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A concise history of the common law

Author: Theodore Frank Thomas Plucknett
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, 1956.
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Genre/Form: History
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Plucknett, Theodore Frank Thomas, 1897-1965.
Concise history of the common law.
Boston : Little, Brown, 1956
(OCoLC)581030080
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Theodore Frank Thomas Plucknett
OCLC Number: 933912
Description: xxvi, 746, 56 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: Preface --
Table of Mediaeval cases --
Table of modern cases --
Table of laws and statutes --
Book One: A general survey of legal history --
Part 1: The Crown and state --
1. The Anglo-Saxon period: races and religion --
2. The Conquest to Henry II: the beginnings of administration --
3. The Great Charters: law separates from administration --
4. Edward I to Richard II: statutes and social revolution --
5. The fifteenth century: the problem of enforcement --
6. The Tudors: Renassance, Reformation, and reception --
7. The Stuarts: struggle for the supremacy of law --
8. The Eighteenth century: industrial revolution --
9. The Nineteenth century: liberalism and reform --
Part II: The Courts and the profession --
1. The Communal Courts --
2. Seignorial jurisdiction --
3. The Crown and local courts --
4. The jury --
5. The origins of the Central Courts --
6. The eleboration of the judicial system: 1307-1509 --
7. The Tudors and the Common Law Courts --
8. The rise of the Prerogative Courts --
9. Prerogative, equity and law under the Stuarts --
10. Parliament and the Privy Council --
11. The courts in the nineteenth century --
12. The legal profession --
13. The growth of the judiciary --
14. Professional literature --
Part III: Some factors in legal history --
1. The civil law of Rome --
2. The Canon Law of the Church --
3. Custom --
4. Legislation --
5. The principle of precedent --
Book Two: Special Part --
Part I: Procedure --
1. The forms of action --
2. Civil procedure --
3. Pleading --
Part II: Crime and tort --
1. Criminal procedure --
2. The felonies --
3. Misdemeanours, trespass and tort --
4. Liability, civil and criminal --
5. Defamation --
Part III: Real property --
1. Feudalism --
2. Feudalism in England --
3. Inheritance and alienability --
4. Tenures and incidents --
5. The rise of the entail --
6. The common law estates down to 1540 --
7. Uses and the statutes --
8. The later law of real property --
9. The mortgage --
10. Conveyances --
Part IV : Contract --
1. Origins --
2. The fourteenth century --
3. Assumpsit to Slade's case --
4. Contract after Slade's case --
5. Law merchant and admiralty --
Part V: Equity --
1. The early history of equity --
2. The formative period --
3. The work of the Chancellors --
Part VI: Succession --
1. Inheritance --
2. Intestacy --
3. Wills --
Index.
Responsibility: by Theodore F.T. Plucknett.

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