The Civil Law Tradition: An Introduction to the Legal Systems of Western Europe and Latin America

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Stanford University Press, 1985 - Law - 168 pages
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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
1
1n The Revolution
14
Judges
34
vni Certainty and Equity
48
1x Scholars
56
x1 The General Part
68
xn The Legal Process
80
xrv Legal Categories
90
The Legal Professions
101
xvn Criminal Procedure
124
xv1n Public Law
133
x1x Perspectives
142
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