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Debt of Modern Japanese Law to French Law

By Charles P. Sherman


\u22Rome,\u22 says the great Jhering,\u22conquered 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.\u22 Not the least amongthe 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 Shogunatewas destroyeda nd the Mikado\u27sa uthorityw as restored. At thattime the law of Japan was almost entirely customary, full ofuncertaintya nd variabilitya, nd thoroughlyt inged with Japanesefeudal conceptions

Topics: international law, colonialism, Roman law, International Law, Law, Legal History
Publisher: Yale Law School Legal Scholarship Repository
Year: 1918
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