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A Concise History of the Common Law

A Concise History of the Common Law

  • Author: Theodore Frank Thomas Plucknett
  • Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1584771372
  • Category: History
  • Page: 802
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Plucknett, Theodore F.T. A Concise History of the Common Law. Fifth Edition. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1956. Reprinted 2001 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 00-067821. ISBN 1-58477-137-2. Cloth. $125. * "Professor Plucknett has such a solid reputation on both sides of the Atlantic that one expects from his pen only what is scholarly and accurate...Nor is the expectation likely to be disappointed in this book. Plucknett's book is not...a mere epitome of what is to be found elsewhere. He has explored on his own account many regions of legal history and, even where the ground has been already quartered, he has fresh methods of mapping it. The title which he has chosen is, in view of the contents of the volume, rather a narrow one. It might equally well have been A Concise History of English Law...In conjunction with Readings on the History and System of the Common Law by Dean Pound...this book will give an excellent grounding to the student of English legal history." Percy H. Winfield. Harv. L. Rev. 43:339-340.

A Concise History of the French Revolution

A Concise History of the French Revolution

  • Author: Sylvia Neely
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780742534117
  • Category: History
  • Page: 287
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This concise yet rich introduction to the French Revolution explores the origins, development, and eventual decline of a movement that defines France to this day. Through an accessible chronological narrative, Sylvia Neely explains the complex events, conflicting groups, and rapid changes that characterized this critical period in French history. She traces the fundamental transformations in government and society that forced the French to come up with new ways of thinking about their place in the world, ultimately leading to liberalism, conservatism, terrorism, and modern nationalism. Throughout, the author focuses on the essential political events that propelled the Revolution, at the same time deftly interweaving the intellectual, social, diplomatic, military, and cultural history of the time. Neely explains how the difficult choices made by the royal government and the revolutionaries alike not only brought on the collapse of the Old Regime but moved the nation into increasingly radical policies, to the Terror, and finally to the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte. Written with clarity and nuance, this work offers a deeply knowledgeable understanding of the political possibilities available at any given moment in the course of the Revolution, placing them in a broad social context. All readers interested in France and revolutionary history will find this an engaging and rewarding read.

History of the Common Law

History of the Common Law

The Development of Anglo-American Legal Institutions

  • Author: John H. Langbein,Renée Lettow Lerner,Bruce P. Smith
  • Publisher: Aspen Publishers
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 1141
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This introductory text explores the historical origins of the main legal institutions that came to characterize the Anglo-American legal tradition, and to distinguish it from European legal systems. The book contains both text and extracts from historical sources and literature. The book is published in color, and contains over 250 illustrations, many in color, including medieval illuminated manuscripts, paintings, books and manuscripts, caricatures, and photographs. Two great themes dominate the book: (1) the origins, development, and pervasive influence of the jury system and judge/jury relations across eight centuries of Anglo-American civil and criminal justice; and (2) the law/equity division, from the emergence of the Court of Chancery in the fourteenth century down through equity's conquest of common law in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The chapters on criminal justice explore the history of pretrial investigation, policing, trial, and sentencing, as well as the movement in modern times to nonjury resolution through plea bargaining. Considerable attention is devoted to distinctively American developments, such as the elective bench, and the influence of race relations on the law of criminal procedure. Other major subjects of this book include the development of the legal profession, from the serjeants, barristers, and attorneys of medieval times down to the transnational megafirms of twenty-first century practice; the literature of the law, especially law reports and treatises, from the Year Books and Bracton down to the American state reports and today's electronic services; and legal education, from the founding of the Inns of Court to the emergence and growth of university law schools in the United States. History of the Common Law offers: dynamic teaching materials that include primary sources, scholarship, summaries, notes, and questions judiciously selected and edited sources over 250 illustrations--many in full color "Living Law "units that connect legal-historical developments to modern law an illustrated timeline that highlights key dates a comprehensive Teacher's Manual, with suggestions for using the book in a two- or three-credit course Vivid writing, engaging source materials, and lavish illustrations breathe life into nearly 1,000 years of Anglo-American legal history. Concise summaries, manageable extracts, clear organization, and a detailed Teacher's Manual consistently support your teaching. *Teacher's Manuals are a professional courtesy offered to professors only. For more information or to request a copy, please contact Aspen Publishers at 800-950-5259 or [email protected]

