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Sir William Searle Holdsworth: A History of English Law Volume 3: Book III The Mediaeval Common Law (1066 - 1485) 5th ed

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ISBN13: 9780421050303
ISBN: 0421050306
Published: January 1942
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £125.00

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A History of English Law Volume 3: Book III The Mediaeval Common Law (1066 - 1485)

Sir William Searle Holdsworth was professor of constitutional law at University College, London (1903–8). After 1922 he was Vinerian professor of English law at Oxford. Holdsworth's greatest achievement is his History of English Law in 17 Volumes.

The work begins with Anglo-Saxon times, and it is an account of legal procedure and court organization down to the Judicature Acts of 1875 and of the important phases of substantive law through the 18th century Many authorities consider Holdsworth's history among the most thorough scholarly accounts of English law ever written.

Please note that new copies of Holdsworth do not have dust jackets.

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Legal History
Part 1: Sources and General Development
Chapter 1: The Intellectual Political and Legal Ideas of the Middle Ages
Chapter 2: The Norman Conquest to Magna Carta
Chapter 3: The Reign of Henry III
Chapter 4: The Reign of Edward 1
Chpater 5: The Fourteenth and Fifteench Centuries
Part 2: The Rules of Law
Chapter I: The Land Law
The Real Actions
Free Tenure, Unfree Tenure and Chattels Real
The Free Tenure and Their Incidents
The Power of Alienation
Incoporeal Things
Curtsey and Dower
Unfree Tenure
The Term of Years
The Modes and Forms of Conveyance
Special Customs
Chapter II: Crime and Tort
Self help
Benefit of Clergy and Sanctuary and Abjuration
Principal and Accessory
Offences Against the Person
Possession and Ownership of Chattels
Wrongs to Property
The Principles of Liability
Lines of Future Development
Chapter III: Contract and Quasi Contract
Chapter IV: Status
The King
The Incorporate Person
The Villeins
The Infant
The Married Woman
Chapter V: Succession to Chattels
The Last Will
Restrictions on Testation and Intestate Succession
The representation of the Deceased
Chapter VI: Procedure and Pleading
The Criminal Law
The Civil Law;

Series: Holdsworth: A History of English Law

Sir William Searle Holdsworth: A History of English Law: Set of 17 Volumes ISBN 9780421313408
Published January 1972
Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Sir William Searle Holdsworth: A History of English Law Volume 17: General Index ISBN 9780421175600
Published January 1972
Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
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