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Title:
Major legal systems in the world today : an introduction to the comparative study of law
Author:
David, René, 1906-1990.
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Uniform Title:
Grands systèmes de droit contemporains. English
Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Free Press, 1978.
Physical Description:
xv, 584 pages ; 22 cm
General Note:
Translation of Les grands systèmes de droit contemporains.

Includes index.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780029075906

9780029076101
Format :
Book

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Central Library K583 .D3813 1978 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating
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A significant introduction to the study of comparative law and a notable scholarly work, Major Legal Systems in the World Today analyzes the general characteristics which lie behind the development of the four principal legal systems of the world: the Civil law, the Common law, the Socialist law (primarily Soviet), and those based on religious or philosophical principles (Muslim, Hindu, Chinese, Japanese, and African). Providing unique insights into the spirt of each legal family, the book presents a total view of the historical foundation and the sources and structure of the law in each system.


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