A Sketch of English Legal History

Author: Frederic William Maitland
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
ISBN: 9781886363502
Release Date: 2010-05-01
Genre: History

Maitland, Frederic William and Francis C. Montague. A Sketch of English Legal History. Edited with Notes and Appendices by James F. Colby. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1915. x, 234pp. Reprinted 1998 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 98-11337. ISBN 1-886363-50-1. Cloth. $50. * In this work Professor Colby has gathered, annotated and arranged into a sequential history of English law numerous essays by Maitland and Montague.

A Sketch of English Legal History

Author: Maitland Frederic William
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC
ISBN: 1113469676
Release Date: 2009-08
Genre: History

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Author: Frederic William Maitland
Publisher:
ISBN: 1293940852
Release Date: 2015-02-08
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An Introduction to English Legal History

Author: John Hamilton Baker
Publisher: Lexis Pub
ISBN: 0406531013
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Law

A brief history of the principal English institutions and doctrines. Topics examined include law and custom in early Britain, the origins of common law, the judiciary and various courts, trial by jury, laws affecting property, and laws concerning marriage and divorce, nuisance, tort and defamation.

Baker and Milsom Sources of English Legal History

Author: John Hamilton Baker
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199546800
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Law

This is a comprehensively revised and updated second edition of the definitive source book on the development of private law in England. The sources are all translated into modern English, making the book an ideal resource for students studying the history of the common law. The new edition features several previously unpublished texts.

Essays in Law and History

Author: Sir William Searle Holdsworth
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
ISBN: 9781886363137
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Law

Holdsworth, William S. Essays in Law and History. Edited by A.L. Goodhart and H.G. Hanbury. Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, 1946. xv, 302 pp. Reprinted 1995 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 99-047234. ISBN 1-886363-13-7. Cloth. $75. * This volume collects seventeen essays the great legal scholar wrote over the course of his very prolific career. Topics chosen include martial law, the English constitution, case law, equity, trusts, libel, law reporting in the nineteenth- and twentieth-centuries, contract and land law, among others. "The constitutional historian, the international lawyer, the real property expert, the common law practitioner, the civilian and even the general reader will each find something to his address. It is a book to browse and enjoy at leisure.": Law Quarterly Review 64:120-2. The book concludes with a table of cases and name and general indexes.

The Forms of Action at Common Law

Author: Frederic William Maitland
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521091853
Release Date: 1936-01-03
Genre: Law

This study looks at the forms of action and how they are a part of the structure upon which rests the whole common law of England.

The Medieval Origins of the Legal Profession

Author: James A. Brundage
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226077616
Release Date: 2008-11-15
Genre: Law

In the aftermath of sixth-century barbarian invasions, the legal profession that had grown and flourished during the Roman Empire vanished. Nonetheless, professional lawyers suddenly reappeared in Western Europe seven hundred years later during the 1230s when church councils and public authorities began to impose a body of ethical obligations on those who practiced law. James Brundage’s The Medieval Origins of the Legal Profession traces the history of legal practice from its genesis in ancient Rome to its rebirth in the early Middle Ages and eventual resurgence in the courts of the medieval church. By the end of the eleventh century, Brundage argues, renewed interest in Roman law combined with the rise of canon law of the Western church to trigger a series of consolidations in the profession. New legal procedures emerged, and formal training for proctors and advocates became necessary in order to practice law in the reorganized church courts. Brundage demonstrates that many features that characterize legal advocacy today were already in place by 1250, as lawyers trained in Roman and canon law became professionals in every sense of the term. A sweeping examination of the centuries-long power struggle between local courts and the Christian church, secular rule and religious edict, The Medieval Origins of the Legal Profession will be a resource for the professional and the student alike.

Collected Papers on English Legal History

Author: John Baker
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781316102190
Release Date: 2013-10-31
Genre: History

Over the last forty years, Sir John Baker has written on most aspects of English legal history, and this collection of his writings includes many papers that have been widely cited. Providing points of reference and foundations for further research, the papers cover the legal profession, the inns of court and chancery, legal education, legal institutions, legal literature, legal antiquities, public law and individual liberty, criminal justice, private law (including contract, tort and restitution) and legal history in general. An introduction traces the development of some of the research represented by the papers, and cross-references and new endnotes have been added. A full bibliography of the author's works is also included.

A Historical Sketch of Liberty and Equality

Author: Frederic William Maitland
Publisher:
ISBN: UVA:X004552867
Release Date: 2000
Genre: History

A Historical Sketch of Liberty and Equality is a window to one of the most important historians of all time. This exclusive Liberty Fund edition of F. W. Maitland's classic includes a note on Maitland by Charles Haskins, and a general account of Maitland's life and work, "The Historical Spirit Incarnate: Frederic William Maitland," by Robert Schuyler. A historian's historian, F. W. Maitland was never to be caught indulging in fanciful speculation about times long past. Rather, he said, "We shall have to think away distinctions which seem to us as clear as the sunshine; we must think ourselves back into a twilight." To achieve this discipline, Maitland chose his tools of historical analysis with a lawyer's care. For example, to decipher works of medieval law written in Anglo-French patois, he became "grammarian, orthographer, and phoneticist." Thus did none other than Lord Acton declare Maitland to be "the ablest historian in England." In 1875, at only twenty-five years of age, Maitland, in pursuit of a fellowship in Cambridge University, submitted a remarkable work entitled "A Historical Sketch of Liberty and Equality as Ideals of English Political History from the Time of Hobbes to the Time of Coleridge." F. W. Maitland (1850–1906) was the Downing Professor of the Laws of England at the University of Cambridge and an unparalleled scholar of medieval law.

Equity

Author: F. W. Maitland
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521176506
Release Date: 2011-03-03
Genre: Law

The lectures given in Cambridge between 1888 and 1906 by the Downing Professor of the Laws of England, F. W. Maitland.