An Introduction to the Legal Systems of Europe and Latin America

Author: John Henry Merryman,Rogelio Pérez-Perdomo

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804755696

Category: Law

Page: 173

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This is a concise history and analysis of the civil law tradition, which is dominant in most of Europe, all of Latin America, and many parts of Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. This new edition deals with recent significant events - such as the fall of the Soviet empire and the resulting precipitous decline of the socialist legal tradition - and their significance for the civil law tradition.
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Author: George Mousourakis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319122681

Category: Law

Page: 328

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This unique publication offers a complete history of Roman law, from its early beginnings through to its resurgence in Europe where it was widely applied until the eighteenth century. Besides a detailed overview of the sources of Roman law, the book also includes sections on private and criminal law and procedure, with special attention given to those aspects of Roman law that have particular importance to today's lawyer. The last three chapters of the book offer an overview of the history of Roman law from the early Middle Ages to modern times and illustrate the way in which Roman law furnished the basis of contemporary civil law systems. In this part, special attention is given to the factors that warranted the revival and subsequent reception of Roman law as the ‘common law’ of Continental Europe. Combining the perspectives of legal history with those of social and political history, the book can be profitably read by students and scholars, as well as by general readers with an interest in ancient and early European legal history. The civil law tradition is the oldest legal tradition in the world today, embracing many legal systems currently in force in Continental Europe, Latin America and other parts of the world. Despite the considerable differences in the substantive laws of civil law countries, a fundamental unity exists between them. The most obvious element of unity is the fact that the civil law systems are all derived from the same sources and their legal institutions are classified in accordance with a commonly accepted scheme existing prior to their own development, which they adopted and adapted at some stage in their history. Roman law is both in point of time and range of influence the first catalyst in the evolution of the civil law tradition.
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The Civil Law World

Author: Richard L. Abel,Philip Lewis

Publisher: Beard Books

ISBN: 9781587982651

Category: Law

Page: 480

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This is the second of three volumes on the comparative sociology of legal professions. Whereas the first volume looked at the major common law countries, this one shifts attention to eleven civil law professions, looking at Belgium, Brazil, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Switzerland, and Venezuela. Abel (law, U. of C
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Five Lectures Delivered at the University of Michigan, November 16, 17, 18, 19, and 20, 1953

Author: Frederick Henry Lawson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Civil law

Page: 238

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an introduction to the comparative study of law

Author: Arthur Taylor Von Mehren,James Gordley

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 1243

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Including Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Philippine Islands, and the Spanish Civil Code in Force, Annotated and with References to the Civil Codes of Mexico, Central and South America ...

Author: Clifford Stevens Walton

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 158477245X

Category: History

Page: 672

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Walton, Clifford Stevens. The Civil Law in Spain and Spanish America. Including Cuba, Puerto Rico and Philippine Islands, and the Spanish Civil Code in force, annotated and with references to the Civil Codes of Mexico, Central and South America, With A History of all the Spanish Codes, and Summary of Canonical Laws, of the Principal Fueros, Ordenamientos, Councils and Ordenanzas of Spain from the Earliest Times to the Twentieth Century, including the Spanish, Mexican, Cuban and Puerto Rican Autonomical Constitutions, and a History of the Laws of the Indies. Washington, D.C.: W.H. Lowdermilk & Co., 1900. xix, 672 pp. Reprinted 2003 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 2002025945. ISBN 1-58477-245-X. Cloth. $110. * Spain has an extraordinarily rich legal history, one that reflects Roman, Gothic, Arabic, Papal, Holy Roman and French influences. It is equally notable for its innovative and progressive nature. It was the first nation to produce a published commercial code. Aragon possessed and exercised a writ of habeas corpus during the medieval era. Medieval Spanish law witnessed the invention of democratic principles that would form the basis of the Republic of Iceland, the Magna Charta and the American Declaration of Independence. And as the first great colonial power, Spain exported its legal ideas to the New World. This had a profound influence on the history of most Latin American nations and the Philippines. The study of Spanish and Spanish-influenced law has much to offer the student of legal history. Walton facilitates this study through lucid historical introductions, notes and translations of rare source materials.
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Author: F. H. Lawson,Βασίλειος Σπ Μαρκεζίνης

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521272094

Category: Law

Page: 270

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An examination of the approaches of the modern European legal systems, particularly those of England, France, & Germany, to the problem of liability for unintentional harm. The first volume contains a study of the various topics & problems, & the second, a selection of texts & extracts, with commentary. The second volume can be used independently.
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An Introduction to the Legal Systems of Europe and Latin America

Author: John Henry Merryman,Rogelio Pérez-Perdomo

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804768331

Category: Law

Page: 192

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Designed for the general reader and students of law, this is a concise history and analysis of the civil law tradition, which is dominant in most of Europe, all of Latin America, and many parts of Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. This new edition deals with recent significant events—such as the fall of the Soviet empire and the resulting precipitous decline of the socialist legal tradition—and their significance for the civil law tradition. The book also incorporates the findings of recent important literature on the legal cultures of civil law countries.
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Author: Charles Zebina Lincoln

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 1584774746

Category: Law

Page: 951

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Lincoln, Charles Z. The Civil Law and the Church. New York: The Abington Press, [1916]. lii, 951 pp. Reprint available January, 2005 by the Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN 1-58477-474-6. Cloth. $165. * A powerful resource for students of church-state relations, this book is a detailed compilation of principal judicial decisions rendered by the courts of Great Britain, Canada, and the United States that deal with questions relating to religious matters, religious societies, and civil matters with religious aspects. Arranged by confession and topic, it includes such chapters as "Arbitration," "Bible," "Civil Courts," "Deacons," "Jews," "Presbyterian Church," "Salvation Army," "Sunday" and "Unitarians." With a table of cases and a thorough index.
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Author: Justinian I

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1329002555

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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The Corpus Juris Civilis or the Body of Civil Law was Complied from 529 to 534 by order of Justinian I; thus, it is sometimes referred to as the Code of Justinian. It however contains the body Roman law previous to the reign of Justinian. This compilation, translated by S.P. Scott into English, and formatted into Three volumes, contains: The Twelve Tables, The Institutes of Gaius, The Rules of Ulpian, The Opinions of Paulus, The Enactments of Justinian, and The Constitutions of Leo
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Being the Substance of a Course of Lectures Read in the University of Dublin

Author: Arthur Browne

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 1886363889

Category: History

Page: N.A

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In this two volume work Browne [1756?-1805] follows the order of treatment employed in Blackstone's Commentaries to examine the relationship between admiralty and civil law.
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And of the Law of the Admiralty, Being the Substance of a Course of Lectures Read in the University of Dublin

Author: Arthur Browne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Admiralty

Page: N.A

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Being the Civil Law of British Guiana Ordinance, 1916 : with All Amendments, and with Notes, Cases, Index, and Appendix of Ordinances

Author: British Guiana,Llewelyn Chisholm Dalton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 157

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