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Saxon and medieval antecedents of the English common law

Saxon and medieval antecedents of the English common law

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Edition Details

  • Creator or Attribution (Responsibility): Kurt von S. Kynell
  • Language: English
  • Publication Information: Lewiston, N.Y. : E. Mellen Press, ©2000
  • Publication Type (Medium): History
  • Type: Book
  • Series title: Studies in British history, v. 59.
  • Permalink: http://books.lawi.org.uk/saxon-and-medieval-antecedents-of-the-english-common-law/ (Stable identifier)

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XI, 250 pages ; 24 cm.

Purpose and Intended Audience

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

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Bibliographic information

  • Publisher: E. Mellen Press
  • Responsable Person: Kurt von S. Kynell.
  • Number of Editions: 6 editions
  • First edition Date: 2000
  • Last edition Date: 2000
  • Languages: English
  • Awards: Winner of Adele Mellen Prize for Outstanding Scholarship 1999.
  • Library of Congress Code: KD554
  • ISBN: 0773478736 9780773478732 0889464502 9780889464506
  • OCLC: 42603216

Main Contents

Anglo-Saxon legal precedents : the problems of language and custom from King Alfred's time
The Norman conquest and Saxon law : abrupt change or assimilation?
Clerical v. secular law and the problem of jurisdiction : knights and priests from Wiliam Rufus to Stephen
Jurisprudential watershed : the reign of Henry II and the revolution in writs
Richard, John, Crusaders and Irish law : fait accompli legatus
Judicial craftsmanship from Glanville to Bracton : sheriffs, judges, and lawyers
Henry III, the writ of trespass, and the impact of the Templars
Cathedrals and construction : oligato quasi ex contractu
Edward I and quo warranto : English and French law
Nullus justitio omnibus : the dreadful century
Mediavalism to modern state : ad VItam aut culpam
Tudors to Stuarts : Lord Coke and the law
Conclusion: Common law legacies : Blackstone and Holmes.

Summary Note

This volume provides an interdisciplinary approach to legal history, utilizing law, linguistics, cultural anthropology and social history to document and analyze the slow but steady growth of the English common law from Anglo-Saxon times to the 19th century.

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