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Legal Traditions of the World : Sustainable Diversity in Law



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Legal Traditions of the World , This prize-winning work offers a major new means of conceptualizing law and legal relations across the world. National laws are placed in the broader context of major legal traditions, those of chthonic (or indigenous) law, talmudic law, civil law, islamic law, common law, hindu law and confucian law. Each tradition is examined in terms of its institutions and substantive law, its founding concepts and methods, its attitude towards the concept of change and its teaching on relations with other traditions and peoples. Legal traditions are explained in terms of multivalent and non-conflictual forms of logic and thought. This book will be invaluable to law students and lawyers engaged in comparative or transnational work, historians, social scientists, and all those interested in the legal traditions that underpin the world's major societies.

Author Biography

H. Patrick Glenn is the Peter M. Laing Professor of Law at McGill University, Montreal, and a Member of the International Academy of Comparative Law.

Table of 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 the Later Revelation
A Common Law Tradition: the Ethic of Adjudication
A Hindu Legal Tradition: the Law of King, but which Law?
A Confucian Legal Tradition: Make it new (with Marx?)
Reconciling Legal Traditions: Sustainable Diversity in Law
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