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The making of English law : King Alfred to the twelfth century. Volume 1, Legislation and its limits

The making of English law : King Alfred to the twelfth century.

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Edition Details

  • Creator or Attribution (Responsibility): Patrick Wormald
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): England
  • Publication Information: Oxford, UK ; Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Publishers, 1999
  • Publication Type (Medium): History, Sources
  • Type: Book
  • Other titles: Legislation and its limits
  • Permalink: http://books.lawi.org.uk/the-making-of-english-law-king-alfred-to-the-twelfth-century-volume-1-legislation-and-its-limits/ (Stable identifier)

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XVIII, 574 pages : map ; 26 cm

Purpose and Intended Audience

Useful for students learning an area of law, The making of English law : King Alfred to the twelfth century. Volume 1, Legislation and its limits is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Publisher: Blackwell Publishers
  • Responsable Person: Patrick Wormald.
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Country/State: England
  • Number of Editions: 24 editions
  • First edition Date: 1999
  • Last edition Date: 2001
  • Languages: English
  • Library of Congress Code: KD554
  • Dewey Code: 349.42
  • ISBN: 0631134964 9780631134961
  • OCLC: 40489115

Main Contents

Preface. Part I: Preliminaries: 1. Prologue: Early English Law and the Historians. 2. The Background and Origin of Early English Legislation. Part II: The Making and Meaning of Written Law, 886-1135: 3. The Impact of Legislation. 4. The Manuscripts of Legislation. 5. Legislation as Text. 6. Legislation as Literature. 7. Conclusion: Legislation as Legal Culture. Bibliography. Index.

Summary Note

Providing an account of the Old English law-codes, this work is designed to be both a reference for scholars seeking enlightenment on particular legal manuscripts or texts and an account of how the corpus of Old English law from the 7th to the 12th century came to subsist and survive.

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