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Pourquoi comparait-on les droits au XIXe siècle ?

Abstract : Many European and American authors, whether legal experts or not, compared legal systems even before a specific legal discipline was formalized at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. This paper analyses a body of nineteenth-century books and articles in order to identify the motivations of their authors and determine how far their approaches differ from or complete each other. The aims were many : to criticize, promote and reform ; to provide legal information, present and classify laws ; to provide governments or judges with some guidelines ; to highlight the diversity of approaches among legal systems ; to help develop historical theories ; to unify existing laws.
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Sylvain Soleil. Pourquoi comparait-on les droits au XIXe siècle ?. Clio@Thémis. Revue électronique d'histoire du droit, Association Clio et Thémis, 2017. ⟨halshs-02518235⟩



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