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Comparative law
(899 words)

1. Definition and scope

Comparative law is an investigative method used to survey and present different national and international legal systems (on a macroscopic level) or individual legal institutions (on a microscopic level). Numerous attempts to define comparative law over its history as a scholarly subject [8. 106–111] have produced different views about its goals and methods. That also applies to the que…

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Mohnhaupt, Heinz, “Comparative law”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 08 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_026258>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20170206

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