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Communities and courts in Britain, 1150-1900

Communities and courts in Britain, 1150-1900

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Edition Details

  • Creators or Attribution (Responsibility): C. W. Brooks, Michael Lobban
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): England
  • Publication Information: London ; Rio Grande, Ohio : Hambledon Press, 1997
  • Publication Type (Medium): History
  • Material: Internet resource
  • Type: Book, Internet Resource
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Online version: Communities and courts in Britain, 1150-1900. London ; Rio Grande, Ohio: Hambledon Press, 1997 (OCoLC)605550458

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XXII, 262 pages : ILlustrations, maps ; 24 cm

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Useful for students learning an area of law, Communities and courts in Britain, 1150-1900 is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Responsable Person: edited by Christopher Brooks and Michael Lobban.
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Country/State: England
  • Number of Editions: 8 editions
  • First edition Date: 1997
  • Last edition Date: 1997
  • General Notes: Volume of essays arising from the 12th British Legal History Conference, which was held at Durham Castle on the 19th-22nd July 1995.
  • Languages: British English
  • Library of Congress Code: KD6850
  • Dewey Code: 347.4101
  • ISBN: 1852851511 9781852851514 1852851562 9781852851569
  • OCLC: 37001616

Publisher Description:

The essays in Communities and Courts in Britain, 1150-1900 all reflect the wider concept of legal history – how legal processes fitted into the social and political life of the community and how courts and other legal processes were used by contemporaries. In doing so they aim both to justify the study of legal history in its own right and to show how legal records, including those of a variety of central and local courts, can be used to further our understanding of a wide range of social, commercial, popular and political history.

Main Contents

Litigants and attorneys in King's Bench and common pleas, 1590-1640; interpersonal conflict and social tension – civil litigation in England, 1640-1830; litigation, state and society in England, 1200-1990; the decline and re-creation of the English legal profession in the 18th and 19th centuries; apprenticeship and legal education in the 18th and first half of the 19th centuries; law, lawyers and the social history of England, 1500-1850; the place of Magna Carta and the “ancient constitution” in 16th-century English legal thought; courts, legal discourse, and political consciousness in early 17th-century England.

Table of Contents

Thomas Glyn Watkin The Political Philosophy of the Lord King
Hector L. Macqueen Linguistic Communities in Medieval Scots Law, Penny Tucker London's Courts of Law in the Fifteenth Century: The Litigants' Perspective
Christopher Harrison Manor Courts and the Governance of Tudor England
Martin Ingram Juridical Folklore in England Illustrated by Rough Music, Elizabeth M.E Wells Civil Litigation in the High Court of Admiraly, 1585-95
N.G Jones The Influence of Revenue Considerations upon the Remedial Practice of Chancery in Trust Cases, 1536-1660
Mike Macnair Common Law and Statutory Imitations of Equitable Relief under the Later Stuarts, Lloyd Bonfield Testamentary Causes in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 1660-96
Craig Muldrew Rural Credit, Market Areas and Legal Institutions in the Countryside in England, 1550-1700
WA. Champion Recourse to Law and the Meaning of the Great Litigation Dealine, 1650-1750
Joshua Getzler Judges and Hunters: Law and Economic Conflict in the English Countryside 1800-60
R.W. Ireland Child Death and the Law in Victorian Carmarthenshire
Patrick Polden Judiaal Selkirks: The County CourtJudges and the Press, 1847-80.

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