If you have ever taken a class on international commercial transactions and comparative commercial law taught by Dr. Boris Kozolchyk you have become familiar with the fruitful inter-action of the research and drafting completed at NatLaw and class discussions on the law of commercial and banking practices in force in six Latin American countries and a growing number of African and Asian countries. This inter-action is now available in text in Dr. Kozolchyk’s new book “Comparative Contracts: Law, Culture and Economic Development,” (a Hornbook Series) that Oxford University’s Sir Roy Goode referred to as a “magisterial work of superb scholarship” and “an essential reading for anyone seriously interested in the development of commercial law as an instrument of social and economic policy.”
This work offers a contextual comparative analysis of commercial contracts from their origin until the present time. It studies their positive and living law in countries and regions representative of major legal systems and business cultures: Classical Rome, Medieval Europe and Middle East, Codification Europe (especially France and Germany), Post-Colonial Latin America, the Soviet Union, the Peoples’ Republic of China, England, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and Post-Colonial United States. It identifies the concepts, principles, rules, doctrines, methods of reasoning and commercial practices that have contributed most to mankind’s economic development.
For a detailed discussion of the contents of this Hornbook, please visit Dr. Kozolchyk’s post on casetext “Why is Comparative Law Needed?“