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A Concise History of the Common Law. Fifth Edition. / Edition 5

A Concise History of the Common Law. Fifth Edition. / Edition 5

by Theodore Frank Thomas PlucknettTheodore Frank Thomas Plucknett


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The Best Edition of this Classic History: A Comprehensive Legal History of England from the Anglo-Saxon Period through the 19th Century. Theodore Frank Thomas Plucknett [1897-1965] received his LL.B. from the University of Cambridge in 1920. He was a Fellow of the British Academy, Professor of Legal History, University of London, and Assistant Professor of Legal History at Harvard University. He was also the author of Early English Legal Literature (1958) and Edward I and Criminal Law (1960). "Professor Plucknett has such a solid reputation on both sides of the Atlantic that one expects from his pen only what is scholarly and accurate... Nor is the expectation likely to be disappointed in this book. Plucknett's book is not...a mere epitome of what is to be found elsewhere. He has explored on his own account many regions of legal history and, even where the ground has been already quartered, he has fresh methods of mapping it. The title which he has chosen is, in view of the contents of the volume, rather a narrow one. It might equally well have been A Concise History of English Law... In conjunction with Readings on the History and System of the Common Law by Dean Pound...this book will give an excellent grounding to the student of English legal history." --Percy H. Winfield. Harvard Law Review 43 (1929-30) 339-340. "[T]his book, comprehensive yet not elementary, clear yet inviting further study on the part of the reader, remains an excellent introduction to legal history and the study of law."-- Harvard Law Review 50 (1937-38) 1012.


BOOK ONE A General Survey of Legal History
Part I The Crown and the State
Part II The Courts and the Profession
Part III Some Factors in Legal History

Book TWO Special Part
Part I Procedure
Part II Crime and Tort
Part III Real Property
Part IV Contract
Part V Equity
Part VI Succession

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ISBN-13: 9781584771371
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange
Publication date: 10/19/2010
Edition description: FAC
Pages: 830
Product dimensions: 10.10(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.90(d)

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