This book focuses on medieval legal history. The essays discuss the birth of the Common Law, the interaction between systems of law, the evolution of the legal profession, and the operation and procedures of the Common Law in England. All these factors will ensure a warm reception of the volume by a broad range of readers.
Author: Javier Martínez-Torrón
Publisher: Duncker & Humblot
Release Date: 1998-01-01
Hauptbeschreibung In the book at issue, the author endeavors to demonstrate a fact that has often been neglected by many Anglo-American legal historians: the Anglo-American legal tradition has more elements in common with Continental law than is frequently believed (Continent = European; continental law and doctrine: see also ""ius commune, ius utrumque""). The ""insularity"" of English law has never been complete. The learned laws, and particularly the canon law, have also played a very significant role in the historical evolution of English law. The formative process of the common.
Author: John Cairns
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date: 2001-01-19
This important collection of essays is at the cutting edge of contemporary research on Roman law, comparative law, and legal history. The international and distinguished group of authors address some of the most lively contemporary problems in their respective fields, and provide new perspectives and insights in a wide range of areas. With a firm focus on texts and contexts, the papers come together to provide a coherent volume dedicated to one of the greatest contemporary Romanists, legal historians and comparative lawyers. The book covers Professor Watson's main fields of interest in a clear and accessible form, while also making available the scholarship of some individuals who do not normally publish in English. This fully-indexed volume will be of interest to all scholars and students of Roman law, ancient Jewish and Chinese law, legal history and comparative law, and will be useful for teaching and research in these fields.
Author: Paul Vinogradoff
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
Release Date: 1913
Vinogradoff, Paul, editor. Essays in Legal History Read Before the International Congress of Historical Studies Held in London in 1913. London: Oxford University Press, 1913. viii, 396 pp. Reprinted 2004 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN 1-58477-351-0. Cloth. $85. * Complete text of papers read at the International Congress, in their native tongue, edited by Paul Vinogradoff, who presided over the section. The collection of 20 includes essays given by Gierke, Hazeltine, and Huebner, as well as "The Numismatic Illustrations of the History of Roman Law" by E. C. Clark, "The Transformation of Equity" by Sir Frederick Pollock, "The Influence of Coke on the Development of English Law" by W.S. Holdsworth, and "La Maxime Princeps Legibus Solutus est dans l'ancien Droit public francais" by E. Esmein.
Author: Roscoe Pound
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2013-10-17
Nathan Roscoe Pound (1870-1964) was an American legal scholar and jurist who held the position of Dean of Harvard Law School from 1916 to 1936. Originally published in 1923, this book presents a critical history of various aspects of juristic thought as it developed in England and other countries. The text was based upon a series of lectures delivered by Pound at Trinity College, Cambridge during the Lent Term of 1922. Detailed notes are included in the main body of the text. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Pound and perspectives on legal history.
Author: John Hamilton Baker
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 1999-06-03
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.
Author: James Bryce
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
Release Date: 2017
This volume contains a collection of studies composed at different times over a long series of years. It treats of diverse topics: yet through many of them there runs a common thread, that of a comparison between the history and law of Rome and the history and law of England. The author has handled this comparison from several points of view, applying it in one essay to the growth of the Roman and British Empires, in another to the extension over the world of their respective legal systems, in another to their Constitutions, in others to their legislation, in another to an important branch of their private civil law. The topic is one profitable to a student of the history of either nation; and it has not been largely treated by any writers before Bryce, as indeed few historians touch upon the legal aspects of history. This is volume two out of two.
Author: R. H. Helmholz
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2001-08-16
This study addresses the ius commune's relation to and influence on English law. Helmholz aims to fill in some of the gaps in scholarship on the common legal past of Western law, the history of the Roman and canon laws, the history of the ecclesiastical courts, parallels between the ius commune and English common law, and English church history.