Comparative Law

Comparative law in a global context: the legal systems of Asia and Africa. 2nd ed

Contemporary analysis of post-colonial systems in a new era of globalization.
Werner Menski.

Comparative legal studies: traditions and transitions

This collection of essays introduces and illustrates many approaches to the comparative study of law, and situates the methodologies in the context of language studies and of the philosophy and sociology of law.
eds. Pierre Legrand and Roderick Munday.

Comparative legal traditions in a nutshell. 3rd ed.

With a focus on the European civil law systems, the nutshell highlights concepts, institutions, and actors in the civilian tradition and in European human rights.
Mary Ann Glendon, Paolo G. Carozza, Colin B. Picker.

Introduction to comparative law. 3rd ed

Remains the best overall introduction to the field, combining a clear presentation of legal systems with some of the theory and methodology behind the rationales for comparing institutions and concepts.
Konrad Zweigert and Hein Kötz; translated from the German by Tony Weir.

Legal traditions of the world: sustainable diversity in law. 4th ed

The unique and valuable contribution of this now-standard work is its coverage of religious systems in depth, and its explorations of indigenous and non-Western systems.
H. Patrick Glenn.

Mixed legal systems in comparative perspective: property and obligations in Scotland and South Africa

Using a focus on obligations and contracts, the authors show how concepts in hybrid systems might be analyzed, and present this analysis as a way to illustrate the possibilities for harmonization of private law.
eds. Reinhard Zimmermann, Daniel Visser and Kenneth Reid.

On common laws.

Both English-derived common law and the often overlooked Roman-derived historical ius commune are explored to show how a hybrid system of law can be derived from several sources yet apply in one territory, both before and after national boundaries arose.
H. Patrick Glenn.
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Oxford handbook of comparative law

While the presentation of comparative law methodology contained in this treatment is not as introductory as its title suggests, it differs from other overviews in that it presents the approach used not only by different contemporary scholars, but also from within different legal systems.
eds. Mathias Reimann and Reinhard Zimmermann.

Rethinking the masters of comparative law.

Historical review of classic works and authors with a view to exploring how the comparative method entered the study of law as a distinct area of study "apart from jurisprudence or international law on the one hand, and from the social sciences and the humanities on the other."
ed. Annelise Riles.

The civil law tradition: an introduction to the legal systems of Europe and Latin America.

Through nine editions, each richer than the one before, Professor Merryman captures the essential characteristics of the civil law systems and places them in their historical context, from Roman and medieval law through the modern codification phenomenon.
John Henry Merryman and Rogelio Pérez-Perdomo.