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Sir Henry Maine: a study in Victorian jurisprudence

Sir Henry Maine: a study in Victorian jurisprudence

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Edition Details

  • Creators or Attribution (Responsibility): Raymond Cocks, Raymond Cocks
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): England
  • Publication Information: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1988
  • Publication Type (Medium): History
  • Material: Internet resource
  • Type: Book, Internet Resource
  • Series title: Cambridge studies in English legal history.
  • Permalink: http://books.lawi.org.uk/sir-henry-maine-a-study-in-victorian-jurisprudence/ (Stable identifier)

Short Description

VII, 221 pages ; 23 cm.

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Useful for students learning an area of law, Sir Henry Maine: a study in Victorian jurisprudence is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Responsable Person: R.C.J. Cocks.
  • Publication Date: 1988
  • Country/State: England
  • Number of Editions: 16 editions
  • First edition Date: 1988
  • Last edition Date: 2004
  • Languages: British English, Italian
  • Library of Congress Code: KD631.M28
  • Dewey Code: 349.41
  • ISBN: 0521353432 9780521353434 9780521524964 0521524962
  • OCLC: 17872044

Publisher Description:

Sir Henry Maine died in 1888 and since then his ideas have been used by lawyers, historians, sociologists and many others. This is the first book to concentrate upon what he said about the law itself, and, as such, it explores the pioneering work Maine did in explaining law not by reference to abstract analysis but by placing it firmly in its social and historical context. Instead of concentrating on concepts such as sovereignty he looked at the realities of law as it was practised by professionals and experienced by laymen. The result was a controversial achievement stressing the reforming duties of jurists and citizens at times of social change. This is neither a conventional biography nor an abstract analysis of Maine's thought, but a demonstration of the contemporary context and significance of his VIews.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. The early thoughts about law
2. Lawyers and Maine's jurisprudence
3. 'Ancient law'
4. After 'ancient law'
5. The decline of a jurist
6. The reception of Maine's jurisprudence
7. Conclusion
Index.

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