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The Resource Historical law-tracts, by Henry Home, Lord Kames ; edited and with an Introduction by James A. Harris

Historical law-tracts, by Henry Home, Lord Kames ; edited and with an Introduction by James A. Harris

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Historical law-tracts
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Historical law-tracts
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by Henry Home, Lord Kames ; edited and with an Introduction by James A. Harris
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eng
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"In his 1758 Historical Law-Tracts, Henry Home, Lord Kames, combines the natural law framework that underlies his Essays on the Principles of Morality and Natural Religion with the "conjectural" or philosophical approach to history that would receive its fullest treatment in his Sketches of the History of Man. In so doing, Kames presents a history of law as a history of the progress of humankind from savage to civil society. This compilation comprises fourteen tracts and nine appendixes that cover criminal law, promises and covenants, property, courts, the laws of inheritance, and the laws governing creditors and debtors in a comparative and historical arrangement designed to illustrate the principles of human progress. As Kames explained in his preface, law becomes "a rational study" only when "it is traced historically, from its first rudiments among savages, through successive changes, to its highest improvements in a civilized society." Henry Home, Lord Kames (1696-1782), one of the leaders of the Scottish Enlightenment, was a judge in the supreme courts of Scotland and wrote extensively on morals, religion, education, aesthetics, history, political economy, and law, including natural law. His most distinctive contribution came through his works on the nature of law, where he sought to combine a philosophical approach with an empirical history of legal evolution." --
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1696-1782
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Kames, Henry Home
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index present
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non fiction
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Harris, James A.
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Natural law and enlightenment classics
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  • Law
  • Law
  • Law
  • England
  • Scotland
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Historical law-tracts, by Henry Home, Lord Kames ; edited and with an Introduction by James A. Harris
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Includes index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
I. Criminal law -- II. Promises and covenants -- III. Property -- IV. Securities upon land for payment of debt -- V. Privilege of an heir-apparent in a feudal holding to continue the possession of his ancestor -- VI. Regalities, and of the privilege of repledging -- VII. Courts -- VIII. Brieves -- IX. Process in absence -- X. Execution against movables and land for payment of debt -- XI. Personal execution for payment of debt -- XII. Execution for obtaining payment after the death of the debtor -- XIII. Limited and universal representation of heirs -- XIV. Old and new extent
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23 cm.
Edition
Fourth Edition with Additions and Corrections.
Extent
xxv,358 pages
Isbn
9780865976184
Lccn
2018058310
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)1078966980
Label
Historical law-tracts, by Henry Home, Lord Kames ; edited and with an Introduction by James A. Harris
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Criminal law -- II. Promises and covenants -- III. Property -- IV. Securities upon land for payment of debt -- V. Privilege of an heir-apparent in a feudal holding to continue the possession of his ancestor -- VI. Regalities, and of the privilege of repledging -- VII. Courts -- VIII. Brieves -- IX. Process in absence -- X. Execution against movables and land for payment of debt -- XI. Personal execution for payment of debt -- XII. Execution for obtaining payment after the death of the debtor -- XIII. Limited and universal representation of heirs -- XIV. Old and new extent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Fourth Edition with Additions and Corrections.
Extent
xxv,358 pages
Isbn
9780865976184
Lccn
2018058310
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1078966980

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