The Civil Law Tradition, 3rd Edition: An Introduction to the Legal Systems of Europe and Latin America

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Stanford University Press, May 21, 2007 - Law - 192 pages
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Designed for the general reader and students of law, this is a concise history and analysis of the civil law tradition, which is dominant in most of Europe, all of Latin America, and many parts of Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. This new edition deals with recent significant events—such as the fall of the Soviet empire and the resulting precipitous decline of the socialist legal tradition—and their significance for the civil law tradition. The book also incorporates the findings of recent important literature on the legal cultures of civil law countries.
 

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Contents

Title Page Copyright Page Dedication PREFACE TO THE THIRD EDITION PREFACE TO THE ORIGINAL EDITION I TWO LEGAL TRADITIO...
ROMAN CIVIL LAW CANON LAW AND COMMERCIAL
THE REVOLUTION
THE SOURCES OF
CODES AND CODIFICATION
JUDGES
THE INTERPRETATION OF STATUTES
CERTAINTY AND EQUITY
THE DIVISION OF JURISDICTION
LEGAL CATEGORIES
THE LEGAL PROFESSIONS
CIVIL PROCEDURE
CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
CONSTITUTIONAL REVIEW
PERSPECTIVES
THE FUTURE OF THE CIVIL LAW TRADITION

SCHOLARS
LEGAL SCIENCE
THE GENERAL PART
THE LEGAL PROCESS
RECOMMENDED READINGS
INDEX
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John Henry Merryman is Nelson Bowman Sweitzer and Marie B. Sweitzer Professor of Law, Emeritus at Stanford University. Rogelio Pérez-Perdomo is Dean of the Law School at the Universidad Metropolitana, Caracas

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