Comparative Studies in Continental and Anglo-American Legal History: Anglo-American Law and Canon Law: Canonical Roots of the Common Law Tradition

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Duncker & Humblot, Jan 1, 1998 - Law - 208 pages
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Hauptbeschreibung In the book at issue, the author endeavors to demonstrate a fact that has often been neglected by many Anglo-American legal historians: the Anglo-American legal tradition has more elements in common with Continental law than is frequently believed (Continent = European; continental law and doctrine: see also ""ius commune, ius utrumque""). The ""insularity"" of English law has never been complete. The learned laws, and particularly the canon law, have also played a very significant role in the historical evolution of English law. The formative process of the common.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Isolation and European Inspiration on AngloAmerican Law
19
Part II
33
The Court of Chancery
51
Jurisprudence or Legal Doctrine
81
The Law of Succession
109
Contract Law
125
Constitutional Law and Theory
143
Other Areas of Law
161
Conclusion
183
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