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This collection brings together a group of international legal historians to further scholarship in different areas of comparative and regional legal history. Authors are drawn from Europe, Asia, and the Americas to produce new insights into the relationship between law and society across time and space. The book is divided into three parts: legal history and legal culture across borders, constitutional experiences in global perspective, and the history of judicial experiences. The three themes, and the chapters corresponding to each, provide a balance between public law and private law topics, and reflect a variety of methodologies, both empirical and theoretical. The volume highlights the gains that may be made by comparing the development of law in different countries and different time periods. The book will be of interest to an international readership in Legal History, Comparative Law, Law and Society, and History.
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List of figures List of tables List of contributors Global comparative legal history: an introduction Joshua C. Tate, Jos Reinaldo de Lima Lopes, and Andrs Botero-Bernal Part I Legal history and legal culture across borders 1 Sincerity Based Proper Relationship: Socrates and Confucius Chi-Shing Chen 2 Legal Development from a Comparative Perspective: English contract law in the nineteenth century Catharine MacMillan 3 Legal history and comparative perspective: a study of the Cuban experience Fabricio Mulet Martnez 4 Bar associations and the circulation of legal knowledge: Argentina and Brazil, 1917-1943 Mariana de Moraes Silveira Part II Constitutional experiences in global perspective 5 Lessons from the History of Courts on the Review of Constitutional Amendments in Colombia Mario Alberto Cajas-Sarria 6 The Revolutionary Constitution of 1917 in Mexico: From Individual Guarantees to Social Rights, 19171928 Humberto Morales Moreno 7 Presidential Impeachments in Brazil: Lessons from the Past and Challenges for the Future Rafael Mafei Rabelo Queiroz Part III History of judicial experiences 8 Exclusion and Inclusion of the French Law on Neighboring Plots of Land in the Civil Codes of Francophone Switzerland, Louisiana, and Quebec: Reflections on the Relation between Law and Society Asya Ostroukh 9 A Legal-Historical Chronicle of Rule-of-Law Narratives in Hong Kong Andra le Roux-Kemp 10 Justice in the Ibero-American World in the Enlightenment Era Andra Slemian 11 Family Courts and Violence against Women in Guatemala, 1964-1996 John W. Wertheimer Index.