Commentaries on the Laws of England, 1765-1769
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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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Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 11/15/1979
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
|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|