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Legal Traditions of the World

Legal Traditions of the World places national laws 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. The concept of legal tradition is explained as non-conflictual in character and compatible with new and inclusive forms of logic.
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1. A theory of tradition? The changing presence of the past ; 2. Between traditions: identity, persuasion and survival ; 3. A chthonic legal tradition: to recycle the world ; 4. A talmudic legal tradition: the perfect author ; 5. A civil law tradition: the centrality of the person ; 6. An islamic legal tradition: the law of the later revelation ; 7. A common law tradition: the ethic of adjudication ; 8. A hindu legal tradition: the law as king, but which law? ; 9. A confucian legal tradition: make it new (with Marx?) ; 10. Reconciling legal traditions: sustainable diversity in law

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The late Professor Glenn taught and had research interests in the areas of comparative law, private international law, civil procedure and the legal professions. He was a former Director of the Institute of Comparative Law, McGill University. He was also a member of the Royal Society of Canada and the International Academy of Comparative Law and had been a Bora Laskin National Fellow in Human Rights Law, a Killam Research Fellow, and a Visiting Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford.


dense, theoretical yet accesible chapters... its sheer academic brilliance cannot be denied * Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law * An opus extra ordinem * European Review of Private Law * Glenn has succeeded magnificently * Cambridge Law Journal * Illuminating and ground breaking work * Stellenbosch Law Review * firmly based in social theory and history... thought provoking and stimulating * Times Higher Education *

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