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Legal traditions of the world : sustainable diversity in law

Author: H Patrick Glenn
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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"The manuscript of the first edition of this book was awarded the Grand Prize of the International Academy of Comparative Law at the XVth International Congress of Comparative Law, Bristol, UK, in August 1998. The Prize was presented by HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh."--Page [v].
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H Patrick Glenn
ISBN: 9780199580804 0199580804
OCLC Number: 650838256
Description: xxviii, 418 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: A theory of tradition? : the changing presence of the past --
Between traditions : identity, persuasion and survival --
A Chthonic legal tradition : to recycle the world --
A Talmudic legal tradition : the perfect author --
A civil law tradition : the centrality of the person --
An Islamic legal tradition : the law of a later revelation --
A common law tradition : the ethic of adjudication --
A Hindu legal tradition : the law as king, but which law? --
A Confucian legal tradition : make it new (with Marx?) --
Reconciling legal traditions : sustainable diversity in law.
Responsibility: H. Patrick Glenn.

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This prize winning work provides a new and inclusive means of conceptualizing law and legal relations across the world, by placing national laws in the broader context of legal traditions. All major  Read more...

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