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.

The Collected Papers of Frederic William Maitland

Author: Frederic William Maitland
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107642942
Release Date: 2013-10-31
Genre: Law

Originally published in 1911, this book forms one of three volumes of the collected papers of legal historian Frederic William Maitland. The texts cover a broad range of areas, with some philosophical and biographical subject matter, but for the most part they relate to the spheres of legal and social history.

On the History of International Law and International Organization

Author: Paul Vinogradoff
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
ISBN: 9781584779537
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Butler, William E., Editor. On the History of International Law and International Organization: Collected Papers of Sir Paul Vinogradoff. Edited and with introductory and other materials by William E. Butler, John Edward Fowler Distinguished Professor of Law, Dickinson School of Law, Pennsylvania State University. Clark: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. 2009. ISBN-13: 978-1-58477-953-7. ISBN-10: 1-58477-953-5. Hardcover with dust jacket. $95.

A Simple Common Lawyer

Author: David Dyzenhaus
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781847314932
Release Date: 2009-02-05
Genre: Law

Michael Taggart was the Alexander Turner Professor of Law in the University of Auckland, New Zealand until his retirement in 2008. He has worked extensively on public law, in particular administrative law, privatisation and the public/private law divide as well as on legal history. He has visited and taught at the Universities of Melbourne, New South Wales, Toronto, Cambridge, Paris II, Victoria at Wellington, Saskatchewan, Western Ontario, Queen's University at Kingston and Osgoode Hall Law School. This book of essays, dedicated to him by a group of his friends including academic colleagues, practitioners and judges, marks his enormous contribution to the common law.

Why the History of English Law Has Not Been Finished

Author: John Hamilton Baker
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521663970
Release Date: 1999-06-03
Genre: Law

Revisiting Maitland's celebrated inaugural lecture, Professor Baker suggests that English legal history cannot be properly written until the original sources have been found and made accessible. He raises questions about the relationship between the sources that legal historians use and their fundamental assumptions. He challenges the assumption that English lawyers have always given the same weight to judicial decision-making as they do today, an assumption that leads to a history based heavily on case-law rather than a perception of the law as a body of shared learning and practical experience.

Philosophical Troubles

Author: Saul A. Kripke
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199912179
Release Date: 2011-11-10
Genre: Philosophy

This important new book is the first of a series of volumes collecting the essential articles by the eminent and highly influential philosopher Saul A. Kripke. It presents a mixture of published and unpublished articles from various stages of Kripke's storied career. Included here are seminal and much discussed pieces such as "Identity and Necessity", "Outline of a Theory of Truth", "Speaker's Reference and Semantic Reference", and "A Puzzle About Belief." More recent published articles include "Russell's Notion of Scope" and "Frege's Theory of Sense and Reference" among others. Several articles are published here for the first time, including both older works ("Two Paradoxes of Knowledge", "Vacuous Names and Fictional Entities", "Nozick on Knowledge") as well as newer ("The First Person" and "Unrestricted Exportation"). "A Puzzle on Time and Thought" was written expressly for this volume. Publication of this volume -- which ranges over epistemology, linguistics, pragmatics, philosophy of language, history of analytic philosophy, theory of truth, and metaphysics -- represents a major event in contemporary analytic philosophy. It will be of great interest to the many who are interested in the work of one its greatest living figures.

Aliens in Medieval Law

Author: Keechang Kim
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521800854
Release Date: 2000-12-07
Genre: History

Originally published in 2000, this original reinterpretation of the legal status of foreigners in medieval England boldly rejects the canonical view which has for centuries dominated the imagination of historians and laymen alike. Keechang Kim proposes an understanding of the genesis of the modern legal regime and the important distinction between citizens and non-citizens. Making full use of medieval and early modern sources, Kim offers a compelling argument that the late medieval changes in legal treatment of foreigners are vital to an understanding of the shift of focus from status to the State, and that the historical foundation of the modern state system should be sought in this shift of outlook. The book contains a re-evaluation of the legal aspects of feudalism, examining, in particular, how the feudal legal arguments were transformed by the political theology of the Middle Ages to become the basis of the modern legal outlook.

Professors of the Law

Author: David Lemmings
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191542718
Release Date: 2000-05-11
Genre: History

What happened to the culture of common law and English barristers in the long eighteenth century? In this wide-ranging sequel to Gentlemen and Barristers: The Inns of Court and the English Bar, 1680-1730, David Lemmings not only anatomizes the barristers and their world; he also explores the popular reputation and self-image of the law and lawyers in the context of declining popular participation in litigation, increased parliamentary legislation, and the growth of the imperial state. He shows how the bar survived and prospered in a century of low recruitment and declining work, but failed to fulfil the expectations of an age of Enlightenment and Reform. By contrast with the important role played by the common law, and lawyers, in seventeenth-century England and in colonial America, it appears that the culture and services of the barristers became marginalized as the courts concentrated on elite clients, and parliament became the primary point of contact between government and population. In his conclusion the author suggests that the failure of the bar and the judiciary to follow Blackstones mid-century recommendations for reforming legal culture and delivering the Englishmans birthrights significantly assisted the growth of parliamentary absolutism in government.