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As Europe moves towards economic and political unification, many wonder why legal unification occurs so slowly. R.C. Van Caenegem considers the historical reasons behind this diversity, stressing the adoption of the classical law of the Romans and the influence of the rise of the nation states. The impact of politics on legal development is another key factor. The book concludes with a consideration of the ongoing debate on the desirability of European legal unification.Read more
- Truly transnational approach, based on familiarity both with the common law and the civil law
- Connects the past with the future, i.e. has a look at European law in the twenty-first century on the strength of 'lessons from the past'
- Sees legal developments not only as elements of cultural history, but shows their intimate connection with power politics
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- Date Published: January 2002
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521006484
- length: 184 pages
- dimensions: 217 x 139 x 14 mm
- weight: 0.26kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. The national codes: a transient phase
2. Ius commune: the first unification of European law
3. Common law and civil law: neighbours yet strangers
4. The holy books of the law
5. Why did the ius commune conquer Europe?
6. Law is politics
Epilogue: a look into the twenty-first century
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