An Introduction to Comparative Law

An Introduction to Comparative Law

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By (author) Konrad Zweigert, By (author) Hein Kötz, Translated by Tony Weir

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  • Publisher: Clarendon Press
  • Format: Paperback | 744 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 232mm x 40mm | 1,100g
  • Publication date: 12 November 1998
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0198268599
  • ISBN 13: 9780198268598
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: bibliography, index
  • Sales rank: 169,722

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This third edition of the modern classic Zweigert & Kotz's Introduction to Comparative Law is fully revised and updated, but its familiar structure and easy style remain the same. The book first discusses the nature of Comparative Law, its functions, aims, methods and history, and then it surveys the main features of the major legal families of the world. In the second part it provides a model of comparative law in action, comparing, contrasting and evaluating the different approaches and solutions of the major legal systems. As well as offering an excellent grounding in comparative private law, this book is an essential base for further research.

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Hein Kotz is Director of the Max-Planck Institute for Foreign and International Private Law in Hamburg, he is also sometime Goodhart Professor of Law at Cambridge University and occasional professor at many Universities, including Chicago and Tel Aviv. Konrad Zweigert is the Late Director of the Max-Planck Institute. Tony Weir is a Fellow of Trinity College and Reader in Law in the University of Cambridge. He has translated a large number of legal texts into English to considerable acclaim.

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This is an excellent guide to legal systems of the world, for both students and lawyers ... because of its rich content and its ability to shrink a rather large body of information into a succinct one-volume publication. American Society of International Law Newsletter The third edition of An Introduction to Comparative Law continue to enrich the perspectives of a new generation of readers./Susan Millns/International and Comparative Law Quaterly Vol.48 October 1999. This... standard classroom text for courses in Comparative Law in both common law and civil law countries... succinctly collates a vast array of information for presentation in a seminar course... an excellent guide to legal systems of the world, for both students and lawyers concerned with key differences and similarities, both because of its rich content and its ability to shrink a rather large body of information into a succinct one-volume publication. American Society of International Law

Table of contents

PART I ; Abbreviations ; Table of Cases ; A. GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS ; 1. The Concept of Comparative Law ; 2. The Functions and Aims of Comparative Law ; 3. The Method of Comparative Law ; 4. The History of Comparative Law ; B. THE LEGAL FAMILIES OF THE WORLD ; 5. The Style of Legal Families ; I. THE ROMANISTIC LEGAL FAMILY ; 6. The History of French Law ; 7. The Spirit and Essential Features of the Code Civil ; 8. The Reception of the Code Civil ; 9. Courts and Lawyers in France and Italy ; BII. THE GERMANIC LEGAL FAMILY ; 10. The History of German Law ; 11. The German Civil Code ; 12. The General Civil Code of Austria ; 13. The Swiss Civil Code ; III. THE ANGLO-AMERICAN LEGAL FAMILY ; 14. The Development of the English Common Law ; 15. Courts and Lawyers in England ; 16. The Spread of the Common Law Throughout the World ; 17. The Law of the United States of America ; 18. Law-Finding and Procedure in Common Law and Civil Law ; IV. THE NORDIC LEGAL FAMILY ; 19. Scandinavian Law, Past and Present ; V. LAW IN THE FAR EAST ; 20. Chinese Law ; 21. Japanese Law ; VI. RELIGIOUS LEGAL SYSTEMS ; 22. Islamic Law ; 23. Hindu Law ; PART II ; A. CONTRACT ; I. THE FORMATION OF CONTRACTS ; 24. Juristic Act, Contract, and General Conditions of Business ; 25. Contractual Capacity ; 26. Offer and Acceptance ; 27. Illegality and Immorality ; 28. Indicia of Seriousness ; 29. The Construction of Contracts ; 30. Mistake, Deceit, and Duress ; 31. Representation ; 32. Assignment ; 33. Contracts for the Benefit of Third Parties ; II. THE PERFORMANCE OF CONTRACTS ; 34. Claims to Performance and Their Enforcement ; 35. Breach of Contract ; 36. The Effect of Supervening Events ; B. UNJUSTIFIED ENRICHMENT ; 37. Unjustified Enrichment in General ; 38. Unjustified Enrichment Specific Topics ; C. TORT ; 39. Tort in General ; 40. Liability for others ; 41. Strict Liability ; 42. Invasions of the Right of Personality