English common law in the age of Mansfield

English common law in the age of Mansfield

English common law in the age of Mansfield

Law of the United Kingdom and Ireland > England and Wales > From Henry VIII (1547) to ca. 1775

Edition Details

  • Creator or Attribution (Responsibility): James Oldham
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): North Carolina
  • Publication Information: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2004
  • Publication Type (Medium): Electronic books, History, Biography
  • Material: Biography, Document, Internet resource
  • Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
  • Series title: Studies in legal history.
  • Permalink: https://books.lawi.org.uk/english-common-law-in-the-age-of-mansfield/ (Stable identifier)

Additional Format

Print version: Oldham, James. English common law in the age of Mansfield. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, ©2004 (DLC) 2003025859 (OCoLC)53814411

Short Description

1 online resource (XVIII, 426 pages) : ILlustrations.

Purpose and Intended Audience

Useful for students learning an area of law, English common law in the age of Mansfield is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Responsable Person: by James Oldham.
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Copyright Date: 2004
  • Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
  • Country/State: North Carolina
  • Number of Editions: 10 editions
  • First edition Date: 2004
  • Last edition Date: 2004
  • Languages: British English
  • Library of Congress Code: KD612
  • Dewey Code: 340.57094209033
  • ISBN: 0807864005 9780807864005 9780807828694 0807828696 9780807855324 0807855324
  • OCLC: 57706663

Publisher Description:

In the eighteenth century, the English common law courts laid the foundation that continues to support present-day Anglo-American law. Lord Mansfield, Chief Justice of the Court of King’s Bench, 1756-1788, was the dominant judicial force behind these developments. In this abridgment of his two-volume book, The Mansfield Manuscripts and the Growth of English Law in the Eighteenth Century, James Oldham presents the fundamentals of the English common law during this period, with a detailed description of the operational features of the common law courts. This work includes revised and updated versions of the historical and analytical essays that introduced the case transcriptions in the original volumes, with each chapter focusing on a different aspect of the law.
While considerable scholarship has been devoted to the eighteenth-century English criminal trial, little attention has been given to the civil side. This book helps to fill that gap, providing an understanding of the principal body of substantive law with which America’s founding fathers would have been familiar. It is an invaluable reference for practicing lawyers, scholars, and students of Anglo-American legal history.

Main Contents

Mansfield and the Court of King’s bench
Commerce and contract
Crime and tort
Status and property.

Table of Contents

v, contents
Preface 00
Editorial Statement 00
Abbreviations 00
Part I: Mansfield and the Court of King’s Bench
1 Lord Mansfield 000
2 The Court of King’s Bench 000
Part II: Commerce and Contract
3 Contract and Quasi-Contract 000
4 Bankruptcy 000
5 Insurance 000
6 Negotiable Instruments 000
7 Usury 000
8 Prize and Trade 000
9 Intellectual Property 000
Part III: Crime and Tort
10 Libel 000
11 Restrictions on Religious Observance 000
12 Nuisance 000
13 Assault, False Imprisonment, and Offenses against Public Order and Welfare 000
14 Perjury 000
15 Negligence 000
16 Trespass and Trover 000
Part IV: Status and Property
17 Slavery 000
18 Marriage 000
19 Labor and Employment 000
20 Property and Wills 000
Conclusion 000
Appendix: Table of Regnal Years 000
Bibliography 000
Table of Statutes 000
Table of Cases 000
General Index 000
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