The laws of Æthelbert of Kent (ca. 600), Hlohere and Eadric (685x686), and Wihtred (695), are the earliest laws from Anglo-Saxon England, and the first Germanic laws written in the vernacular. They are of unique importance as the only extant early medieval English laws that delineate the progress of law and legal language in the early days of the conversion to Christianity. Æthelbert's laws, the closest existing equivalent to Germanic law as it was transmitted in a pre-literate period, contrast with Hlohere and Eadric's expanded laws, which concentrate on legal procedure and process, and again contrast with the further changed laws of Wihtred which demonstrate how the new religion of Christianity adapted and changed the law to conform to changing social mores. This volume updates previous works with current scholarship in the fields of linguistics and social and legal history to present new editions and translations of these three Kentish pre-Alfredian laws. Each body of law is situated within its historical, literary, and legal context, annotated, and provided with facing-page translation.
Introduction to the English Legal System is the ideal foundation for those coming new to the study of law. Writing in a highly engaging and accessible style, Martin Partington introduces the purposes and functions of English law, the law-making process, and the machinery of justice, while also challenging assumptions and exploring current debates. Consolidating over 40 years' experience in the law, Martin Partington examines beliefs about the English legal system, and encourages students to question how far it meets the growing demands placed on it. Incorporating all the latest developments, this concise introduction brings law and the legal system to life. This book is accompanied by an excellent Online Resource Centre, which houses: questions for reflection and discussion; multiple choice questions; a glossary; further reading materials; web links; and a link to Martin Partington's blog, which covers his views on key developments in the English justice system.
Reprint of the sole edition. With a table of statutes and a table of cases. An authority on the legal status of English Jews, Henriques [1866-1925] was a barrister, Vinerian Scholar at Oxford and the author of The Jews Return to England (1905), Jewish Marriages and the English Law (1909) and several historical and critical essays. The present work is a legal history of English Jews from the Saxon period to the early 1900s. Informative and well-written, it is both an excellent introduction and a handy reference.
Law by Sir Frederick Pollock,Frederic William Maitland
With Definitions of the Technical Terms of the Canon and Civil Laws : Also, Containing a Full Collection of Latin Maxims, and Citations of Upwards of Forty Thousand Reported Cases in which Words and Phrases Have Been Judicially Defined Or Construed
Author: Stewart Rapalje,Robert L. Lawrence
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
Rapalje, Stewart and Lawrence, Robert L. A Dictionary of American and English Law with Definitions of the Technical Terms of the Canon and Civil Laws. Also, Containing a Full Collection of Latin Maxims, and Citations of Upwards of Forty Thousand Reported Cases, in which Words and Phrases Have Been Judicially Defined or Construed. Jersey City: Frederick C. Linn & Co., 1888. Two volumes. xxxviii, 1380 pp. Reprinted 1997 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 97-38484. ISBN 1-886363-33-1. Cloth. $250. * Rapalje [1843-1896] was the author of criminal law treatises and compiled digests, having worked with Benjamin Vaughan Abbott to create the problematic United States Digest New Series. He was said to have learned from "the faults of his tutor" on that project. This dictionary has been cited for its correctness and usefulness. First published in 1883, this is the second and final authorial edition.
The English Legal System provides a lively and approachable introduction for those new to the study of law. The textbook presents the main areas of the English legal system and invites students to critique the wider aspects of how law is made and reformed. Clearly structured in four parts, and designed to reflect the content of legal system courses, the book provides thorough and informative coverage of all main topics. These include sources of law, the legal profession, civil disputes, the criminal courts, litigation, and a whole chapter on humanrights. The book is fully up to date including recent key developments and recent cases such as: * The Constitutional Reform Act 2005 * Discussion of AG v Jackson 2005 (the validity of Parliament Act) * Coverage of recent topical international and human rights developments. * Criminal Justice Act 2003 The book includes several features to support student learning and inspire engagement with the subject. The crisp, colour design and numerous headings aid navigation and provide clear guidance as to the progression of the chapters. Online Resource Centre The book is accompanied by an innovative online resource centre offering several resources to support teaching and learning. Lecturers can track student progress using an online bank of 300 multiple choice questions offering immediate answers and feedback that can be loaded on to the university'sVLE and customised . Twice yearly updates on the web site will include references to topical material and events and will draw students' attention to new developments.
