Benjamin, Treatise on the Law of Sale of Personal Property. Part of Chapter 4: Law Books in the Modern Western World: Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

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53 books, published between 1801 and 1950, illustrate the evolution of legal science in the nineteenth and first half of the twentieth centuries. The industrial revolution improved manufacturing methods and distribution dramatically. Some legal works became veritable bestsellers, running to various editions, and very often several translations, inspiring revolutionaries and legislators. Evolving national states and codifications had a major impact on legal doctrine. Different ‘schools’, like the german historical school or the american realist school, took very different views on the role of law and legal construction.keywordslegal ordercivil codelegal educationlegal philosophylegal thinkingthese keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe formation and transmission of Western legal culture
Subtitle of host publication150 Books that made the law in the age of printing
EditorsSerge Dauchy, Georges Martyn, Anthony Musson, Heikki Pihlajamäki, Alain Wijffels
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-33-1945-567-9
ISBN (Print)978-33-1945-566-2
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

SeriesStudies in the History of Law and Justice


  • Comparative legal history
  • lawmaking

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