European Law in the Past and the Future

European Law in the Past and the Future

Unity and Diversity Over Two Millennia

eBook - 2002
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As 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.
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002
ISBN: 9780511016325
Branch Call Number: 340.5094 Ca
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 175 pages)
Additional Contributors: EBSCOhost (Online service)

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