Law reports, digests, etc by Edmund Hatch Bennett,Chauncey Smith
This book takes account of changes to the law including new statutory provisions and cases. In order to keep users up to date with current developments, there is a bulletin service for tutors and lecturers.
This Handbook triangulates the disciplines of history, legal history, and literature to produce a new, interdisciplinary framework for the study of early modern England. For historians of early modern England, turning to legal archives and learning more about legal procedure has seemed increasingly relevant to the project of understanding familial and social relations as well as political institutions, state formation, and economic change. Literary scholars and intellectual historians have also shown how classical forensic rhetoric formed the basis both of the humanist teaching of literary composition (poetry and drama) and of new legal epistemologies of fact-finding and evidence evaluation. In addition, the post-Reformation jurisdictional dominance of the common law produced new ways of drawing the boundaries between private conscience and public accountability. This Handbook brings historians, literary scholars, and legal historians together to build on and challenge these and similar lines of inquiry. Chapters in the Handbook consider the following topics in a variety of combinations: forensic rhetoric, poetics and evidence; humanist and legal learning; political and professional identities at the Inns of Court; poetry, drama, and visual culture; local governance and legal reform; equity, conscience, and religious law; legal transformations of social and affective relations (property, marriage, witchcraft, contract, corporate personhood); authorial liability (libel, censorship, press regulation); rhetorics of liberty, slavery, torture, and due process; nation, sovereignty, and international law (the British archipelago, colonialism, empire).
Slapper and Kelly’s The English Legal System explains and critically assesses how our law is made and applied. Annually updated, this authoritative textbook clearly describes the legal rules of England and Wales and their collective influence as a sociocultural institution. This latest edition of The English Legal System presents and analyses changes made to the legal system and digests recent legislation and case law. The Protection of Freedom Act 2012, the Defamation Bill, the Justice and Security Bill 2012, the Mental Health (Discrimination) Bill 2012, and the July 2012 vote on Parliamentary reform are all incorporated into the text, and this edition also considers changes to the Crown Prosecution Service, Mediation and Judicial Diversity. The cases Alvi v Secretary of State for the Home Department (judicial review), AXA General Insurance Limited v The Lord Advocate (Scotland) (devolution), R v J, S, M and R v KS (jury tampering), and Rolf v De Guerin (mediation) are all digested in the text. The text also includes the latest government papers on antisocial behaviour, and criminal justice reform, the Practice Direction on citing authorities in court, and the Leveson Inquiry. Key learning features include: a clear and logical structure with short, manageable, well-structured individual chapters; useful chapter summaries which act as a good check point for students; ‘food for thought’ sections help to deepen understanding of key issues in each chapter; sources for further reading and suggested websites at the end of each chapter to point students towards further learning pathways; an online skills network including how-to-do practical examples, tips, advice and interactive examples of English law in action. Replied upon by generations of students, Slapper and Kelly’s The English Legal System is a permanent fixture in this ever evolving subject.
In This Book A Well-Known Historian Offers A Critical Study Of A New Aspect Of Modern Indian History: The Gradual Introduction Of English Law Into India From The Advent Of The East India Company Till The Culmination Of The Period Of Codification In The Closing Years Of The Nineteenth Century. Special Stress Has Been Laid On The Impact Of English Law On Administration, Economy, Society And Constitutional Development. New Light Has Been Thrown Not Only On The Development Of Legal, Judicial And Constitutional Systems But Also On The Complex Historical Process Of The Emergence Of Modern India.