Code Napoleon: Or the French Civil Code
By Barrister of the Inner Temple
1999/10 - Beard Books - Law Classic
1893122212 - Paperback - Reprint - 656 pp.
The foundation for the laws of most of the nations of the world.
Even though Napoleon died in exile, his legal legacy still endures. By the time he was defeated at Waterloo, his codification of civil laws, known as the "Code Napoleon," was more than ten years old. Countries on which he had not imposed the Code also went on to adopt it, and their influence spread its contents around the globe. Today, nearly all of the civil law nations of the world can trace their laws to the Code Napoleon. It was the law of the land covered by the Louisiana Purchase and is still the basis of the law in Louisiana. This volume is an informative and interesting addition to the library of every attorney and legal scholar.
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The history of the Inner Temple is a long and interesting one. It began soon after the middle of the twelfth century with a contingent of knights of the Military Order of the Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem. Few records of its activities before 1500 have survived. In the 1500s, the majority of its students were the sons of country gentlemen, and a minority studied for the legal profession. The sixteenth century was an age of expansion for the common law and its practitioners. The major influence in the seventeenth century was recognized by the contributions of Sir Edward Coke, a holder of the Inn's great seal.