[Groningen, The Netherlands] : Europa Law Publishing, 
xiii, 202 pages ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 180-197) and index.
The uses of comparative law
Some problems connected with the study of foreign law
Explaining similarities and differences between legal systems
Comparative evaluation of the compared solutions
Grouping legal systems into families of law
The common core of legal systems and the presumption of similarity
"In today's globalized world, jurists cannot limit themselves to studying the laws of their own country. This book is mainly intended to be used as a textbook for beginners taking introductory courses on foreign and comparative law. Its concise format makes it fit for use also in other courses, such as legal history or jurisprudence, having the ambition to provide the students with a basic knowledge about English, American, French, German, Chinese and Islamic law and legal culture, as well as about the methodological problems that arise in connection with studying, comparing and working with foreign legal systems in general. The book will hopefully also be useful as a spring-board towards more profound studies by students and others seeking more advanced knowledge"-- Page 4 of cover.