Book Reviews

To Joseph Story goes the credit of having introduced to American and to English law that field which he, following Ulric Huber, denominated the conflict of laws. It should not, however, be forgotten that behind Story lay at least six centuries of continental criticism upon which he drew for his materials. And it should be of peculiar interest to those trained in the Common Law to have pointed out the extent to which this most controversial of subjects was from the outset influenced by the practice of the courts. In the present monograph, originally written in celebration of the seventy years jubilee of the” dean of Dutch legal historians, Professor S. J. Fockema Andreae, Professor Meijers has contributed an important -chapter in this development, which loses none of its interest by the fact that it is based primarily upon the decisions of French and Flemish feudal courts during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.