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GOVERNMENTS AND LAWS

EXHIBITING THE GOVERNMENTAL STRUCTURES

OF ANCIENT AND MODERN

STATES, THEIR

GROWTH AND DECAY AND THE LEADING
PRINCIPLES OF THEIR LAWS

BY

STEPHEN HALEY ALLEN

"Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?"

"Mens, et animus, et consilium et sententia civitatis, posita est in legibus.”

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS
PRINCETON

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Copyright, 1916, by

STEPHEN HALEY ALLEN

Published August, 1916

PRINCETON
UNIVERSITY

PRESS

XXVI. MODERN MEXICO, CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICAN STATES.

GENERALIZATIONS.-POVERTY OF HISTORY. METHODS OF ACQUIRING AND CONFERRING POLITICAL POWER. METHODS OF AND PRINCIPLES APPLICABLE TO THE SELECTION OF PUBLIC OFFICERS. DIRECT LEGISLATION. INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM. CHANGES IN THE FORMS AND FUNCTIONS OF GOVERNMENTS. METHODS OF ORIGINATING LAWS. PURPOSES OF LAWS AND MOTIVES PROMPTING THEIR ENACTMENT. PUNISHMENT. TAXAPERSONAL STATUS. FAMILY RELATIONS. LAND LAWS. INHERITANCE. CONTRACTS. COMBINATIONS.

TION.

CODE OF HAMMURABI.-Babylon.

APPENDIX

LAWS OF XII TABLES.-Rome.

CODE OF MANU.-India.

INSTITUTES OF JUSTINIAN.

PENAL CODE OF CHINA.

CIVIL CODE OF FRANCE.

CIVIL CODE OF GERMANY.

MAGNA CHARTA.-England.

CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES.

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