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The history of English law before the time of Edward I,

The history of English law before the time of Edward I

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Edition Details

  • Creators or Attribution (Responsibility): Frederick Pollock, Frederic William Maitland
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): England
  • Publication Information: London, Cambridge U.P., 1968
  • Publication Type (Medium): History
  • Material: Internet resource
  • Type: Book, Internet Resource
  • Permalink: http://books.lawi.org.uk/the-history-of-english-law-before-the-time-of-edward-i/ (Stable identifier)

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2 volumes 24 cm

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Useful for students learning an area of law, The history of English law before the time of Edward I, is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Responsable Person: by Sir Frederick Pollock and Frederic William Maitland.
  • Publication Date: 1968
  • Country/State: England
  • Number of Editions: 235 editions
  • First edition Date: 1805
  • Last edition Date: 2010
  • Languages: British English, Spanish
  • Library of Congress Code: KD532
  • Dewey Code: 340.0942
  • ISBN: 0521095158 9780521095150 0521095166 9780521095167 0521070627 9780521070621
  • OCLC: 249379

Publisher Description:

Although this book was envisaged as a joint venture and bears the name of both Pollock and Maitland, it is substantially the work of Maitland. It was recognised at once as a masterpiece and has since been accepted as one of the great histories in the English language. In Maitland's lifetime Acton pronounced him the ablest historian in England. Plucknett said that 'everything he wrote exercises a deep fascination and a personal attraction'. To Sir Maurice Powicke he was 'one of the immortals'. Lord Annan, in the preface to his Leslie Stephen, called him 'perhaps the greatest of all professional historians'. To read The History of English Law, even many years after Maitland's death, is to feel at once the touch of a master. That touch could only be weakened by editing, so the present issue is a reprint of the second edition but with an introductory essay and a select bibliography by S. F. C. Milsom, Professor of Legal History in the University of London.

Table of Contents

Book I: 1. The Dark Age in English Legal History
2. Anglo-Saxon Law
3. Norman Law
4. England under the Norman Kings
5. Roman and Canon Law
6. The Age of Glanvill
7. The Age of Bracton
Book II: 1. Tenure
2. The Sorts and conditions of men
3. Jurisdiction and the Communities of the Land.

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