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Law Books in Action : Essays on the Anglo-American Legal Treatise.

Author: Angela Fernandez; Markus Dirk Dubber
Publisher: Oxford : Hart, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The essays in this collection explore the history of the legal treatise in the common law world, and ask what treatises can tell us about what troubled legal professionals at a given time, what motivated them to write what they did, and what they hoped to achieve.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Geschiedenis (vorm)
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Angela Fernandez; Markus Dirk Dubber
ISBN: 9781847319227 184731922X 9781849461412 1849461414 9781472561145 1472561147 9781847319234 1847319238
OCLC Number: 811506967
Description: 1 online resource (263 pages)
Contents: Prelims; Contents; Contributors; Introduction: Putting the Legal Treatise in Its Place; 1. Historicising Blackstone''s Commentaries on The Laws of England; 2. ''Of Institutes and Treatises'': Blackstone''s Commentaries, Kent''s Commentaries and Murdoch''s Epitome of the Laws of Nova-Scotia; 3. Tapping Reeve, Coverture and America''s First Legal Treatise; 4. Story''d Paradigms for the Nineteenth-Century Display of Anglo-American Legal Doctrine; 5. A Province of Jurisprudence?: Invention of a Law of Constitutional Conventions; 6. Nineteenth-Century Treatises on English Contract Law. 7. Of Treatises and Textbooks: the Literature of the Criminal Law in Nineteenth-Century Britain8. Truth and Privilege: Libel Treatises and the Transmission of Legal Norms in the Early Nineteenth-Century Anglo-American World; 9. Renovate or Rebuild? Treatises, Digests and Criminal Law Codification; 10. A Low Law Counter Treatise? ''Absentees'' to ''Wreck'' in British North America''s First Justice of the Peace Manual; 11. Commentary: Effects of Scale: Toward a History of the Literature of Law; Index.

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