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Published: 26 May 2010

192 Pages | 7 illus.

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199588763

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The Making of Legal Authority

Non-legislative Codifications in Historical and Comparative Perspective

Nils Jansen

  • Offers the first extended study of the process by which non-legislative codifications are recognized as binding by legal authorities
  • Uses the methodology of comparative law and legal history
  • Draws on historical and modern examples of non-legislative codifications, including Justinian's Institutes, Blackstone's Commentaries, the Draft Common Frame of Reference and the American Law Institute's Restatements
  • Reproductions of the primary texts allows for comparison of the visual aspects of legal texts

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