Legal Traditions of the World: Sustainable Diversity in Law
Oxford University Press, 2010 - 418 pagine
Legal Traditions of the World is a prize-winning work that offers a major new means of conceptualizing law and legal relations across the world. National laws are placed in the broader context of major legal traditions, those of chthonic (or indigenous) law, talmudic law, civil law, islamic law, common law, hindu law and confucian law. Each tradition is examined in terms of its institutions and substantive law, its founding concepts and methods, its attitude towards the concept of change and its teaching on relations with other traditions and peoples. Legal traditions are explained in terms of multivalent and non-conflictual forms of logic and thought.
This book will be invaluable to law students and lawyers engaged in comparative or transnational work, historians, social scientists, and all those interested in the legal traditions that underpin the world's major societies.
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1 A THEORY OF TRADITION? THE CHANGING PRESENCE OF THE PAST
IDENTITY PERSUASION AND SURVIVAL
TO RECYCLE THE WORLD
THE PERFECT AUTHOR
THE CENTRALITY OF THE PERSON
THE LAW OF A LATER REVELATION