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Comparative law : law, reality and society

Author: Alan Watson
Publisher: Lake Mary, FL : Vandeplas Pub., 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd enl. edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Watson, Alan, 1933-
Comparative law.
Lake Mary, FL : Vandeplas Pub., 2008
(OCoLC)755188837
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Watson
ISBN: 1600420605 9781600420603
OCLC Number: 286354115
Description: x, 306 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Law in books, law and reality: a comparative law perspective --
Law out of context --
Moses and the Ten Commandments --
Two gospel vignettes: Jesus and the Samaritan woman; Jesus and the adulteress --
Private law, religion, and international law in early Rome --
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 --
Chancellor Kent's use of foreign law --
Foreign legal thinking --
The culture of judges --
The law of delict and quasi delict in the French code civil --
The justice of the U.S. constitution --
Epilogue: Julius Caesar: descendant of a slave?
Responsibility: by Alan Watson.

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