Inherited Wealth (Paperback)

Author: Beckert, Jens

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"This excellent book is the first major comparative exploration of inheritance law as it pertains to the social sciences that I know of. Marked throughout by the author''s erudition on the subject, its analysis is framed in sociological terms, but the main chapters can be read without any knowledge of sociology. Indeed, they contain much that will prove extremely useful for historians, political scientists, economists, and others, and which is hard to find elsewhere."--Richard Swedberg, Cornell University

""Inherited Wealth" is a fine piece of scholarship, worth reading from beginning to end. We learn much in this book. First and foremost, we learn the guiding principles of inheritance law in three very influential countries. In a highly readable manner, Jens Beckert presents a very complex topic that has, until now, been accessible only to legal scholars."--Juan Dez Medrano, Universidad de Barcelona and Institut Barcelona d''Estudis Internacionals (IBEI)

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Publisher Princeton Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780691134512
SKU 204688866
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0691134510
Release Date 11/1/2007
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0382
Publisher Princeton University Press
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