Law and Language: Effective Symbols of Community

Law and Language: Effective Symbols of Community

by Harold J. Berman
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Completed in 1964, Harold J. Berman's long-lost tract shows how properly negotiated, translated and formalised legal language is essential to fostering peace and understanding within local and international communities. Exemplifying interdisciplinary and comparative legal scholarship long before they were fashionable, it is a fascinating prequel to Berman's monumental

Overview

Completed in 1964, Harold J. Berman's long-lost tract shows how properly negotiated, translated and formalised legal language is essential to fostering peace and understanding within local and international communities. Exemplifying interdisciplinary and comparative legal scholarship long before they were fashionable, it is a fascinating prequel to Berman's monumental Law and Revolution series. It also anticipates many of the main themes of the modern movements of law, language and ethics. In his Introduction, John Witte, Jr, a student and colleague of Berman, contextualises the text within the development of Berman's legal thought and in the evolution of interdisciplinary legal studies. He has also pieced together some of the missing sections from Berman's other early writings and provided notes and critical apparatus throughout. An Afterword by Tibor Várady, another student and colleague of Berman, illustrates via modern cases the wisdom and utility of Berman's theories of law, language and community.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"… makes a provocative contribution to the more recently established movement known as "law and language"."
International Journal for the Semiotics of Law

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107424456
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/08/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

Related Subjects

Meet the Author

Harold J. Berman (1918–2007) was the Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Law and Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion, Emory University. He was also James Barr Ames Professor of Law, Emeritus, at Harvard Law School. A scholarly giant in the fields of Soviet law, international trade, legal history, legal philosophy, and law and religion, he published 25 books and 450 articles.
John Witte, Jr, a student and colleague of Harold J. Berman, is Jonas Robitscher Professor of Law, Alonzo McDonald Distinguished Professor and Director of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >