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The Resource The birth of the English common law, R.C. van Caenegem

The birth of the English common law, R.C. van Caenegem

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The birth of the English common law
Title
The birth of the English common law
Statement of responsibility
R.C. van Caenegem
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book provides a challenging interpretation of the emergence of the common law in Anglo-Norman England, against the background of the general development of legal institutions in Europe. In a detailed discussion of the emergence of the central courts and the common law they administered, the author traces the rise of the writ system and the growth of the jury system in twelfth-century England. Professor van Caenegem attempts to explain why English law is so different from that on the Continent and why this divergence began in the twelfth century, arguing that chance and chronological accident played the major part and led to the paradox of a feudal law of continental origin becoming one of the most typical manifestations of English life and thought. First published in 1973, The Birth of the English Common Law has come to enjoy classical status, and in a preface Professor van Caenegem discusses some recent developments in the study of English law under the Norman and earliest Angevin kings
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
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Caenegem, R. C. van
Index
index present
LC call number
KD671.Z9
LC item number
C3 1988
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Common law
  • Law
Label
The birth of the English common law, R.C. van Caenegem
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
Second edition
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 160 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511607974
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The birth of the English common law, R.C. van Caenegem
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
Second edition
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 160 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511607974
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote

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