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Comparative law : law, reality and society

Author: Alan Watson
Publisher: Lake Mary, FL : Vandeplas Pub., ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book ... was intended as the course book for the class of Comparative Law at the University of Auckland, when I was to be Visiting Professor in April, 2007"--Preface.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Watson, Alan, 1933-
Comparative law.
Lake Mary, FL : Vandeplas Pub., ©2007
(OCoLC)755276165
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Watson
ISBN: 9781600420184 1600420184
OCLC Number: 153582733
Description: 257 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Law in books, law and reality: a comparative law perspective --
Moses and the Ten Commandments --
Two gospel vignettes: Jesus and the Samaritan woman; Jesus and the adulteress --
Artificiality, reality and Roman contract law --
Justinian's Corpus Iuris Civilis: oddities of legal development; and human civilization --
Justinian's natural law and its Spanish legacy --
The failure of Scottish legal education in the 17th Century, and the American Civil War --
Lord Mansfield: judicial integrity or its lack; Somerset's case --
Foreign legal thinking --
The culture of judges --
The law of delict and quasi delict --
Epilogue: Julius Caesar: descendant of a slave?
Responsibility: Alan Watson.
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"This book ... was intended as the course book for the class of Comparative Law at the University of Auckland, when I was to be Visiting Professor in April, 2007"--Preface.

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