Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice

Legal Traditions in Asia

History, Concepts and Laws

Authors: Jany, Janos

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  • Offers a comparative analysis of traditional Asian legal systems 
  • Includes coverage of Islamic, Chinese, Hindu, and Southeast Asian law 
  • Provides a groundbreaking new perspective on Asian legal cultures 
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This book offers a comparative analysis of traditional Asian legal systems. It combines methods from legal history, legal anthropology, legal philosophy, and substantive law, pursuing a comprehensive approach that offers readers a broad perspective on the topic. The geographic regions covered include the Near East, Middle East, Central Asia, India, China, Japan, and Southeast Asia.

For each region, the book first provides historical and political context. Next, it discusses major milestones in the region’s legal history and political institutions, as well as its forms of government. Readers are then presented with fundamental principles and terms needed to understand the legal arguments discussed.

The book begins with the Ancient Near East and important topics such as Jewish law. The next part considers Islamic law, while also exploring modern issues. The third part focuses on Hindu and Buddhist law, while the fourth part covers China and Japan. The book’s closing section examines tribal societies, e.g. Mongols, Pashtuns and Malays.

Topics covered include the interaction of legal systems within a legal circle, inter-systemic interactions, reasons for the failure and success of legal modernization, legal pluralism, and its effects on Asian societies. Family law, law of obligation, criminal law, and procedural law are also explored.


About the authors

Janos Jany is head of the Institute of International Studies at Pazmany University, Hungary. As a trained lawyer (LLM, PhD) and scholar of oriental cultures (BA,MA, PhD) he dedicated his academic career to Asian legal traditions focusing on the Middle Eastern tradition (Islamic, Jewish, Persian laws). He publishes books and scholarly articles by high standard international publishers and journals across the globe.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Legal Traditions in Asia
Book Subtitle
History, Concepts and Laws
Authors
Series Title
Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice
Series Volume
80
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-43728-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-43728-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-43727-5
Series ISSN
1534-6781
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 496
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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