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Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History covers legal history from ancient to modern times. Close to 1,000 articles present historical and contemporary comparisons of the world’s legal systems, including the areas of private law, public law, and constitutional/higher law. This international, interdisciplinary work explores the traditions of Ancient Greek Law, Ancient Roman Law, Medieval Roman Law, Chinese Law, English Common Law, Islamic Law, United States Law, and the laws other regions including Africa, Europe, Latin America, and Asia.

Each entry is written and signed by an expert in the field. The work includes illustrations, bibliographical references, and cross-references. Search full text or browse alphabetical list of topics.

Dates Covered

Ancient through modern

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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History
Volume 6 contains the topical outline, the directory of contributors, a case index, and the subject index.

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