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Yale Law School

Faculty Scholarship Series

1918

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Debt Of Modern Japanese Law To French Law, Charles P. Sherman Jan 1918

Debt Of Modern Japanese Law To French Law, Charles P. Sherman

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"Rome," says the great Jhering,"conquered the world three times: first by her armies, second by her religion, third by her law. This third conquest, most pacific of all, is perhaps the most surpassing of all." Not the least among
the juridical conquests of Roman law is modern Japanese law via the world-influence of French law.
The story of the creation and development of the present law of Japan, through vivifying contact with western civilization, which began barely half a century ago, is nothing short of marvelous.
Modern Japan had its beginning irs 1868, when the Shogunate
was destroyeda nd ...