Legal Traditions of the World: Sustainable diversity in law

Paperback | May 14, 2014

byH. Patrick Glenn

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Legal Traditions of the World places national laws in the broader context of major legal traditions, those of chthonic (or indigenous) law, talmudic law, civil law, islamic law, common law, hindu law and confucian law. Each tradition is examined in terms of its institutions and substantivelaw, its founding concepts and methods, its attitude towards the concept of change and its teaching on relations with other traditions and peoples. The concept of legal tradition is explained as non-conflictual in character and compatible with new and inclusive forms of logic.

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Legal Traditions of the World places national laws in the broader context of major legal traditions, those of chthonic (or indigenous) law, talmudic law, civil law, islamic law, common law, hindu law and confucian law. Each tradition is examined in terms of its institutions and substantivelaw, its founding concepts and methods, its att...

Professor Glenn teaches and has research interests in the areas of comparative law, private international law, civil procedure and the legal professions. He is a former Director of the Institute of Comparative Law, McGill University. He is also a member of the Royal Society of Canada and the International Academy of Comparative Law an...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:444 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.01 inPublished:May 14, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019966983X

ISBN - 13:9780199669837

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Table of Contents

1. A theory of tradition? The changing presence of the past2. Between traditions: identity, persuasion and survival3. A chthonic legal tradition: to recycle the world4. A talmudic legal tradition: the perfect author5. A civil law tradition: the centrality of the person6. An islamic legal tradition: the law of the later revelation7. A common law tradition: the ethic of adjudication8. A hindu legal tradition: the law of king, but which law?9. A confucian legal tradition: make it new (with Marx?)10. Reconciling legal traditions: sustainable diversity in law

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