A Concise History of Britain, 1707-1975

A Concise History of Britain, 1707-1975

  • Author: W. A. Speck
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521367028
  • Category: History
  • Page: 210
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Looks at the people and events that shaped British history

English Common Law in the Age of Mansfield

English Common Law in the Age of Mansfield

  • Author: James Oldham
  • Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
  • ISBN: 0807864005
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 448
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In the eighteenth century, the English common law courts laid the foundation that continues to support present-day Anglo-American law. Lord Mansfield, Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench, 1756-1788, was the dominant judicial force behind these developments. In this abridgment of his two-volume book, The Mansfield Manuscripts and the Growth of English Law in the Eighteenth Century, James Oldham presents the fundamentals of the English common law during this period, with a detailed description of the operational features of the common law courts. This work includes revised and updated versions of the historical and analytical essays that introduced the case transcriptions in the original volumes, with each chapter focusing on a different aspect of the law. While considerable scholarship has been devoted to the eighteenth-century English criminal trial, little attention has been given to the civil side. This book helps to fill that gap, providing an understanding of the principal body of substantive law with which America's founding fathers would have been familiar. It is an invaluable reference for practicing lawyers, scholars, and students of Anglo-American legal history.

A Concise History of Euthanasia

A Concise History of Euthanasia

Life, Death, God, and Medicine

  • Author: Ian Dowbiggin
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780742531116
  • Category: History
  • Page: 163
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Traces the controversial history of euthanasia, examining evolving opinions about what constitutes a good death and taking issue with the right-to-die movement over the question of legalizing assisted suicide.

Legal Traditions of the World

Legal Traditions of the World

Sustainable Diversity in Law

  • Author: H. Patrick Glenn
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 0199580804
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 418
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A Global Encyclopedia of Historical Writing

A Global Encyclopedia of Historical Writing

  • Author: D.R. Woolf
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134819986
  • Category: History
  • Page: 1096
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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

An Historical Introduction to the Land Law

An Historical Introduction to the Land Law

  • Author: Sir William Searle Holdsworth
  • Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 158477262X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 339
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Holdsworth, Sir William. An Historical Introduction to the Land Law. London: Oxford University Press, 1927. xxiv, 339 pp. Reprinted 2004 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 2002025949. ISBN 1-58477-262-X. Cloth. $95. * Sir William Holdsworth [1871-1944] was one of the most distinguished historians of English common law. Written to provide students of Real Property with a concise history of the field, Holdsworth believed this knowledge necessary as contemporary land law was difficult to understand without an understanding of its roots. Fifoot commends this book in his English Law and its Background for its history of the rules against perpetuities (121). The Law Quarterly Review noted that "every beginner will certainly have to read [this] book before he reads anything else" (44:105). Both sources cited in Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection at New York University (1953) 773.

The Sale of Goods

The Sale of Goods

  • Author: Michael G. Bridge
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 0198765355
  • Category: Sales
  • Page: 614
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This book is a systematic analysis of the modern English law of domestic sale of goods, covering in detail the following aspects of sale of goods contracts: * formation and definitions * passing of property and risk * mistake and frustration * contents of the contract and implied terms * delivery and payment * termination for breach * exclusion clauses * remedies and transfer of title. Full treatment is given to proprietary matters and the significant reforms which have taken place in recent years including the Sale and Supply of Goods Act 1994, and the Sale of Goods (Amendment) Act 1995. The general law of contract is dealt with as it affects the special contract of sale, but export sales materials are treated only to the extent that they illustrate delivery and payment. The paperback edition also includes a new preface designed for the student reader, covering recent developments in the sale of goods. This thorough and comprehensive book will be a valuable resource for students of commercial law as well as academics and practitioners working in the area.