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Global Legal History: A Comparative Law Perspective

Edited by: Joshua C. Tate

ISBN13: 9781138478497
Published: December 2018
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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This collection brings together a group of international legal historians to further scholarship in different areas of comparative and regional legal history. Authors are drawn from Europe, Asia, and the Americas to produce new insights into the relationship between law and society across time and space. The book is divided into three parts: legal history and legal culture across borders; constitutional experiences in global perspective; and the history of judicial experiences. The three themes, and the chapters corresponding to each, provide a balance between public law and private law topics, and reflect a variety of methodologies, both empirical and theoretical. The volume highlights the gains that may be made by comparing the development of law in different countries and different time periods.

The book will be of interest to an international readership in Legal History, Comparative Law, Law and Society, and History.

Legal History
List of figures
List of tables
List of contributors
Global comparative legal history: an introduction
Joshua C. Tate, José Reinaldo de Lima Lopes, and Andrés Botero-Bernal

Part I
Legal history and legal culture across borders
1. Sincerity Based Proper Relationship: Socrates and Confucius
Chi-Shing Chen
2. Legal Development from a Comparative Perspective: English contract law in the nineteenth century
Catharine MacMillan
3. Legal history and comparative perspective: a study of the Cuban experience
Fabricio Mulet Martínez
4. Bar associations and the circulation of legal knowledge: Argentina and Brazil, 1917-1943
Mariana de Moraes Silveira

Part II
Constitutional experiences in global perspective
5. Lessons from the History of Courts on the Review of Constitutional Amendments in Colombia
Mario Alberto Cajas-Sarria
6. The Revolutionary Constitution of 1917 in Mexico: From Individual Guarantees to Social Rights, 1917–1928
Humberto Morales Moreno
7. Presidential Impeachments in Brazil: Lessons from the Past and Challenges for the Future
Rafael Mafei Rabelo Queiroz

Part III
History of judicial experiences
8. Exclusion and Inclusion of the French Law on Neighboring Plots of Land in the Civil Codes of Francophone Switzerland, Louisiana, and Quebec: Reflections on the Relation between Law and Society
Asya Ostroukh
9. A Legal-Historical Chronicle of Rule-of-Law Narratives in Hong Kong
Andra le Roux-Kemp
10. Justice in the Ibero-American World in the Enlightenment Era
Andréa Slemian
11. Family Courts and Violence against Women in Guatemala, 1964-1996
John W. Wertheimer