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"Designed for the general reader and students of law, this is a concise history and analysis of the civil law tradition, which is dominant in most of Europe, all of Latin America, and many parts of Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. This new edition is fully updated to include the latest developments in the field and incorporates recent historical findings on Roman and Medieval law. The book also deals with significant recent events, including Brexit and the status of the European Union. This edition discusses how civil law has shifted to adapt to modern and changing ideologies, and includes brand-new material of legal education and the legal profession"-- Back cover.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Two legal traditions Roman civil law, canon law, and commercial law The revolution The sources of law Codes and codification Judges The interpretation of statutes Certainty and equity Scholars and legal education Legal science The general part The legal process The division of jurisdiction Legal categories The legal professions Civil procedure Criminal procedure Constitutional review Perspectives The future of the civil law tradition.