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The Law of the Other

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Marianne ConstableAssistant Professor of Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley, USA

ISBN13: 9780226114989
ISBN: 0226114988
Published: July 1996
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Format: Paperback
Price: £21.50



The ""mixed jury"" doctrine allowed resident foreigners to have law suits against English natives tried before juries composed half of natives and half of aliens like themselves. As she traces the transformations in this doctrine from the Middle Ages to its abolition in 1870, Constable also reveals the emergence of a world where law rooted in actual practices and customs of communities is replaced by law determined by officials, where juries no longer strive to speak the truth but to ascertain the facts.

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