The Civil Law Tradition, 3rd Edition: An Introduction to the Legal Systems of Europe and Latin America / Edition 3

The Civil Law Tradition, 3rd Edition: An Introduction to the Legal Systems of Europe and Latin America / Edition 3

by John Merryman, Rogelio Perez-Perdomo
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0804755698

ISBN-13: 9780804755696

Pub. Date: 05/21/2007

Publisher: Stanford University Press

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804755696
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
05/21/2007
Edition description:
3
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
1,171,620
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents


Two Legal Traditions     1
Roman Civil Law, Canon Law, and Commercial Law     6
The Revolution     15
The Sources of Law     20
Codes and Codification     27
Judges     34
The Interpretation of Statutes     39
Certainty and Equity     48
Scholars     56
Legal Science     61
The General Part     68
The Legal Process     80
The Division of Jurisdiction     86
Legal Categories     91
The Legal Professions     102
Civil Procedure     112
Criminal Procedure     125
Constitutional Review     134
Perspectives     143
The Future of the Civil Law Tradition     152
Recommended Readings     161
Index     167

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