Baker and Milsoms Sources of English Legal History: Private Law to 1750

Hardcover | June 26, 2010

byJohn Baker

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Baker and Milsom's Sources of English Legal History is the definitive source book on the development of English private law. This new edition has been comprehensively revised and udpated to incorporate new sources discovered since the original publication in 1986, and to reflect developmentsin recent scholarship.All the sources included are translated into modern English, offering an accessible inroad to the leading primary materials for students of the history of the common law.The sources themselves - revealing the operation of courts across a wide range of personal and economic disputes - offer a rich resource for historians researching the development of the English government, society, and economy. Their significance in shaping the common law spans beyond England,and ensures the collection is an essential reference point for all those interested in the history of the common law in any jurisdiction.

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Baker and Milsom's Sources of English Legal History is the definitive source book on the development of English private law. This new edition has been comprehensively revised and udpated to incorporate new sources discovered since the original publication in 1986, and to reflect developmentsin recent scholarship.All the sources includ...

Professor Sir John Baker is the Downing Professor of the Laws of England and Fellow of St Catharine's College, Cambridge. Knighted for his services to legal history in 2003, he has published widely on the subject, including An Introduction to Legal History (4th edition, OUP, 2002), The Oxford History of the Laws of England Volume VI ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:832 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.1 inPublished:June 26, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199546800

ISBN - 13:9780199546800

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Preface to the second editionPreface to the first edition1. Tenure: services and incidents2. Actions concerning land3. Family interests and settlements at common law4. Uses, wills, and trusts5. Executory interests under the Statute of Uses6. The term of years7. Copyhold8. Debt9. Detinue10. Covenant11. Account12. Trespass13. Trespass on the case14. Assumpsit for misfeasance15. Assumpsit for nonfeasance16. Assumpsit in lieu of debt17. Assumpsit against executors for money18. Various developments of the money counts19. Consideration and privity20. Actions on the case for deceit21. Actions on the case for conversion22. Actions on the case for negligence23. Actions on the case for nuisance24. Actions on the case for various kinds of economic loss25. Actions on the case for defamationIndex