An Introduction to English Legal History

Author: John Hamilton Baker

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780406930538

Category: Law

Page: 600

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Written with students in mind, Baker: An Introduction to English Legal History provides an introduction to the common law and English legal culture through the dimension of history. It traces in outline, the development of the principal features of English legal institutions and doctrines from Anglo-Saxon times to the present.The introduction has become a standard work on the subject. It has now been updated and improved in consequence of the rapid pace of research in legal history over recent year, which has made this new edition a necessity.To assist the student further, this new edition has been fully cross-referenced to the relevant sources found in Baker & Milsom: Sources of English Legal History.
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Introduction to English Legal History

Author: John Baker

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192540742

Category: Law

Page: 736

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Fully revised and updated, this classic text provides the authoritative introduction to the history of the English common law. The book traces the development of the principal features of English legal institutions and doctrines from Anglo-Saxon times to the present and, combined with Baker and Milsom's Sources of Legal History, offers invaluable insights into the development of the common law of persons, obligations, and property, and also of criminal and public law. It is an essential reference point for all lawyers, historians and students seeking to understand the evolution of English law over a millennium. The book provides an introduction to the main characteristics, institutions, and doctrines of English law over the longer term - particularly the evolution of the common law before the extensive statutory changes and regulatory regimes of the last two centuries. It explores how legal change was brought about in the common law and how judges and lawyers managed to square evolution with respect for inherited wisdom.
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An Introduction to English Legal History

Author: John Hamilton Baker

Publisher: Lexis Pub

ISBN: 9780406531018

Category: Law

Page: 673

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A brief history of the principal English institutions and doctrines. Topics examined include law and custom in early Britain, the origins of common law, the judiciary and various courts, trial by jury, laws affecting property, and laws concerning marriage and divorce, nuisance, tort and defamation.
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Sources of English Legal History

Private Law to 1750

Author: John Hamilton Baker,Stroud Francis Charles Milsom

Publisher: Lexis Pub

ISBN: 9780406016416

Category: Law

Page: 698

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Sources of English Legal History fills the need for a source book illustrating the development of English private law to 1750 and promises to be the definitive work in its area. The book makes available much source material and original documentation that has hitherto been unavailable or inaccessible. It may be used as a companion volume to An Introduction to English Legal History and Milsom: Historical Foundations of the Common Law.
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Baker and Milsom Sources of English Legal History

Private Law to 1750

Author: John Hamilton Baker,Stroud Francis Charles Milsom

Publisher: OUP UK

ISBN: 0199546800

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 764

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Previous edition published as : Sources of English legal history. London: Butterworth, 1986.
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The American Legal System

Perspectives, Politics, Processes, and Policies

Author: Albert P. Melone,Allan Karnes

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742547537

Category: Law

Page: 685

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Firmly anchored in social science concepts, the second edition of The American Legal System demonstrates the relationships among private law, the business legal environment, and public law issues, as well as related subjects of interest. This fifteen-chapter book is divided into three parts. Part I places the legal system in a political perspective centering on the origins of the law, schools of jurisprudence, branches and functions of law, legitimacy of law, how the judiciary functions in the federal system of government, and judicial interpretation and decision making. Part II contrasts legal processes: civil suits for money damages, criminal processes, equity justice, administrative processes, and alternative dispute resolution. Part III centers on the legal norms or rules governing both civil and criminal conduct, property law, family law, contract law, and government regulation of business. Throughout, the text features edited court opinions many new to this edition illustrating lively and thought-provoking controversies that are certain to spark student interest. Among the many compelling issues addressed are the legal and constitutional controversies surrounding the Bush Administration's "War on Terror," and the socially explosive developments concerning same-sex marriage. In addition, each chapter includes at least three comparative notes showing how other legal cultures in different nation-states treat legal matters. A wealth of pedagogical features chapter-opening objectives; key terms, names, and concepts; a glossary, discussion questions, and appendices are included to aid student comprehension. The authors have prepared an Instructor's Manual and Test Bank to facilitate the book's use in the classroom."
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English Legal History and its Sources

Essays in Honour of Sir John Baker

Author: David Ibbetson,Neil Jones,Nigel Ramsay

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108483062

Category: History

Page: 420

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This volume honours the work and writings of Professor Sir John Baker over the past fifty years, presenting a collection of essays by leading scholars on topics relating to the sources of English legal history, the study of which Sir John has so much advanced. The essays range from the twelfth century to the nineteenth, considering courts (central and local), the professions (both common law and civilian), legal doctrine, learning, practice, and language, and the cataloguing of legal manuscripts. The sources addressed include court records, reports of litigation (in print and in manuscript), abridgements, fee books and accounts, conveyances and legal images. The volume advances understanding of the history of the common law and its sources, and by bringing together essays on a range of topics, approaches and periods, underlines the richness of material available for the study of the history of English law and indicates avenues for future research.
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