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Vol 22 No 5 May/June 2017

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Arlidge, Eady & Smith on Contempt

Edited by: Patricia Londono, David Eady, A.T.H. Smith, Rt. Hon Lord Eassie
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The Creation of the Common Law: The Medieval Year Books Deciphered

ISBN13: 9781616195045
Published: February 2015
Publisher: Talbot Publishing
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Hardback
Price: £55.00

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In this modern compilation and commentary, the most important medieval cases are paraphrased and analyzed, making this interesting and entertaining litigation accessible to everyone.

Although Maitland's classic History of English Law ends at Henry III's death, until now no one has explained in clear modern language the transformative events that followed. After Edward I became king, Chief Justice Bereford took charge of the legal system, and created law in accord with his own sense of justice. The book puts his innovations into the context of contemporary American and English law.

Legal History
1. Introduction
2. Bereford Takes Charge
3. The King, Parliament, and King’s Bench
4. Chancery
5. Pleading
6. Proof
7. The Thing’s Been Decided
8. Private Courts
9. The Church
10. Women
11. Serfs
12. Conclusion