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Legal Evolution Peter Stein

Legal Evolution By Peter Stein

Legal Evolution by Peter Stein


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Legal evolution is a way of explaining how the law changes. Basically it suggests that a society's law develops along predetermined lines parallel to those of its other institutions. Professor Stein traces the beginning of the idea and considers the theories of its main exponents in relation to the prevailing legal thought of their times.

Legal Evolution Summary

Legal Evolution: The Story of an Idea by Peter Stein

Legal evolution is a way of explaining how the law changes. Basically it suggests that a society's law develops along predetermined lines parallel to those of its other institutions. The idea came to prominence in the mid-eighteenth century as a response to the difficulties experienced by theorists in the field of natural law when applying the notion of universal natural rights to different types of society. Professor Stein traces the beginning of the idea and considers the theories of its main exponents in relation to the prevailing legal thought of their times. He examines in particular the special place of Roman law in shaping ideas of legal development. Finally he considers the different types of opposition which Maine's ideas encountered in the late nineteenth century and the attempts to retain the essentials of legal evolution in a modified form.

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. The natural law tradition; 2. Scottish philosophical history of law; 3. The German historical school of law; 4. The heyday of legal evolution; 5. The aftermath of Ancient Law; Conclusion; Index.

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GOR006646928
9780521227834
0521227836
Legal Evolution: The Story of an Idea by Peter Stein
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Cambridge University Press
1980-03-06
143
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