Comparative Law Treatises
The civil law tradition: an introduction to the legal systems of Europe and Latin America.
John Henry Merryman and Rogelio Pérez-Perdomo.
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.
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.
Comparative legal studies: traditions and transitions
eds. Pierre Legrand and Roderick Munday.
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.
Comparative legal traditions in a nutshell. 3rd ed.
Mary Ann Glendon, Paolo G. Carozza, Colin B. Picker.
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.
Introduction to comparative law. 3rd ed
Konrad Zweigert and Hein Kötz; translated from the German by Tony Weir.
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.
Legal traditions of the world: sustainable diversity in law. 4th ed
H. Patrick Glenn.
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.
Mixed legal systems in comparative perspective: property and obligations in Scotland and South Africa
eds. Reinhard Zimmermann, Daniel Visser and Kenneth Reid.
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.
On common laws.
H. Patrick Glenn.
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.
Oxford handbook of comparative law
eds. Mathias Reimann and Reinhard Zimmermann.
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.
Rethinking the masters of comparative law.
ed. Annelise Riles.
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."