Wauters and de Benito on The History of Law in Europe: An Introduction: New From Edward Elgar @ElgarPublishing

Bart Wauters and Marco de Benito, both Professors of Law, IE University (Spain), have published The History of Law in Europe: An Introduction (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018). Here from the publisher's website is a description of the book's contents. Comprehensive and accessible, this book offers a concise synthesis of the evolution of the law in Western Europe, from ancient Rome to the beginning of the twentieth century. It situates law in the wider framework of Europe’s political, economic, social and cultural developments. Offering a readily graspable and sound structure, chapters are organized according to the civil law systems and common law systems. Each chapter is built around the evolution of the four sources of the law: legal science, legislation, courts and customary law, set chronologically against the relevant historical context. Throughout this in-depth presentation of the key determinants in European legal history, Bart Wauters and Marco de Benito…

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