AN INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE LAW BY KONRAD ZWEIGERT PDF

About this title This book first discusses the nature of Comparative Law, its functions, aims, methods and history, then surveys the main features of the major legal families of the world. Extremely well written, this text outlines all the major legal systems of the world and details individual areas of law within these systems. Its prior edition has been highly regarded world-wide since its publication and was translated into many languages including Italian, Japanese and Russian. This third edition has been updated and contains useful new material including a chapter on Japanese Law. It has been skillfully translated from the German by Tony Weir. A key resource, this text provides the framework for a study of comparative law.

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About this title This book first discusses the nature of Comparative Law, its functions, aims, methods and history, then surveys the main features of the major legal families of the world. Extremely well written, this text outlines all the major legal systems of the world and details individual areas of law within these systems.

Its prior edition has been highly regarded world-wide since its publication and was translated into many languages including Italian, Japanese and Russian. This third edition has been updated and contains useful new material including a chapter on Japanese Law. It has been skillfully translated from the German by Tony Weir. A key resource, this text provides the framework for a study of comparative law.

Review: This is an excellent guide to legal systems of the world, for both students and lawyers American Society of International Law Newsletter The third edition of An Introduction to Comparative Law continue to enrich the perspectives of a new generation of readers. The book first discusses the nature of Comparative Law, its functions, aims, methods and history, and then it surveys the main features of the major legal families of the world.

In the second part it provides a model of comparative law in action, comparing, contrasting and evaluating the different approaches and solutions of the major legal systems. As well as offering an excellent grounding in comparative private law, this book is an essential base for further research.

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Notably, a few years later, Leibniz introduced an idea of Language families. The main differences between Law Families are found in the source s of Law, the role of court precedents, the origin and development of the Legal System. Montesquieu is generally regarded as an early founding figure of comparative law. They should be in relation to the nature and principle of each government: whether they form it, as may be said of politic laws; or whether they support it, as in the case of civil institutions. They should be in relation to the climate of each country, to the quality of its soil, to its situation and extent, to the principal occupation of the natives, whether husbandmen, huntsmen, or shepherds: they should have relation to the degree of liberty which the constitution will bear; to the religion of the inhabitants, to their inclinations, riches, numbers, commerce, manners, and customs. As the civil laws depend on the political institutions, because they are made for the same society, whenever there is a design of adopting the civil law of another nation, it would be proper to examine beforehand whether they have both the same institutions and the same political law.

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An Introduction to Comparative Law

Nikazahn The Method of Comparative Law 4. In the second part it provides a model of comparative law in action, comparing, contrasting and evaluating the different approaches and solutions of the major legal systems. Extremely well written, this itnroduction outlines all the major legal systems of the world and details individual areas of law within these systems. Higher Education Skip to main content.

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