Book Review - Comparative Legal History. Edited by Olivier Moréteau, Aniceto Masferrer, and Kjell A. Modéer. Cheltenham, UK; Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2019. Pp. xiv, 512. ISBN 978-1-78195-521-5. UK£195.00; US$290.00.
Comparative Legal History stands out for both its content and its execution. At a time when most law schools devote themselves to the study of hic et nunc (here and now), Comparative Legal History proves there is something more than the rather dogmatic and pragmatic description of what is traditionally recognized as the law. In an age of hyper specialization, it discredits the absurd notion of law as (hard) science. Law, a human product, can easily be the object of scientific observations, but does that scientific observation need to be limited to the study of rules and norms in force and the way they are processed and applied hic et nunc?
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