A Concise History of the Common Law

A Concise History of the Common Law

A CONCISE HISTORY OF THE COMMON LAW By THEODORE F. T. PLUCKNETT Fellow of the British Academy Professor of Legal History in the University of London FIFTH EDITION The Lawbook Exchange, ltd. Union, New Jersey 2001 ISBN-13: ...

Author: Theodore Frank Thomas Plucknett

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781584771371

Category: History

Page: 802

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Plucknett, Theodore F.T. A Concise History of the Common Law. Fifth Edition. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1956. Reprinted 2001 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 00-067821. ISBN 1-58477-137-2. Cloth. $125. * "Professor Plucknett has such a solid reputation on both sides of the Atlantic that one expects from his pen only what is scholarly and accurate...Nor is the expectation likely to be disappointed in this book. Plucknett's book is not...a mere epitome of what is to be found elsewhere. He has explored on his own account many regions of legal history and, even where the ground has been already quartered, he has fresh methods of mapping it. The title which he has chosen is, in view of the contents of the volume, rather a narrow one. It might equally well have been A Concise History of English Law...In conjunction with Readings on the History and System of the Common Law by Dean Pound...this book will give an excellent grounding to the student of English legal history." Percy H. Winfield. Harv. L. Rev. 43:339-340.
Categories: History

Law and Markets in United States History

Law and Markets in United States History

Plucknett, Theodore F.T. A Concise History of the Common Law. Fifth Edition. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1956. Reprinted 2001 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 00-067821. ISBN 1- 58477-137-2. Cloth. $125.

Author: James Willard Hurst

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781584771364

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 207

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Hurst, James Willard. Law and Markets in United States History: Different Modes of Bargaining among Interests. [Madison]: The University of Wisconsin Press, [1982]. vii, 207 pp. Reprinted 2001 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 00-067116. ISBN 1-58477-136-4. Cloth. $80. * The eminent legal scholar's sociological analysis of the relation between law and private business (using the lumber business as an example) in relation to society at large. He argues that law and business support the same goals of efficiency and humanity, and examines their interrelationship toward that end in terms of ethical issues related to public policy, money supply, the impact of incremental change, inflation and deflation, monopoly and competition, and other economic factors. Based on Hurst's lectures at The University of Wisconsin in April, 1981.
Categories: Business & Economics

Politics Trials and Errors

Politics  Trials and Errors

Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection of New York University (1953) 312. Plucknett, Theodore F.T. A Concise History of the Common Law. Fifth Edition. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1956. Reprinted 2001 by The Lawbook Exchange, ...

Author: Maurice Pascal Alers Hankey Hankey

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781584772286

Category: Law

Page: 150

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Hankey, The Right Hon. Lord. Politics, Trials and Errors. Chicago: Henry Regnery Company, [1950]. xiv, 150 pp. Reprinted 2002 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN 1-58477-228-X. Cloth. $65. * Lord Hankey [1877-1963] served as secretary of the British cabinet during the Second World War. This allowed him the rare opportunity to observe crucial events at the highest political levels, which he describes in this volume. Hankey opposes the Allied policy of unconditional surrender and desire to hold war crime trials, goals that were announced during the middle years of the war. He takes the position that the former encouraged the Axis to take desperate measures to prolong the war, a policy that led to needless destruction and death, and dismisses the latter as empty propaganda that did nothing for the victims and impeded the peace process.
Categories: Law

Learning the Law

Learning the Law

That nine-word blurb is an entirely accurate quotation from Professor Plucknett's Concise History of the Common Law, fifth edition." Here are some other descriptions of The Mirror of]ustices, all published by eminent legal historians in ...

Author: Jonathan Bush

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441101860

Category: History

Page: 444

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The essays in this text deal with aspects of British legal learning. It traces the tradition of learning dating back to the Middle Ages and how the inns of court provided the equivalent of a legal university. The essays describe how before the middle of the 19th-century there was little formal provision of legal education in Britain and that law in the ancient universities was not intended to have practical value and entrance to the bar was not dependent upon written examination.
Categories: History

The History of American Customs Jurisprudence

The History of American Customs Jurisprudence

Cloth. $85. Plucknett, Theodore F.T. A Concise History of the Common Law. Fifth Edition. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1956. Reprinted 2001 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 00-067821. ISBN 1-58477-137-2. Cloth. $125.

