European Supreme Courts: A Portrait Through History by Alain Wijffells (Hardback, 2013)
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- DescriptionEuropean Supreme Courts: A Portrait through History is a lavishly illustrated new hardback book, the culmination of more than three years' work by a team of leading legal historians and experts drawn from faculties across Europe and beyond. The book explores in a lively and accessible style the history of supreme courts structures throughout the European continent from the high medieval period to the modern day. The story is one of considerable diversity, but it also reveals many common themes which influenced the practice of law at the highest level in different times and places. The book serves to set the contemporary role of the international supreme courts within the context of a strikingly rich legacy of legal traditions, culture and history in Europe. The authoritative text is accompanied by over 160 images from archives and collections across Europe, as well as present-day images of European and national courts and institutions. Many of these images are little kwn other than to specialists in their countries of origin, and are presented to the general European reader for the first time. European Supreme Courts: A Portrait through History is designed to be read by legal professionals, officials, academics and law students alike, as well as the general reader with an interest in the history of the European judicature. The ambitious scope of this publication in terms of its historical coverage, geographical range and illustrative content has t previously been attempted in the field of legal history publishing. This is a groundbreaking and beautifully presented publication which discerning lawyers who are interested in the history of their profession will wish to own.
- Author BiographyProfessor Alain Wijffels teaches comparative law and legal history in the University of Leiden, Belgium. He has studied the medieval and early-modern European civil law tradition in the judicial practice of several European countries from a comparative prospective. Professor C.H. (Remco) van Rhee's distinguished career has encompassed teaching posts at the universities of Leiden and Utrecht. He is Chair of European Legal History at Maastricht University and specializes in comparative civil procedure and its history in Europe and the United States.
- Author(s)Alain Wijffells
- PublisherThird Millennium Information
- Date of Publication10/04/2013
- SubjectLaw: General & Reference
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintThird Millennium Information
- Content NoteUp to 150 illustrations
- Weight1837 g
- Width240 mm
- Height280 mm
- Spine28 mm
- Edition StatementMain
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