Major Legal Systems in the World Today: An Introduction to the Comparative Study of Law

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Simon and Schuster, Jan 1, 1978 - Law - 584 pages
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A significant introduction to the study of comparative law and a notable scholarly work, "Major Legal Systems in the World Today" analyzes the general characteristics which lie behind the development of the four principal legal systems of the world: the Civil law, the Common law, the Socialist law (primarily Soviet), and those based on religious or philosophical principles (Muslim, Hindu, Chinese, Japanese, and African). Providing unique insights into the spirt of each "legal family, " the book presents a total view of the historical foundation and the sources and structure of the law in each system.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
PART
31
The Period of Legislative Law
59
Expansion Beyond Europe
69
Concept of the Legal Rule
86
Legislation
99
Custom
118
Legal Writing
134
Sources of English Law
339
TITLE II
368
Structure of American Law
377
Other Structural Differences
390
OTHER CONCEPTIONS OF
419
Adaptation of Muslim Law to
431
Law of Muslim Countries
437
TITLE II
447

PART
143
MarxismLeninism
155
The New Order
166
TITLE II
208
Decided Cases
225
Custom and Rules of Socialist Human
254
TITLE III
260
Socialist Legal Concepts
267
PART THREE
285
Structure of English Law
308
National Law of India
462
TITLE III
477
Japanese Law
492
TITLE IV
505
Colonial Period
512
The Independent Nations
520
BIBLIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
533
IX
562
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David is a former member of the Faculte de droit et des sciences sociales de Paris and is presently affiliated with the Universite d'Aix-Merseille.

Brierley is Professor in the Faculty of Law at McGill University.

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