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Case Law in Roman, Anglosaxon and Continental Law


ISBN13: 9789004204164
Published: September 2011
Publisher: Brill Nijhoff
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Price: £97.00



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Case law is a widely studied field, posing a series of questions. The first issue relates to the nature of case law itself, as the term cannot be given a single meaning. There is no one definition of case law, but rather a plurality of meanings depending on the historical period and legal system in question.

After an analysis of Roman iurisprudentia and Anglo-Saxon case law, this work considers the Spanish legal system, as an example of a Continental jurisdiction, and distinguishes between the case laws of the Supreme and Constitutional Courts, the European courts, and the Superior Courts … read moreof Justice of the Autonomous Communities.

The book analyses these issues, among many others, in a clear and in-depth manner, from an historical and comparative approach of great interest and academic value.