The Oxford Edition of Blackstone: Commentaries on the Laws of England

Paperback | September 10, 2016

byWilliam Blackstone

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Oxford's variorum edition of William Blackstone's seminal treatise on the common law of England and Wales offers the definitive account of the Commentaries' development in a modern format. For the first time it is possible to trace the evolution of English law and Blackstone's thought throughthe eight editions of Blackstone's lifetime, and the authorial corrections of the posthumous ninth edition. Introductions by the general editor and the volume editors set the Commentaries in their historical context, examining Blackstone's distinctive view of the common law, and editorial notesthroughout the four volumes assist the modern reader in understanding this key text in the Anglo-American common law tradition. Book I: Of the Rights of PeopleVolume Editor: David LemmingsBook II: Of the Rights of ThingsVolume Editor: Simon SternBook III: Of Private WrongsVolume Editor: Thomas P. GallanisBook IV: Of Public WrongsVolume Editor: Ruth Paley

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Oxford's variorum edition of William Blackstone's seminal treatise on the common law of England and Wales offers the definitive account of the Commentaries' development in a modern format. For the first time it is possible to trace the evolution of English law and Blackstone's thought throughthe eight editions of Blackstone's lifetime,...

Sir William Blackstone (1723-1780) was a prominent public figure in the eighteenth century. Judge and jurist, barrister and politician, his work has had a profound influence on the Anglo-American legal tradition. The first Vinerian Professor of English Law, Blackstone was a Justice of the Court of Common Pleas at the time of his death....

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:1824 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.1 inPublished:September 10, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199600988

ISBN - 13:9780199600984

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