In this celebrated treatise, Lord Kames proposes the concept of a historical treatment of law as a "rational science" and sets forth the methodology and order of such...From this perspective, the fourteen tracts cover the history of criminal law, promises and covenants, property, creditor and debtor, courts, etc. First published during the Scottish Enlightenment in 1758, this is the second edition as published in 1761. This popular and influential work reached a fourth edition in 1792 and was widely read by great thinkers such as Hume, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, and Franklin...Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection at New York University (1953) 14.
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