The Constitutional History of England

Author: Frederic William Maitland
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
ISBN: 9781584771487
Release Date: 1908
Genre: History

Maitland, Frederic William. The Constitutional History of England. A Course of Lectures Delivered. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1908. xxviii, 547 pp. Reprinted 2001 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 00-068895. ISBN 1-58477-148-8. Cloth. $95. * Although Maitland reportedly never desired these lectures to be published, they have long been regarded by scholars as among the best of introductions to the subject. They cover the period from 1066 to the end of the nineteenth century, but rather than a narrative historical format, focus on describing the work of the constitution during five distinct periods in English history (1307, 1509, 1625, 1702, 1887). The lectures were delivered in the winter of 1887 and spring of 1888, and provide an entry to some of the major concepts he later expounded on in his seminal work written with Sir Frederick Pollock, The History of English Law. This volume was compiled and edited two years after Maitland's death by one of his students, Herbert A.L. Fisher. Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection at New York University (1953) 367.

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.

The History of English Law V2

Author: Frederick Pollock, Sir
Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC
ISBN: 1498164609
Release Date: 2014-08-07

This Is A New Release Of The Original 1895 Edition.

Judges and Judging in the History of the Common Law and Civil Law

Author: Paul Brand
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139505574
Release Date: 2012-01-12
Genre: Law

In this collection of essays, leading legal historians address significant topics in the history of judges and judging, with comparisons not only between British, American and Commonwealth experience, but also with the judiciary in civil law countries. It is not the law itself, but the process of law-making in courts that is the focus of inquiry. Contributors describe and analyse aspects of judicial activity, in the widest possible legal and social contexts, across two millennia. The essays cover English common law, continental customary law and ius commune, and aspects of the common law system in the British Empire. The volume is innovative in its approach to legal history. None of the essays offer straight doctrinal exegesis; none take refuge in old-fashioned judicial biography. The volume is a selection of the best papers from the 18th British Legal History Conference.

God s Peace and King s Peace

Author: Bruce R. O'Brien
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9781512805222
Release Date: 2015-08-12
Genre: History

Sometime before the middle of the twelfth century, an anonymous English writer composed the Leges Edwardi, a treatise purporting to contain the laws that had been in force under the Anglo-Saxon King Edward the Confessor (1042-1066), cousin of William the Conqueror. The laws were said to have been spoken to William shortly after the Conquest by "English nobles who were wise men and learned in their law," recounting "the rules of their laws and customs" for the invading Norman king. When they had finished, the king wondered whether it might not be better for all of them to live under the law of his Viking ancestors; the English, however, protested that they preferred to live by their own preconquest laws. The king acquiesced, and thus, goes the story, were the laws of King Edward the Confessor authorized. Looking through the lens of this important—if spurious—treatise, God's Peace and King's Peace offers the first ground-level view of English law during the century in which the common law was born. Bruce R. O'Brien compares the Leges Edwardi to other memorials of legal policy and practice from before and after 1066, in both Normandy and England, and advances conclusions about the treatises' reliability on specific points of law. He also shows how the Laws of Edward the Confessor, taken as a record of English law at the conquest, came to be used as authoritative evidence behind the Magna Carta that the king was under the law, and how it was eventually declared a notorious forgery by seventeenth-century antiquaries and Enlightenment historians.

An Introduction to the History of the Law of Real Property

Author: Kenelm Edward Digby
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
ISBN: 9781584774952
Release Date: 2015-07-30
Genre: History

Digby, Kenelm Edward, Assisted by William Montagu Harrison. An Introduction to the History of the Law of Real Property with Original Authorities. Fifth Edition. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1897. xiv, 448 pp. Reprint available March, 2005 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN 1-58477-495-9. Cloth. $95. * Reprint of the final (and best edition), which incorporates the research of Pollock and Maitland's History of English Law Before the Time of Edward I. This valuable history is in two parts. The first is an account of Anglo-Saxon land law, the development of feudal tenure and the history of feudalism in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. Special attention is given to the legislation of Edward I. The second part examines the history of uses, wills and conveyances. This fascinating account is further enriched with lengthy excerpts from Bracton, Glanville, the Year Books and the statutes (with translations).

A Concise History of the Common Law

Author: Theodore Frank Thomas Plucknett
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
ISBN: 9781584771371
Release Date: 2001
Genre: History

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.

Origins of the Common Law

Author: Arthur Reed Hogue
ISBN: 0865970548
Release Date: 1986
Genre: Law

Written for the beginning student as well as the experienced scholar, this introductory analysis of the origin and early development or the English common law provides and excellent grounding for the early study of legal history. Between 1154, when Henry II became king, and 1307, when Edward I died, the common law underwent spectacular growth. The author begins with a discussion of the relationship between the early rules of common law and the social order they serve during this period and concludes with an extended commentary on the durability and continued growth of the common law in modern times.

Holmes Pollock Letters

Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674405501
Release Date: 1961
Genre: Law

This fine collection is accompanied by an essay by Sir John Pollock that skillfully places the writers' ideas in the perspective of recent experience. A crucial document for lawyers, the letters are also delightful reading. Clifton Fadiman, in The New Yorker, noted that, taking in âeoequestions of philosophy, history and literature, touchingâe"often wittilyâe"on hundreds of famous personages and appealing, I should think, to anyone interested in the play of two first-rate minds...these volumes recall to us something forgotten these days: the charm...of scholarship when it is the easy tool of men who are more than scholars.âe