

Among the developments considered are the legal changes that have resulted from the demise of the Soviet empire and of ?socialist ? law; the continuing impact that both European Community law and regional human rights law have had on the internal legal systems of European countries; concomitant tensions toward a revised ?common law of Europe? and toward a closer ?convergence? between civil and common law systems; and renewed attention to the methodological problems faced by comparative law, in part because of these other developments.
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