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The boundaries of meaning and the formation of law : legal concepts and reasoning in the English, Arabic, and Chinese traditions

Author: Sharron Gu
Publisher: Montreal [Que.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A unique study of how the development of language determines the character and structure of legal systems.

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Gu, Sharron.
Boundaries of Meaning and the Formation of Law : Legal Concepts and Reasoning in the English, Arabic, and Chinese Traditions.
Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sharron Gu
ISBN: 9780773560024 0773560025 9780773578333 0773578331
OCLC Number: 311308004
Notes: Limited edition of 450 copies.
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 293 pages)
Contents: ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction""; ""The History of the Language and Transmission of Legal Concepts: Concrete and Abstract Rights in Medieval England, China, and the Middle East""; ""The Conceptualization and Transmission of Abstract Rights: The Romanization of English Law""; ""The Elaboration of Absolute, Concrete, yet Fluid Rights: The Islamization of Arabic Law""; ""The Formation of Concrete, Specific, yet Conflicting Rights: The Moralization of Chinese Law"" ""Legal Language, Reasoning, and the Structure of Legislation: The Authority of Words and the Words of Authority in English, Chinese, and Islamic Law""""The Boundaries of Meaning, Linear Reasoning, and the Separation of Powers: The Authority of Words in English Law""; ""Fluid Meaning, Correlative Reasoning, and Diverse Jurisprudence: The Words of Interpretive Authority in Islamic Law""; ""Boundless Meaning, Multidimensional Reasoning, and Boundless Power: The Words of Legislative Authority in Chinese Law""; ""Conclusion""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""
Responsibility: Sharron Gu.
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"This book is based on a wonderful idea: that law can do only what a particular language makes possible. This is an important thesis that is too little understood." Steve Wexler, Dept of Law, Read more...

 
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