"The civil law systems of continental Europe, Latin America and other parts of the world, including Japan, share a common legal heritage derived from Roman law. However, it is an inheritance which has been modified and adapted over the centuries as a result of contact with Germanic legal concepts, the work of jurists in the mediaeval universities, the growth of the canon law of the western Church, the humanist scholarship of the Renaissance and the rationalism of the natural lawyers of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. This volume provides a critical appreciation of modern civilian systems by examining current rules and structures in the context of their 2,500 year development. It is not a narrative history of civil law, but an historical examination of the forces and influences which have shaped the form and the content of modern codes, as well as the legislative and judicial processes by which they are created are administered."--Provided by publisher.
First published 1999 by Ashgate Publishing.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index (pages 454-460).
Formatted Contents Note
chapter Introduction part Part I - Sources and Influences chapter 1 The Roman Republic chapter 2 The Principate chapter 3 The Dominate chapter 4 The Dark Ages chapter 5 The Rebirth o f Civil Law chapter 6 Humanism and the Age o f Reason chapter 7 Codification chapter 8 An Historical Overview o f Modem Civil Law part Part II - Private Law chapter 9 The Law o f Persons chapter 10 Family Property and Succession chapter 11 The Law o f Property chapter 12 The Law o f Obligations chapter 13 The Law o f Actions part Part III - Public Law chapter 14 The Concept and Function o f the State chapter 15 The Law o f Civil Procedure chapter 16 Criminal Justice chapter 17 Administrative Justice chapter 18 The Legal Profession.