Shaping the Common Law: From Glanvill to Hale, 1188-1688
Stanford University Press, 2008 - Law - 282 pages
This collection discusses the contributions of great common-law jurists and singular documents - namely the Magna Carta and the Laws and Liberties of Massachusetts - that have shaped common law, from its origins in twelfth-century England to its arrival in the American colonies. Featured jurists include such widely recognized figures as Glanvill, Francis Bacon, Sir Edward Coke, and John Selden, as well as less-known but influential writers like Richard Hooker, Michael Dalton, William Hudson, and Sir Matthew Hale.
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Introduction by Allen D Boyer
James VI and I
The Laws and Liberties of Massachusetts
Trial of Charles I
Sir Edward Coke
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