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Vol 22 No 2 Feb/March 2017

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The Evolution of Law

ISBN13: 9780801839405
ISBN: 0801839408
Published: August 1989
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Paperback
Price: £13.50

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One of the world's foremost scholars of Roman and comparative law here describes the nature of legal traditions and develops a general and coherent view of legal change.

In four chapters, Alan Watson analyzes a set of particular legal events and facts, demonstrates their significance beyond their imme­ diate context, and generalizes from them in order to construct a model of how law evolves.

His masterful discussions of Roman con­ tract law, customary law, and the reception of Roman law open out to a broader analysis of why and how law changes in mature or un­ derdeveloped systems or when two opposing legal systems-even of vastly different levels of sophistication and from different cultural roots-come into influential contact.