This book brings together two scholarly traditions: experts in Roman, Jewish and Islamic law, an area where scholars tend to be familiar with work in each area, and experts in the legal traditions of South and East Asia, which have tended to be less interdisciplinary. The resulting mix produces new ways of looking at comparative law and legal history from a global perspective, and these essays contribute both to our understanding of comparative religion as well as comparative law.
Andrew Huxley was a barrister in the London criminal courts for some years. He has taught law at Oxford, Barbados and Hong Kong and, since 1984, at SOAS, London. He writes on the laws of Southeast Asia, on Buddhism and on the legal mechanism of globalization,