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

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"This little book is not only readable-—a feat in itself-—but also insightful and provocative in its treatment of the folklore and practice of the civil law. . . . A lively introduction to civil law thinking with its historical, political, and social dimensions." —The American Journal of Comparative Law
"The most readable and succinct account of the origins, the development, and the philosophy of the civil law. . . . Written for those unfamiliar with the study of comparative law and legal systems, the book distinguishes the civil law tradition from that of the common law tradition of the English speaking countries. . ." —Houston Law Review

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• * PRAISE FOR THE PREVIOUS EDITION
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"This little book is not only readable-—a feat in itself-—but also insightful and provocative in its treatment of the folklore and practice of the civil law. . . . A lively introduction to civil law thinking with its historical, political, and social dimensions." —The American Journal of Comparative Law

"The most readable and succinct account of the origins, the development, and the philosophy of the civil law. . . . Written for those unfamiliar with the study of comparative law and legal systems, the book distinguishes the civil law tradition from that of the common law tradition of the English speaking countries. . ." —Houston Law Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804755696
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • Publication date: 5/21/2007
  • Edition description: 3
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 289,357
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author


John Henry Merryman is Nelson Bowman Sweitzer and Marie B. Sweitzer Professor of Law, Emeritus at Stanford University. Rogelio Pérez-Perdomo is Dean of the Law School at the Universidad Metropolitana, Caracas
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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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