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The Birth of the English Common Law : Cambridge Paperback Library - R. C. van Caenegem

The Birth of the English Common Law

Cambridge Paperback Library

Paperback

Published: 23rd January 1989
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First published in 1973, The Birth of the English Common Law has come to enjoy classic status. In a new preface, Professor van Caenegem discusses some recent developments in the study of English law under the Norman and earliest Angevin kings. The book provides a challenging interpretation of the emergence of the Common Law in Anglo-Norman England, against the background of the general development of legal institutions in Europe.

'This tour de force is a piece of mature scholarship based on exceptional first-hand knowledge of archives and literature dealing with early Common Law.' Social Science Quarterly 'The study reflects a thorough command of the primary sources and the vast secondary literature, and it is written with rare lucidity and wit.' New York Literary Journal

Preface to the second edition
Preface to the first edition
English courts from the Conqueror to Glanvill
Royal writs and writ procedure
The jury in the royal courts
English law and the Continent
notes to the text
index of persons, places and subjects
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521356824
ISBN-10: 0521356822
Series: Cambridge Paperback Library
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 180
Published: 23rd January 1989
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.34  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised