Studies on Legal Relations between the Ottoman Empire/the Republic of Turkey and Hungary, Cyprus, and Macedonia
Selected Essays in Hungarian, English, German, and Turkish
edited by Kinga Hazai
Klaus Schwarz Verlag
Language: German, English, Türkisch, Hungarian
1. Edition (2017)
Hardcover, 240 pages
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With a foreword by Kinga Hazai; a postface by János Hóvári and a devotement by György Hazai.
Prof. Gábor Hamza, through his Studies of Civil (Roman) law, EU law, Comparative law and Eastern European legal systems, contributes immeasurably to the understanding of the history of civil law, the different codification processes and its cross-border influence. Comparative legal studies, such as his, are not only invaluable for fathoming the various ways in which society can exist, but also pave the way for future legal experts to one day achieve the long desired co-existence and mutual respect between differencing cultures and religions.
Cultural and religious diversity is a safeguard against the so called »clash of civilizations«, which seems to be such a problem nowadays. A settled, law-abiding population in every multi-ethnic country undermines the view that a place »belongs« to just one faith or culture. The first step however is to understand the roots of our diversity, upon which the foundations of society and its legal system rest.
The anthology of Prof. Gábor Hamza gives us a little glance at this kind of comparative analysis, and enables the understanding of how Western European legal development has influenced the legislation of the Ottoman Empire and nearby territories such as Cyprus and Macedonia. The author also introduces us to the exceptional oeuvre of András Bertalan Schwarz, another remarkable specialist in Turkish – Hungarian legal relationship.