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The Forms of Action at Common Law: A Course of Lectures

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ISBN13: 9780521091855
ISBN: 0521091853
Previous Edition ISBN: 004356
Published: March 1963
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 1948)
Price: £29.99



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The forms of action are a part of the structure upon which rests the whole common law of England and, though we may have buried them, they still, as Maitland says, rule us from their graves. The following extract is taken from the editors' preface:

'The evasion of the burden of archaic procedure and of such barbaric tests of truth as battle, ordeal and wager of law, by the development of new forms and new law out of criminal or quasi criminal procedure and the inquest of neighbour-witnesses has never been described with this truth and clearness. He makes plain a great chapter of legal history which the learners and even the lawyers of today have almost abandoned in despair. The text of the chief writs is given after the lectures ...'

First Edition (with Equity): 1909
Reprinted: 1910, 1913, 1916, 1920,
1926, 1929, 1932

First Published Seperately: 1936
Reprinted: 1941, 1948 (twice)
1954, 1958, 1962

This is a 1963 reprint of the 1936 edition.

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Subjects:
Legal History
Contents:
Lecture I
Lecture II
Lecture III
Lecture IV
Lecture V
Lecture VI
Lecture VII
Select writs.