Author: William Harrison Futrell

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781886363519

Category: Law

Page: 314

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Futrell, William H. The History of American Customs Jurisprudence. New York: Published privately, 1941. 314pp. Reprinted 1998 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 98-11342. ISBN 1-886363-51-X. Cloth. $75. * Originally privately printed and scarce, this work gives the historic background of the powers derived from the Constitution and covers all aspects of U.S. customs law. Pound commended it as "a thoroughly workmanlike job."
Categories: Law

The Military Revolution and Political Change

The Military Revolution and Political Change

528–9 , 584–90 ; Arthur R. Hogue , Origins of the Common Law ( Indianapolis , Ind . : Liberty Press , 1985 ) , pp . 5–18 ; Theodore F. T. Plucknett , A Concise History of the Common Law , Fifth Edition ( London : Butterworth , 1956 ) .

Author: Brian Downing

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691222189

Category: History

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To examine the long-run origins of democracy and dictatorship, Brian Downing focuses on the importance of medieval political configurations and of military modernization in the early modern period. He maintains that in late medieval times an array of constitutional arrangements distinguished Western Europe from other parts of the world and predisposed it toward liberal democracy. He then looks at how medieval constitutionalism was affected by the "military revolution" of the early modern era--the shift from small, decentralized feudal levies to large standing armies. Downing won the American Political Science Association's Gabriel Almond Award for the dissertation on which this book was based.
Categories: History

Law Sports at Gray s Inn 1594

Law Sports at Gray s Inn  1594

Cloth. $85. Plucknett, Theodore F.T. A Concise History of the Common Law. Fifth Edition. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1956. Reprinted 2001 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 00-067821. ISBN 1-58477-137-2. Cloth. $125.

Author: Basil Brown

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781584770565

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 276

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Brown, Basil. Law Sports at Gray's Inn (1594) Including Shakespeare's connection with the Inns of Court, the origin of the Capias Utlegatum re Coke and Bacon, Francis Bacon's connection with Warwickshire, together with a reprint of the Gesta Grayorum. New York: [Privately Printed by the Author], 1921. xciv, 188, 88, [9] pp. LCCN 99-049829. ISBN 1-58477-056-2. Reprinted 2002 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. Cloth. $85. * In this interesting volume Brown examines the law in the writings of Shakespeare and Bacon. Includes the text of the hard-to-find Gesta Grayorum, of which Bacon was thought to be one of the authors. Brown also describes the origin of the Capias Utlegatum insult offered to Bacon by Queen Elizabeth's attorney general, Sir Edward Coke.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Constitutional History of England

The Constitutional History of England

Plucknett, Theodore F.T. A Concise History of the Common Law. Fifth Edition. Originally published Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1956. Reprint available July 2001 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 00-067821. ISBN 1-58477-137-2.

Author: Frederic William Maitland

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781584771487

Category: History

Page: 547

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Maitland, Frederic William. The Constitutional History of England. A Course of Lectures Delivered. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1908. xxviii, 547 pp. Reprinted 2001 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 00-068895. ISBN 1-58477-148-8. Cloth. $95. * Although Maitland reportedly never desired these lectures to be published, they have long been regarded by scholars as among the best of introductions to the subject. They cover the period from 1066 to the end of the nineteenth century, but rather than a narrative historical format, focus on describing the work of the constitution during five distinct periods in English history (1307, 1509, 1625, 1702, 1887). The lectures were delivered in the winter of 1887 and spring of 1888, and provide an entry to some of the major concepts he later expounded on in his seminal work written with Sir Frederick Pollock, The History of English Law. This volume was compiled and edited two years after Maitland's death by one of his students, Herbert A.L. Fisher. Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection at New York University (1953) 367.
Categories: History

Law Miscellanies

Law Miscellanies

Plucknett, Theodore F.T. A Concise History of the Common Law. Fifth Edition. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1 956. Reprinted 2001 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 00-067821. ISBN 1-58477-137-2. Cloth. $125.

Author: Hugh Henry Brackenridge

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781584771616

Category: Law

Page: 588

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Brackenridge, Hugh. Law Miscellanies: Containing an Introduction to the Study of Law; notes on Blackstone's Commentaries, Shewing the Variations of the Law of Pennsylvania from the Law of England, and what Acts of Assembly Might Require to be Repealed or Modified Observations on Smith's Edition of the Laws of Pennsylvania; Strictures on Decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States, and on Certain Acts of Congress, with Some Law Cases, and a Variety of Other Matters, Chiefly Original. Philadelphia: P. Byrne, 1814. 588 pp. Reprinted 2001 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 00-059548. ISBN 1-58477-161-5. Cloth. $120. * Facsimile reprint of the 1814 original edition. Described by Charles Warren as one of the four early American general works on the Common Law that "showed genuine scientific thought and research and have remained of more or less permanent value in American legal literature." Warren, A History of the American Bar 335-336. Brackenridge [1748-1816], published this, his most important legal work while he was a Supreme Court Justice of Pennsylvania. Dictionary of American Biography I:544-545. See Eller, The William Blackstone Collection in the Yale Law Library 142 and Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 5375.
Categories: Law