The Oxford Edition of Blackstone - Commentaries on the Laws of England

The Rights of Things

Author: William Blackstone

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199601003

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Page: 472

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Oxford's variorum edition of William Blackstone's seminal treatise on the common law of England and Wales offers the definitive account of the Commentaries' development in a modern format. For the first time it is possible to trace the evolution of English law and Blackstone's thought through the eight editions of Blackstone's lifetime, and the authorial corrections of the posthumous ninth edition. Introductions by the general editor and the volume editors set the Commentaries in their historical context, examining Blackstone's distinctive view of the common law, and editorial notes throughout the four volumes assist the modern reader in understanding this key text in the Anglo-American common law tradition. Property law is the subject of Book II, the second and longest volume of Blackstone's Commentaries. His lucid exposition covers feudalism and its history, real estate and the forms of tenure that a land-owner may have, and personal property, including the new kinds of intangible property that were developing in Blackstone's era, such as negotiable instruments and intellectual property.

Commentaries on the Laws of England

Of the Rights of People

Author: William Blackstone

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199600996

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Page: 464

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Oxford's variorum edition of William Blackstone's seminal treatise on the common law of England and Wales offers the definitive account of the Commentaries' development in a modern format. For the first time it is possible to trace the evolution of English law and Blackstone's thought through the eight editions of Blackstone's lifetime, and the authorial corrections of the posthumous ninth edition. Introductions by the general editor and the volume editors set the Commentaries in their historical context, examining Blackstone's distinctive view of the common law, and editorial notes throughout the four volumes assist the modern reader in understanding this key text in the Anglo-American common law tradition. Book I: Of the Rights of People covers the key topics of constitutional and public law. Blackstone's inaugural lecture 'On the Study of the Law' introduces a series of general essays on the nature of law, including a chapter on 'The Absolute Rights of Individuals' . This is followed by an extended account of England's political constitution. The various categories of people or subjects are then surveyed, with special attention to the rights and obligations of masters and servants, husbands and wives, parents and children, and lastly 'artificial persons', or corporations. In addition to David Lemmings' introduction to the volume, Book I includes an introduction from the General Editor Wilfrid Prest.

Commentaries on the Laws of England

In Four Books. Of the rights of things

Author: William Blackstone

Publisher: N.A

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Page: 520

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Commentaries on the Laws of England

In Four Books

Author: Sir William Blackstone,Edward Christian

Publisher: N.A

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Category: Law

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The English Cyclopædia

A New Dictionary of Universal Knowledge

Author: Charles Knight

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography

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The English cyclopædia

A new dictionary of universal knowledge

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

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Biography

Or, Third Division of "The English Encyclopedia"

Author: Charles Knight

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography

Page: N.A

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The Oxford Handbook of the History of International Law

Author: Bardo Fassbender,Anne Peters,Simone Peter

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019163252X

Category: Law

Page: 1272

View: 6616

The Oxford Handbook of the History of International Law provides an authoritative and original overview of the origins, concepts, and core issues of international law. The first comprehensive Handbook on the history of international law, it is a truly unique contribution to the literature of international law and relations. Pursuing both a global and an interdisciplinary approach, the Handbook brings together some sixty eminent scholars of international law, legal history, and global history from all parts of the world. Covering international legal developments from the 15th century until the end of World War II, the Handbook consists of over sixty individual chapters which are arranged in six parts. The book opens with an analysis of the principal actors in the history of international law, namely states, peoples and nations, international organisations and courts, and civil society actors. Part Two is devoted to a number of key themes of the history of international law, such as peace and war, the sovereignty of states, hegemony, religion, and the protection of the individual person. Part Three addresses the history of international law in the different regions of the world (Africa and Arabia, Asia, the Americas and the Caribbean, Europe), as well as 'encounters' between non-European legal cultures (like those of China, Japan, and India) and Europe which had a lasting impact on the body of international law. Part Four examines certain forms of 'interaction or imposition' in international law, such as diplomacy (as an example of interaction) or colonization and domination (as an example of imposition of law). The classical juxtaposition of the civilized and the uncivilized is also critically studied. Part Five is concerned with problems of the method and theory of history writing in international law, for instance the periodisation of international law, or Eurocentrism in the traditional historiography of international law. The Handbook concludes with a Part Six, entitled "People in Portrait", which explores the life and work of twenty prominent scholars and thinkers of international law, ranging from Muhammad al-Shaybani to Sir Hersch Lauterpacht. The Handbook will be an invaluable resource for students and scholars of international law. It provides historians with new perspectives on international law, and increases the historical and cultural awareness of scholars of international law. It is the standard reference work for the global history of international law.

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0199544239

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Thirteen Ways to Steal a Bicycle

Author: Stuart P. Green

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674069986

Category: Law

Page: 400

View: 4611

Theft causes greater economic injury than any other criminal offense. Yet fundamental questions about what should count as stealing remain unresolved. Green assesses our legal framework at a time when our economy commodifies intangibles (intellectual property, information, ideas, identities, and virtual property) and theft grows more sophisticated.

The examiner

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The Spectator

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Publisher: N.A

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Category: English literature

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The Athenaeum

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The Law Times

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

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Category: Law

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Private Law

Key Encounters with Public Law

Author: Kit Barker,Darryn Jensen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107039118

Category: Law

Page: 385

View: 796

An examination of contemporary encounters between public law and private law from both theoretical and practical perspectives.
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A Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and American Authors

Living and Deceased from the Earliest Accounts to the Middle of the Nineteenth Century. Containing Thirty Thousand Biographies and Literary Notices, with Forty Indexes of Subjects

Author: Samuel Austin Allibone

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: 3140

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