An Introduction to Comparative Law

An Introduction to Comparative Law

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

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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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  • Paperback | 744 pages
  • 156 x 232 x 40mm | 1,099.98g
  • 12 Nov 1998
  • Oxford University Press
  • Clarendon Press
  • Oxford
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • bibliography, index
  • 0198268599
  • 9780198268598
  • 208,774

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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

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