Some Makers of English Law by W. S. HoldsworthSome Makers of English Law by W. S. Holdsworth

Some Makers of English Law

byW. S. Holdsworth

Paperback | December 1, 1966

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Sir William Holdsworth's well-known book traces the development of English Law from the days of Glanvil and Bracton in the second half of the twelfth century. He shows how English Common Law was shaped by a line of great men and how later equity grew up to supplement its deficiencies. The part played by Roman Law is also described. English law has affected the law in the United States and in the Commonwealth and the author brings out the connections clearly.
Title:Some Makers of English LawFormat:PaperbackDimensions:324 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.71 inPublished:December 1, 1966Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521093589

ISBN - 13:9780521093583

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Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; 1. Glanvil and Bracton; 2. Edward I; 3. Littleton and Fortescue; 4. Renaissance, Reformation and reception of Roman Law; 5. St. Germain, More, Ellesmere and Bacon; 6. Sir Edward Coke; 7. Hale and Nottingham; 8. Holt and Mansfield; 9. Hardwicke and Eldon; 10. Leoline Jenkins, Stowell and the civilians; 11. Blackstone, Bentham and Austin; 12. Maine, Maitland and Pollock; Conclusion; Index.

Editorial Reviews

'Sir William Holdsworth delineates brilliant portraits of jurists and writers who made significant contributions to English law.' The Commonwealth