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The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Law

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The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Law

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Law provides a wide-ranging authoritative account and critical assessment of comparative law at the beginning of the twenty-first century, a key discipline for the development of law worldwide. The Handbook contains forty-eight chapters written by experts from around the world. The aim of each chapter is to provide an accessible, original, and critical account of the current state of comparative law in its respective area which will help to shape the agenda in the years to come. Each chapter also includes a short bibliography referencing the definitive works in the field.

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ISBN-13: 9780199535453
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 04/15/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 1456
Product dimensions: 9.70(w) x 6.70(h) x 2.30(d)

About the Author

Reinhard Zimmerman:
Born 10 October 1952 in Hamburg. Study of law University of Hamburg, First (1976) and Second State Examinations (1979), doctor of laws (Hamburg, 1978); Chair of Roman and Comparative Law, University of Cape Town (1981 - 1988), Chair of Private Law, Roman Law and Comparative Legal History, University of Regensburg (from 1988), Honorary Professor, University of Cape Town (from 1998), Visiting Professor, Universities of Edinburgh, Stellenbosch, New Orleans, Chicago, Berkeley, Yale; A.L. Goodhart Professor of Legal Science, University of Cambridge (1998/99); Member and Director at the Max-Planck-Institute of Comparative Private Law and Private International Law (from 2002). Mathias Reimann:
Born 8 April 1955. Study of law at the University of Freiburg. First (1978) and Second (1981) State Examinations; Dr. iur.utr. (Freiburg 1982); LL.M. University of Michigan (1983). Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School since 1985; Jean Monnet Fellow, European University Institute 1988-89; Chair for Civil Law, Comparative Law and Legal History, University of Trier (Germany) 1995-1999; Hessel E. Yntema Chair, University of Michigan since 2000. Visiting professorships at the Universities of Frankfurt, Freiburg, Paris I (Sorbonne), Tokyo, Bucerius Law School (Hamburg), and Scuola Superiore St. Anna (Pisa); member of the American Society of Comparative Law and of the American Society of International Law.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Comparative Law Before the Code Napoléon, Charles Donahue

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