The civil law system: an introduction to the comparative study of law

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Little, Brown, 1977 - Law - 1243 pages
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An Historical Introduction
B The Development of the Civil Law
Their Background Purposes and Limits

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Arthur T. von Mehren (1922-2006) was Professor of Law Emeritus at Harvard Law School. He represented the United States for 38 years in the Hague Conference of Private International Law. He wrote 210 publications in English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, and Japanese. They include the groundbreaking Civil Law System, his pioneering two books and nine articles on Japanese law, his highly original Law of Multistate Problems, his foundational monographs on contract formation and form, his articles on jurisdiction, and his award-winning Hague lectures.

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