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.

Law and Authority in British Legal History 1200 1900

Author: Mark Godfrey
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781316483381
Release Date: 2016-04-07
Genre: History

By presenting original research into British legal history, this volume emphasises the historical shaping of the law by ideas of authority. The essays offer perspectives upon the way that ideas of authority underpinned the conceptualisation and interpretation of legal sources over time and became embedded in legal institutions. The contributors explore the basis of the authority of particular sources of law, such as legislation or court judgments, and highlight how this was affected by shifting ideas relating to concepts of sovereignty, religion, political legitimacy, the nature of law, equity and judicial interpretation. The analysis also encompasses ideas of authority which influenced the development of courts, remedies and jurisdictions, international aspects of legal authority when questions of foreign law or jurisdiction arose in British courts, the wider authority of systems of legal ideas such as natural law, the authority of legal treatises, and the relationship between history, law and legal thought.

Law s History

Author: David M. Rabban
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521761918
Release Date: 2012-11-30
Genre: History

This is a study of the central role of history in late-nineteenth century American legal thought. In the decades following the Civil War, the founding generation of professional legal scholars in the United States drew from the evolutionary social thought that pervaded Western intellectual life on both sides of the Atlantic. Their historical analysis of law as an inductive science rejected deductive theories and supported moderate legal reform, conclusions that challenge conventional accounts of legal formalism Unprecedented in its coverage and its innovative conclusions about major American legal thinkers from the Civil War to the present, the book combines transatlantic intellectual history, legal history, the history of legal thought, historiography, jurisprudence, constitutional theory, and the history of higher education.

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.

The Reinvention of Magna Carta 1216 1616

Author: John Baker
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781316949733
Release Date: 2017-01-26
Genre: Law

This new account of the influence of Magna Carta on the development of English public law is based largely on unpublished manuscripts. The story was discontinuous. Between the fourteenth and sixteenth centuries the charter was practically a spent force. Late-medieval law lectures gave no hint of its later importance, and even in the 1550s a commentary on Magna Carta by William Fleetwood was still cast in the late-medieval mould. Constitutional issues rarely surfaced in the courts. But a new impetus was given to chapter 29 in 1581 by the 'Puritan' barrister Robert Snagge, and by the speeches and tracts of his colleagues, and by 1587 it was being exploited by lawyers in a variety of contexts. Edward Coke seized on the new learning at once. He made extensive claims for chapter 29 while at the bar, linking it with habeas corpus, and then as a judge (1606–16) he deployed it with effect in challenging encroachments on the common law. The book ends in 1616 with the lectures of Francis Ashley, summarising the new learning, and (a few weeks later) Coke's dismissal for defending too vigorously the liberty of the subject under 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.

The Historians of Anglo American Law

Author: Sir William Searle Holdsworth
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780963010698
Release Date: 1928
Genre: Law

Holdsworth, W.S. The Historians of Anglo-American Law. New York: Columbia University Press, 1928. 175 pp. Reprinted 1994 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN 0-9630106-9-7. Cloth. $50. * In chronological order, beginning with Coke and Selden, Holdsworth surveys the work of the great practitioners of Anglo-American legal history. No one interested in the growth of Anglo-American law can fail to read with pleasure and profit this stimulating treatment of the development of legal history.

Law in the City

Author: A. D. E. Lewis
Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd
ISBN: 1846820383
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Law

The essays collected in this volume illuminate a rich variety of important legal historical topics, using a range of methods. In keeping with the traditions of the British Legal History Conference, the biennial showcase for general British legal history, contributors to the conference ranged widely within and without the overall theme; the volume of proceedings collects and publishes some of the best papers. Contributors include: Isabella Alexander (Robinson, Cambridge), Paul Brand (All Souls, Oxford), Andrea Bryan Jarman (U Westminster), Lorie Charlesworth (Liverpool John Moores U), Carla Crifò (U Leicester), Dirk Heirbaut (Ghent U), N.G. Jones (Magdalene, Cambridge), Andrew Lewis (UCL), Paul Mitchell (Kingâ??s College London), Ruth Paley (History of Parliament), Jonathan Rose (Arizona State U), Marcel Senn (U Zürich), Chantal Stebbings (U Exeter), Warren Swain (U Durham), Penny Tucker, Sarah Tullis (St Hughâ??s College, Oxford), Stephen Waddams (U Toronto), Samantha Worby.