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Book Code: 882 / Major: Law ,

Comparative Law

Author: Abdol-Hossein Shiravi, PhD.
Number of Pages: 296
Twelfth print: 2014 Published: 2005

The national law of each nation takes form on the basis of their history and economic, political, cultural and religious conditions. The study of other nations’ laws has quite a long history and many of the principles are thus collected from different corners of the world and adapted or the laws of a nation is taken over and accommodated to the needs of another nation. In the nineteenth century, comparative studies were enlivened and therefore some institutes and centers for comparative studies were established.

Comparative law is a branch of science which analyses and interprets legal questions and problems form a comparative perspective. This method has been the introduction of a new means of thought for the scholars of law which has broadened their horizon of attention. This book has been compiled to help variegate the existing sources on Comparative Law Studies and it is also an answer to the needs and interests of the new generation to this field of study. The book is in two parts. In the first part titled “General Points about Comparative Law” general issues concerning comparative law are discussed in eight chapters: in these chapters general questions of comparative law; the relation of comparative law with other interrelated law fields; function and goals of comparative law; comparative law and achieving unity of law on an international scale; problems and questions regarding study of foreign law; methodology of comparative studies; analyzing the results of a comparative study and justifying the reasons behind similarities and differences; and classification of law systems in large legal families are studied. The second chapter addresses “Significant Contemporary Law Systems”. The goal of this chapter is the introduction of significant law systems. This chapter is organized into three parts. The first part discusses common law, and the second and third chapters attend to the question of law in England and the United States of America as the two major countries using the above mentioned law system. In the second chapter the scripted law system of (Greco- Germans) and the law system of two major countries practicing this law which are France and Germany are considered. In the third chapter the law of the European Council and socialist law are covered briefly.

There are Latin and Farsi sources at the back of the book.

This book is compiled for the students of law as a text book for the course in “Comparative Law”.

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