The Civil Law Tradition: An Introduction to the Legal Systems of Western Europe and Latin America
Designed for the general reader, this is a concise history and analysis of the civil law tradition, which is dominant in most of Western Europe, all of Latin America, and many parts of Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. The second edition describes changes in civil law procedures sine the book was first published in 1969, and includes a new chapter on the future of civil law tradition.
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Three Legal Traditions
1n The Revolution
vni Certainty and Equity
x1 The General Part
xn The Legal Process
xrv Legal Categories
The Legal Professions
xvn Criminal Procedure
xv1n Public Law
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