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Law and the Rise of Capitalism - Michael E. Tigar

Law and the Rise of Capitalism

By: Michael E. Tigar, Thomas Emerson (Foreword by)

Paperback Published: 1st June 2000
ISBN: 9781583670309
Number Of Pages: 352

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Against a backdrop of seven hundred years of bourgeois struggle, eminent lawyer and educator, Michael E. Tigar, develops a Marxist theory of law and jurisprudence based upon the Western experience. This well-researched and documented study traces the role of law and lawyers in the European bourgeoisies's conquest of power and in the process complements the analyses of such major figures as R.H. tawney and Max Weber. Using a wide frange of primary sources, Tigar demonstrates that the legal theory of insurgent bourgeoisie predated the Protestant Reformation and was a major ideological ingredient of the bourgeois revolution.

Acknowledgmentsp. 7
Introduction to the Second Editionp. 9
Law and the Capitalist Rise to Power: an Overview
The Merchant as Rebelp. 19
The Backdrop of the New Legal Institutionsp. 23
The Merchants Seek a Place in the Feudal Order (1000-1200)
Introductionp. 61
The Crusades: Seizure of Trade Routes and Spread of Bourgeois Ideologyp. 65
Venice and Amalfi: Between East and Westp. 79
Some Origins of Urban Culturep. 83
Transport by Land and Seap. 97
Popes and Merchantsp. 101
The Bourgeoisie in 1200p. 109
Bourgeois Lawyers, Royal Power, and Urban Development (1200-1400)
Introductionp. 115
Beaumanoir and Others: The Theoreticians of a New Orderp. 119
The Merchant Capital of Grassep. 155
Peasant Rebellion and Land Lawp. 165
The Bourgeois Ascendancy (1400-1600)
Introductionp. 171
Thomas More and the Destruction of the Medieval Visionp. 175
Recasting the Law of Real Propertyp. 183
Contract: A Study of Law and Social Realityp. 195
Bourgeois Victory (1600-1804)
France: The Triumph of the Third Estatep. 211
England: The Techniques of the Common Lawp. 231
Insurgency and Jurisprudence
The Development of Legal Ideologyp. 247
Leading Schools of Legal Thoughtp. 257
The Jurisprudence of Insurgencyp. 273
Legal Ideology Todayp. 291
Human Rights, the Nation-State, and International Law: From Grotius to Benthamp. 295
U.S. Constitutionalism and its Anomoliesp. 305
Enforcing Human Rights Internationally: From Nuremberg to Pinochetp. 312
The Jurisprucence of Insurgency Revisitedp. 319
Foreword to the First Editionp. 327
Bibliographyp. 331
Indexp. 341
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ISBN: 9781583670309
ISBN-10: 1583670300
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 1st June 2000
Publisher: New York University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.19  x 2.01
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 2