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Anglo-American legal ideas in the formation of South American private law: 1820-1870

Abstract:

It is traditionally understood that, following the emancipation of South America from Spain and Portugal, the national private law usually encompassed by the Civil Codes of the newly independent countries was inspired by the French Civil Code, and other civil law models. The aim of this thesis is to explore whether this understanding should be revised in order to account for the influence of Anglo-American law and legal ideas.

The thesis proceeds, first, to provide the context for t...

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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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