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Author: S F C Milsom
Publisher: Burlington : Elsevier Science : Butterworths, ©2014.
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Historical Foundations of the Common Law provides a general overview of the development of the common law. The book is comprised of 14 chapters that are organized into four parts. The first part deals with the institutional background and covers the centralization of justice; the institutions of the common law; and the rise of equity. The second part deals with land properties, while the third part talks about legal  Read more...
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Milsom, S.F.C.
Historical Foundations of the Common Law.
Burlington : Elsevier Science, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: S F C Milsom
ISBN: 9781483182551 148318255X
OCLC Number: 897651745
Notes: Trespass vi et armis and its Extension.
Description: 1 online resource (481 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; Historical Foundations of the Common Law; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; INTRODUCTION; Part I: Institutional Background; CHAPTER 1. THE CENTRALISATION OF JUSTICE; Local and Customary Laws; County Courts; Hundred and Franchise Courts; Records of Local Courts; Feudal Jurisdictions; Jurisdiction of the Church; The Pattern of Centralisation; The Eyre System; Rise of the Central Courts; The Writ System; CHAPTER 2. THE INSTITUTIONS OF THE COMMON LAW IN ITS FIRST FORMATIVE PERIOD; Writs and their Learning; Ancient Pattern of Law-Suit; Counting; Pleading; The Year Books; The Trial. The End of Oral PleadingBusiness Done on Circuit; The King's Bench; Jurisdiction in Error; CHAPTER 3. THE INSTITUTIONS OF THE COMMON LAW IN ITS SECOND FORMATIVE PERIOD; The Nature of the Change; Fictions concerning Jurisdiction; The Increase of Business; Replacement of Old Actions by New; Changing Pattern of Law-Suit; Demurrer; Special Verdict; Other Mechanisms of Discussion in banc; Discussion of Facts coming out at the Trial; Discussion after Trial of Matters raised by Pleadings; Substantive Result of Procedural Changes; CHAPTER 4. THE RISE OF EQUITY; Procedural Bearings of Early Equity. Theoretical Relationship between Law and EquityConflict between Law and Equity; The Regularisation of Equity; Part II: Property in Land; CHAPTER 5. TENURES; Lordship and Ownership; Agricultural Tenures; Military Tenures; Heritability and the Ownership of Land; The Incidents of Tenure; Services and Incidents; Mortmain and Quia Emptores; Consequences of Quia Emptores and of the Incidents; CHAPTER 6. EARLY ACTIONS; Seisin and Right; The Writ of Right; The Assize of Mort d'Ancestor; The Assize of Novel Disseisin; Writs of Entry; The Change in Underlying Ideas; CHAPTER 7. LATER ACTIONS. Protection of the Term of YearsActions concerning Freehold in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries; Use of Ejectment by Freeholders; Copyhold; CHAPTER 8. SETTLEMENT OF LAND AT LAW; The Heritable Fee and the Rise of the Entail; Later History of Entails; Working of Warranties; Barring of Entails by Warranties; Fines and Recoveries; Contemporary Attitudes to Entails and their Barring; Settlement and Resettlement; Remainders; Contingent Remainders; CHAPTER 9. USES AND TRUSTS OF LAND; The Problem of Origins; Situations in which One might Hold for the Benefit of Another; Grant and Regrant. Relationship with DeviseThe Feudal Incidents; Uses as an Institution; The Mischiefs of Uses; The Statute of Uses; The Statute of Wills; Uses at Law; Uses and Conveyancing; Legal Executory Interests; Perpetuities; Rise of the Trust; Part III: Obligations; CHAPTER 10. OLD PERSONAL ACTIONS; The Beginnings; Covenant; Debt on an Obligation; Covenant and Conditional Bonds; Debt and Detinue; Debt on a Contract; Detinue for Goods Bought; Detinue on a Bailment; Detinue against Persons other than Bailees; Account; CHAPTER 11. THE RISE OF TRESPASS AND CASE; The Beginnings.
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Historical Foundations of the Common Law provides a general overview of the development of the common law. The book is comprised of 14 chapters that are organized into four parts. The first part deals with the institutional background and covers the centralization of justice; the institutions of the common law; and the rise of equity. The second part deals with land properties, while the third part talks about legal obligations. The last part details criminal administration and law. The text will be of great use to individuals who have an interest in the development of the common law.

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