A concise history of the common law

A concise history of the common law

A concise history of the common law

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Edition Details

  • Creator or Attribution (Responsibility): Theodore Frank Thomas Plucknett
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): Massachusetts
  • Publication Information: Boston : Little, Brown, 1956
  • Publication Type (Medium): History
  • Type: Book
  • Permalink: https://books.lawi.org.uk/a-concise-history-of-the-common-law/ (Stable identifier)

Additional Format

Online version: Plucknett, Theodore Frank Thomas, 1897-1965. Concise history of the common law. Boston: Little, Brown, 1956 (OCoLC)581030080

Short Description

XXVI, 746, 56 pages ; 26 cm

Purpose and Intended Audience

Useful for students learning an area of law, A concise history of the common law is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Co.
  • Responsable Person: by Theodore F.T. Plucknett.
  • Publication Date: 1956
  • Country/State: Massachusetts
  • Number of Editions: 95 editions
  • First edition Date: 1929
  • Last edition Date: 2010
  • Languages: English, Japanese, Spanish
  • Library of Congress Code: KD671
  • Dewey Code: 347.0942
  • OCLC: 933912

Main Contents

Table of Mediaeval cases
Table of modern cases
Table of laws and statutes
Book One: A general survey of legal history
Part 1: The Crown and state
1. The Anglo-Saxon period: races and religion
2. The Conquest to Henry II: the beginnings of administration
3. The Great Charters: law separates from administration
4. Edward I to Richard II: statutes and social revolution
5. The fifteenth century: the problem of enforcement
6. The Tudors: Renassance, Reformation, and reception
7. The Stuarts: struggle for the supremacy of law
8. The Eighteenth century: industrial revolution
9. The Nineteenth century: liberalism and reform
Part II: The Courts and the profession
1. The Communal Courts
2. Seignorial jurisdiction
3. The Crown and local courts
4. The jury
5. The origins of the Central Courts
6. The eleboration of the judicial system: 1307-1509
7. The Tudors and the Common Law Courts
8. The rise of the Prerogative Courts
9. Prerogative, equity and law under the Stuarts
10. Parliament and the Privy Council
11. The courts in the nineteenth century
12. The legal profession
13. The growth of the judiciary
14. Professional literature
Part III: Some factors in legal history
1. The civil law of Rome
2. The Canon Law of the Church
3. Custom
4. Legislation
5. The principle of precedent
Book Two: Special Part
Part I: Procedure
1. The forms of action
2. Civil procedure
3. Pleading
Part II: Crime and tort
1. Criminal procedure
2. The felonies
3. Misdemeanours, trespass and tort
4. Liability, civil and criminal
5. Defamation
Part III: Real property
1. Feudalism
2. Feudalism in England
3. Inheritance and alienability
4. Tenures and incidents
5. The rise of the entail
6. The common law estates down to 1540
7. Uses and the statutes
8. The later law of real property
9. The mortgage
10. Conveyances
Part IV : Contract
1. Origins
2. The fourteenth century
3. Assumpsit to Slade’s case
4. Contract after Slade’s case
5. Law merchant and admiralty
Part V: Equity
1. The early history of equity
2. The formative period
3. The work of the Chancellors
Part VI: Succession
1. Inheritance
2. Intestacy
3. Wills

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