Saxon and Medieval Antecedents of the English Common Law

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Edwin Mellen Press, 2000 - Law - 250 pages
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This volume provides an interdisciplinary approach to legal history, utilizing law, linguistics, cultural anthropology, and social history to document and analyze the slow but steady growth of the English Common Law from Anglo-Saxon times to the nineteenth century.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter I
9
Danish Laws and customs the Danelaw
16
Hastings King Harold Godwin
24
King Stephen
41
and justices in eyre
46
The revolution in writs
52
Ranulphus de Glanville
59
Obligate Quasi
113
Engineers and Villard de Honnecourt
120
English and French Law
129
The Dreadful Century
147
Ad Vitam Aut Culpam
169
Lord Coke and the Law
187
Director of Public Prosecutions
218
Bibliography
227

St Patrick and the Senchus Mor
74
Irish judicial procedures
89
Henry III the Writ of Trespass and the Impact
99

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About the author (2000)

Kurt von S. Kynell is Professor Emeritus at Northern Michigan University.

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