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Commentaries on the Laws of England, 1765-1769

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ISBN-10: 0226055418

ISBN-13: 9780226055411

Edition: Facsimile 

Authors: William Blackstone, Stanley N. Katz

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Sir William Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765-1769) stands as the first great effort to reduce the English common law to a unified and rational system. Blackstone demonstrated that the English law as a system of justice was comparable to Roman law and the civil law of the Continent. Clearly and elegantly written, the work achieved immediate renown and exerted a powerful influence on legal education in England and in America which was to last into the late nineteenth century. The book is regarded not only as a legal classic but as a literary masterpiece. Previously available only in an expensive hardcover set, Commentaries on the Laws of England is published here in four separate volumes, each one affordably priced in a paperback edition. These works are facsimiles of the eighteenth-century first edition and are undistorted by later interpolations. Each volume deals with a particular field of law and carries with it an introduction by a leading contemporary scholar. Introducing this third volume, Of Private Wrongs, John H. Langbein discusses Blackstone's account of procedure and jurisdiction, jury trial, and equity. He also examines Blackstone's uneasy attitude toward the celebrated legal frictions of English civil procedure.
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Book details

List price: $52.00
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 11/15/1979
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 564
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

On the Study of the Law
Of the Nature of Laws in general
Of the Laws of England
Of the Countries Subject to the Laws of England
Of the Rights of Persons
Of the absolute Rights of Individuals
Of the Parliament
Of the King, and his Title
Of the King's royal Family
Of the Councils belonging to the King
Of the King's Duties
Of the King's Prerogative
Of the King's Revenue
Of Subordinate Magistrates
Of the People, whether Aliens, Denizens, or Natives
Of the Clergy
Of the Civil State
Of the Military And Maritime States
Of Masters and Servant
Of Husband and Wife
Of Parent and Child
Of Guardian and Ward
Of Corporations