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

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

by John Merryman, Rogelio Pérez-Perdomo
     
 

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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… See more details below

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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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"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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804768337
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
05/21/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
681,616
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