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Marriage and Divorce Laws of the World by Hyacinthe Ringrose is a comprehensive and indispensable resource for anyone seeking a thorough understanding of the legal aspects surrounding marriage and divorce across the globe. This book acts as an invaluable guide, enlightening readers about the diverse perspectives and regulations that different countries have adopted pertaining to these important life events.

Ringrose meticulously examines the legal frameworks in various countries, skillfully providing a deep insight into their historical context, cultural influences, and societal values that have shaped their marriage and divorce laws. This approach not only facilitates a comprehensive understanding of the subject matter but also highlights the profound impact of cultural diversity on legal systems worldwide.

One of the book's greatest strengths lies in its organization and structure. Ringrose masterfully organizes the content, enabling readers to easily navigate a vast array of information. Each country's legal system is explored individually, including legislation, customary practices, and legal precedents, creating a comprehensive overview of marriage and divorce laws in each jurisdiction. Furthermore, the author skillfully presents the similarities and disparities between different legal systems, allowing readers to observe patterns and contrasts across countries.

In addition to its depth and organization, the book showcases an impressive level of research and scholarship. Ringrose's work is meticulous and well-documented, drawing from an extensive range of international legal sources, publications, and case studies. This not only ensures the accuracy of the information provided but also enhances its credibility, making this book an authoritative reference for legal professionals, scholars, and anyone else interested in the subject matter.

Moreover, Ringrose's writing style is clear and concise, making complex legal concepts accessible to a wide range of readers. Despite dealing with intricate legal details, the author avoids technical jargon and presents the information in a manner that is both informative and engaging. This makes the book highly accessible to readers with varying levels of legal knowledge, thereby widening its potential audience.

However, it is important to note that the book primarily focuses on the legal aspects of marriage and divorce, thus excluding in-depth discussions of cultural, sociological, and psychological factors that influence these institutions. While this limitation is understandable given the book's specific focus, individuals seeking a broader exploration of these topics may find that they need to supplement their reading with additional resources.

In conclusion, Marriage and Divorce Laws of the World by Hyacinthe Ringrose is an exceptional reference book that meticulously explores the legal frameworks surrounding marriage and divorce in various countries. Its thoroughness, clear organization, extensive research, and accessible writing style make it an excellent resource for legal practitioners, researchers, students, and anyone interested in gaining a comprehensive understanding of global marriage and divorce laws.

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Marriage and Divorce Laws of the World

Edited by

HYACINTHE RINGROSE, D. C. L. Author of "The Inns of Court"

"Marriage is the mother of the world, and preserves kingdoms, and fills cities, and churches, and heaven itself." Jeremy Taylor


Copyright, 1911, by HYACINTHE RINGROSE All rights reserved


The purpose of this volume is to furnish to the lawyer, legislator, sociologist and student a working summary of the marriage and divorce laws of the principal countries of the world.

There are no geographical boundaries to virtue, wisdom and justice, and no country has as yet monopolized all that is best in creation. The mightiest of the nations lacks something which is possessed by the weakest; and there is no branch of comparative jurisprudence of more general consequence than that treating of marriage, which is the keystone of civilization.

By "civilization" we do not mean community life according to the standard of a single individual or nation, but in its broader and better sense, meaning the civil organization of any large group of human beings.

This book is not a brief in favour of, or against, any particular social system or legal code, nor has it a mission to assist in the reformation of any country's marriage and divorce law... Continue reading book >>

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