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By Antonio Padoa-Schioppa

With its roots in historic Greece, Roman legislations and Christianity, ecu criminal historical past is the historical past of a standard civilisation. The trade of legislative versions, doctrines and customs inside of Europe incorporated English universal legislations and has been large from the early center a while to the current time. during this seminal paintings which spans from the 5th to the 20 th century, Antonio Padoa-Schioppa explores how legislation used to be delivered to existence within the six major stages of ecu felony heritage. by means of analysing a range of the associations of non-public and public legislation that are so much consultant of every part and of every nation, he additionally sheds mild at the universal positive factors in the course of the historical past of ecu criminal tradition. Translated in English for the 1st time, this re-creation has been revised to incorporate the new advancements of the ecu Union and the legal-historical works of the final decade.

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