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The Civil Law Tradition, 3rd Edition
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CONTENTS I Two Legal Traditions 000 II Roman Civil Law, Canon Law, and Commercial Law 000 III The Revolution 000 IV The Sources of Law 000 V Codes and Codifi cation 000 VI Judges 000 VII The Interpretation of Statutes 000 VIII Certainty and Equity 000 IX Scholars 000 X Legal Science 000 XI The General Part 000 XII The Legal Process 000 XIII The Division of Jurisdiction 000 XIV Legal Categories 000 XV The Legal Professions 000 XVI Civil Procedure 000 XVII Criminal Procedure 000 XVIII Constitutional Review 000 XIX Perspectives 000 XX The Future of the Civil Law Tradition 000 Recommended Readings 000 Index 000

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John Henry Merryman is Nelson Bowman Sweitzer and Marie B. Sweitzer Professor of Law, Emeritus at Stanford University. Rogelio Perez-Perdomo is Dean of the Law School at the Universidad Metropolitana, Caracas

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* * * PRAISE FOR THE PREVIOUS EDITION * * * "This little book is not only readable- - a feat in itself- - but also insightful and provocative in its treatment of the folklore and practice of the civil law... A lively introduction to civil law thinking with its historical, political, and social dimensions." - The American Journal of Comparative Law "The most readable and succinct account of the origins, the development, and the philosophy of the civil law... Written for those unfamiliar with the study of comparative law and legal systems, the book distinguishes the civil law tradition from that of the common law tradition of the English speaking countries..." - Houston Law Review

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