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The History of English Law: Volume 1 : Before the Time of Edward I - Sir Frederick Pollock

The History of English Law: Volume 1

Before the Time of Edward I

Paperback Published: 1st December 1968
ISBN: 9780521095150
Number Of Pages: 800

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Although this book was envisaged as a joint venture and bears the name of both Pollock and Maitland, it is substantially the work of Maitland. It was recognised at once as a masterpiece and has since been accepted as one of the great histories in the English language. In Maitland's lifetime Acton pronounced him the ablest historian in England. Plucknett said that 'everything he wrote exercises a deep fascination and a personal attraction'. To Sir Maurice Powicke he was 'one of the immortals'. Lord Annan, in the preface to his Leslie Stephen, called him 'perhaps the greatest of all professional historians'. To read The History of English Law, even many years after Maitland's death, is to feel at once the touch of a master. That touch could only be weakened by editing, so the present issue is a reprint of the second edition but with an introductory essay and a select bibliography by S. F. C. Milsom, Professor of Legal History in the University of London.

Ownership and Possession
Family Law
Crime and Tort
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ISBN: 9780521095150
ISBN-10: 0521095158
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 800
Published: 1st December 1968
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 4.04
Weight (kg): 1.05
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised