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Why the Wind Changed: Intellectual Leadership in Western Law

Why the Wind Changed: Intellectual Leadership in Western Law Comment WHY THE WIND CHANGED: INTELLECTUAL LEADERSHIP IN WESTERN LAW TH E RECEPTION OF CONTINENTAL IDEAS IN THE COMMON LAW WORLD, 1820-1920. Edited by Mathias Reimann. Berlin: Duncker & Hum- blot, 1993. Pp. 252. DE R EINFLUSS DEUTSCHER EMIGRANTEN AUF DIE RECHTSENTWICKLUNG IN DEN USA UND IN DEUTSCHLAND. Edited by Marcus Lutter, Ernst C. Stiefel, and Michael H. Hoeflich. Tubingen: J.CB. Mohr, 1993. Pp. xii, 571 . Reviewed by Ugo Mattel* INTRODUCTION In this essay I will examine legal transplants from the civil law to th e common law a s described i n th e books unde r review, to explore th e characteristics tha t make a legal culture a leader in the interna­ tional arena. I appreciate the enormous amount of knowledge that comparativists may find in these two books, and try to make a sense of th e wealth of data now so easily available. My effort will be like tha t of a n arm chair anthropologist in front of th e results of his field research colleagues. My contribution, rather than adding new evi­ dence, will be focused on th e understanding of wha t we have and on what's next. My main http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Comparative Law Oxford University Press

Why the Wind Changed: Intellectual Leadership in Western Law

American Journal of Comparative Law , Volume 42 (1) – Jan 1, 1994

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Oxford University Press
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© 1994 by The American Society of Comparative Law, Inc.
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0002-919X
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2326-9197
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10.2307/840732
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Comment WHY THE WIND CHANGED: INTELLECTUAL LEADERSHIP IN WESTERN LAW TH E RECEPTION OF CONTINENTAL IDEAS IN THE COMMON LAW WORLD, 1820-1920. Edited by Mathias Reimann. Berlin: Duncker & Hum- blot, 1993. Pp. 252. DE R EINFLUSS DEUTSCHER EMIGRANTEN AUF DIE RECHTSENTWICKLUNG IN DEN USA UND IN DEUTSCHLAND. Edited by Marcus Lutter, Ernst C. Stiefel, and Michael H. Hoeflich. Tubingen: J.CB. Mohr, 1993. Pp. xii, 571 . Reviewed by Ugo Mattel* INTRODUCTION In this essay I will examine legal transplants from the civil law to th e common law a s described i n th e books unde r review, to explore th e characteristics tha t make a legal culture a leader in the interna­ tional arena. I appreciate the enormous amount of knowledge that comparativists may find in these two books, and try to make a sense of th e wealth of data now so easily available. My effort will be like tha t of a n arm chair anthropologist in front of th e results of his field research colleagues. My contribution, rather than adding new evi­ dence, will be focused on th e understanding of wha t we have and on what's next. My main

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American Journal of Comparative LawOxford University Press

Published: Jan 1, 1994

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