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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
The Civil Law Tradition: An Introduction to the Legal Systems of Western Europe and Latin America 3rd ed isbn 9780804755696

The Civil Law Tradition: An Introduction to the Legal Systems of Western Europe and Latin America 2nd ed

ISBN13: 9780804712484
ISBN: 0804712484
New Edition ISBN: 9780804755696
Previous Edition ISBN: 0804706956
Published: December 1969
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

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Designed for the general reader, this is a concise history and analysis of the civil law tradition, which is dominant in most of Western Europe, all of Latin America, and many parts of Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

The second edition describes changes in civil law procedures since the book was first published in 1969, and includes a new chapter on the future of the civil law tradition.

Comparative Law, Roman Law and Greek Law
1. Three legal traditions; 2. Roman civil law, canon law, and commercial law; 3. The Revolution; 4. The Sources of law; 5. Codes and codification; 6. Judges; 7. The interpretation of statutes; 8. Certainty and equity; 9. Scholars; 10. Legal science; 11. The general part; 12. The legal process; 13. The division of jurisdiction; 14. Legal categories; 15. The legal professions; 16. Civil procedure; 17. Criminal procedure; 18. Public law; 19. Perspectives; 20. The future of the civil law tradition.