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A short history of English law : from the earliest times to the end of the year 1911

A short history of English law : from the earliest times to the end of the year 1911

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Edition Details

  • Creator or Attribution (Responsibility): Edward Jenks
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): England
  • Publication Information: London : Methuen, 1912
  • Publication Type (Medium): History
  • Material: Document, Internet resource
  • Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
  • Other titles: Jenks' short history of English law
  • Series title: Making of modern law.
  • Permalink: http://books.lawi.org.uk/a-short-history-of-english-law-from-the-earliest-times-to-the-end-of-the-year-1911/ (Stable identifier)

Additional Format

Print version: Jenks, Edward, 1861-1939. Short history of English law. London: Methuen, 1912 (DLC) 12016884 (OCoLC)4568544

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1 online resource (XXXV, 396 pages)

Purpose and Intended Audience

Useful for students learning an area of law, A short history of English law : from the earliest times to the end of the year 1911 is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Publisher: Methuen
  • Responsable Person: by Edward Jenks.
  • Publication Date: 1912
  • Country/State: England
  • Number of Editions: 41 editions
  • First edition Date: 1900
  • Last edition Date: 1938
  • General Notes: Reproduction of original from Harvard Law School Library.
  • Languages: English
  • Library of Congress Code: KD532
  • OCLC: 60732893

Main Contents

Period I. Before the Norman conquest. Old English law
Period II. The conquest to the death of Henry III. Sources of the common law
Feudalism and the land law
Improved legal procedure
The law of chattels
Period III. Edward I to the Commonwealth. The triumph of the King's Courts
New interests in land
Rights and methods of alienation
The law of personal property
Contract and tort
Criminal law and procedure
Civil procedure in the later middle ages
Period IV. The Restoration to the present day (1660-1911). Modern authorities and the legal profession
Reform by equity
Changes in land law
New forms of personal property
Contract and tort in modern law
Reform in the criminal law
Modern civil procedure.

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