European Law in the Past and the Future
Unity and Diversity over Two Millennia
By (author) R. C. van Caenegem
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European Law in the Past and the Future by R. C. van Caenegem
Book DescriptionAs Europe moves towards economic and political unification, many wonder why legal unification makes so little headway. In this concise but wide-ranging book, R. C. van Caenegem considers the historical reasons behind this legal diversity. He stresses the importance of the adoption on the Continent - but not in England - of the classical law of the Romans, and shows how the rise of the nation states led to a multitude of national codes of law. The impact of politics on legal development is another key factor, and as a graphic example van Caenegem provides a detailed account of how the German past was extolled in Nazi Germany. The book concludes with a consideration of the ongoing debate on the desirability - indeed, on the possibility - of European legal unification and of a federal constitution for a united Europe.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521006484
(216mm x 138mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Dec-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author R. C. van Caenegem
European Law in the Past and the Future, Hardback (December 2001)
R. C. van Caenegem considers the historical reasons behind European legal diversity.
Historical Introduction to Western Constitutional Law, Hardback (March 1995)
Historical analysis of different models of constitutional government assessing their impact today.
Law, History, the Low Countries and Europe, Hardback (July 1994)
A collection of 14 papers by Van Caenegem, all but one previously unpublished in English, which contrast the development of legal and political institutions across England and northern Europe. Other subjects include influential historians and the nature of modern historiography.
Judges, Legislators and Professors, Paperback (November 1992)» View all books by R. C. van Caenegem
Examination of divergence of continental and common law by one of the world's foremost legal historians.
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