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An Introduction to English Legal History 4th ed

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ISBN13: 9780406930538
ISBN: 0406930538
Previous Edition ISBN: 0406531013
Published: May 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £40.99

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Written with students in mind, Baker: An Introduction to English Legal History provides an introduction to the common law and English legal culture through the dimension of history. It traces in outline, the development of the principal features of English legal institutions and doctrines from Anglo-Saxon times to the present.

The introduction has become a standard work on the subject. It has now been updated and improved in consequence of the rapid pace of research in legal history over recent year, which has made this new edition a necessity.

To assist the student further, this new edition has been fully cross-referenced to the relevant sources found in Baker & Milsom: Sources of English Legal History.

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Legal History
Tables of statutes and cases; Kings and Queens of England since 1066 and abbreviations.; Law and Custom in early Britain. ;Origins of the Common Law. ;Superior Courts of Common Law;. Forms of Action. ;Jury and Pleading. ;Court of Chancery and Equity. ;Conciliar Courts.; Ecclesiastical Courts.; Judicial Review of Decisions. ;Legal Profession. ;Legal Literature. ;Law Making.; Real Property: Feudal Tenure. ;Real Property: Feudalism and Uses.; Real Property: Inheritance and Estates. ;Real Property: Family Settlements. ;Other Interests in Land. ;Contract: Covenant and Debt. ;Contract: Assumpsit and Deceit. ;Quasi-contract.; Property in Chattels Personal. ;Negligence. ;Nuisance.; Defamation. ;Economic Torts.; Persons: Status and Liberty.; Persons: Marriage and its Consequences. ;Pleas of the Crown: Criminal Procedure. ;Pleas of the Crown: Substantive Criminal Law.; Appendices: Specimen Writs. ;Specimen Entries.