Journals Higher Education



29 July 2010

450 Pages

9.7 x 6.7 inches

ISBN: 9780199580804

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Legal Traditions of the World

Sustainable Diversity in Law

Fourth Edition

Patrick Glenn

  • Winner of the Grand Prize of the International Academy of Comparative Law
  • Provides an overview of major legal institutions and principles in each tradition facilitating understanding of law in a broader context
  • Provides a comprehensive treatment of major legal traditions of the world and incorporates a superb level of scholarship and analysis
  • Adopts a genuinely global perspective making it an invaluable resource for courses worldwide
  • A seminal text from a leading teacher and researcher in the field of comparative law. Professor Glenn is a former Director of the Institute of Comparative Law, McGill University, a member of the International Academy of Comparative Law, and has been a Visiting Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford
  • Features interesting discussion of how legal traditions relate to parallel notions of collective memory, places of memory, and deep history

New to this Edition:

  • Includes extensive references and web links at the end of each chapter, to aid and encourage further research
  • Includes a thoroughly revised and restructured chapter on confucian legal traditions
  • Considers developments in the legal systems of the European Union, in the context of each relevant legal tradition

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