English Common Law in the Age of Mansfield
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Description: In the eighteenth century, the English common law courts laid the foundation that continues to support present-day Anglo-American law. Lord Mansfield, Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench, 1756-1788, was the dominant judicial force behind these developments. In this abridgment of his two-volume book, The Mansfield Manuscripts and the Growth of English Law in the Eighteenth Century, James Oldham presents the fundamentals of the English common law during this period, with a detailed description of the operational features of the common law courts. This work includes revised and updated versions of the historical and analytical essays that introduced the case transcriptions in the original volumes, with each chapter focusing on a different aspect of the law. While considerable scholarship has been devoted to the eighteenth-century English criminal trial, little attention has been given to the civil side. This book helps to fill that gap, providing an understanding of the principal body of substantive law with which America's founding fathers would have been familiar. It is an invaluable reference for practicing lawyers, scholars, and students of Anglo-American legal history.
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Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 7/26/2004
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
|Mansfield and the court of king's bench|
|The court of king's bench|
|Commerce and contract|
|Contract and quasi-contract|
|Prize and trade|
|Crime and tort|
|Restrictions on religious observance|
|Assault, false imprisonment, and offenses against public order and welfare|
|Trespass and trover|
|Status and property|
|Labor and employment|
|Property and wills|