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Common Law System

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7883-6_592-1

Abstract

Moving from a clear definition of the diverse and concurring meanings attributed to the syntagma “Common Law,” the essay rediscovers the genealogical construction of the English legal tradition. A particular emphasis is given to the relationship between auxiliary or competing jurisdictions and, with the proper methodological approach of comparative law, to the main traits, which shape legal mentality and legal style in a different way from the canonical morphology of the Civil Law tradition.

Keywords

Legal Education Royal Court Feudal Lord English Legal System Correct Writ 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of LawUniversity of PerugiaPerugiaItaly