Folk Law: Essays in the Theory and Practice of Lex Non Scripta: Volume II

1st Edition

Alison Dundes Renteln, Alan Dundes

Routledge
Published June 5, 2019
Reference - 436 Pages
ISBN 9780367110536 - CAT# K406980
Series: Routledge Revivals

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Summary

Originally published in 1994, Folk Law, a comprehensive two-volme collection of essays, examines the meeting place of folklore - the unwritten law of obligations and prohibitions that are understood and passed on - and jurisprudence. The contributors explore the historical significance and implications of folk law, its continuing influence around the globe, and the conflicts that arise when folk law diverges from official law.

Valuable for students and scholars of law, folklore, or anthropology, Renteln and Dundes's extensive casebook marks a rare interdisciplinary approach to two important areas of research.

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