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Legal Traditions of the World


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1. A theory of tradition? The changing presence of the past2. Between traditions: identity, persuasion and survival3. A chthonic legal tradition: to recycle the world4. A Talmudic legal tradition: the perfect author5. A civil law tradition: the centrality of the person6. An Islamic legal tradition: the law of the later revelation7. A common law tradition: the ethic of adjudication8. A Hindu legal tradition: the law of king, but which law?9. A Confucian legal tradition: make it new (with Marx?)10. Reconciling legal traditions: sustainable diversity in law

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The late Professor Glenn taught and had research interests in the areas of comparative law, private international law, civil procedure and the legal professions. He was a former Director of the Institute of Comparative Law, McGill University. He was also a member of the Royal Society of Canada and the International Academy of Comparative Law and had been a Bora Laskin National Fellow in Human Rights Law, a Killam Research Fellow, and a Visiting Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford.


firmly based in social theory and history... thought provoking and stimulating * Times Higher Education *
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dense, theoretical yet accesible chapters... its sheer academic brilliance cannot be denied * Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law *

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