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

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

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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

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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: 9780804768337
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • Publication date: 5/21/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 595,444
  • File size: 246 KB

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


CONTENTS
I Two Legal Traditions 000
II Roman Civil Law, Canon Law, and
Commercial Law 000
III The Revolution 000
IV The Sources of Law 000
V Codes and Codifi cation 000
VI Judges 000
VII The Interpretation of Statutes 000
VIII Certainty and Equity 000
IX Scholars 000
X Legal Science 000
XI The General Part 000
XII The Legal Process 000
XIII The Division of Jurisdiction 000
XIV Legal Categories 000
XV The Legal Professions 000
XVI Civil Procedure 000
XVII Criminal Procedure 000
XVIII Constitutional Review 000
XIX Perspectives 000
XX The Future of the Civil Law Tradition 000
Recommended Readings 000
Index 000
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