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historical introduction to English law and its institutions

Harold Potter

historical introduction to English law and its institutions

by Harold Potter

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Published by Sweet & Maxwell in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Law -- Great Britain -- History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    Statementby Harold Potter.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsKD532 .P67 1932
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxvi, 600, 31 p.
    Number of Pages600
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21567619M

      Addeddate Identifier IntroductionLegalEnglishUnitsAndKeys Identifier-ark ark://t23b9gs7m Ocr ABBYY FineReader Ppi Scanner.   Encompassing Holmes's profound, wide-ranging knowledge of the law in its historical aspects, yet written in a manner easily accessible to the layman, The Common Law provoked this observation from another famed jurist; "The book is a classic in the sense that its stock of ideas has been absorbed and become part of common juristic thought Reviews:

    Popularly known as "Pollock and Maitland", The History of English Law has been described as "the best book on English legal history ever published in the English language." [5] In Maitland was offered the Regius Professorship of Modern History at Cambridge by Arthur Balfour in succession to Lord Acton, but declined. [4].   The personal website of the American medievalist and Latin scholar Daniel Williman contains an outstanding work on legal English: "Legal Terminology: An Historical Introduction to the Technical Language of the Law." For each area of law Professor Williman provides historical background, followed by related terminology and definitions. First published in book form by the .

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Historical introduction to English law and its institutions by Harold Potter Download PDF EPUB FB2

Fully revised and updated, this classic text provides the authoritative introduction to the history of the English common law. The book traces the development of the principal features of English legal institutions and doctrines from Anglo-Saxon times to the present and, combined with Baker and Milsom's Sources of Legal History, offers invaluable insights into the development of the common law Cited by: 4.

An Historical Introduction to English Law and Its Institutions Potter, Harold, Ph.D., LL.B. / Dean of the Faculty of Laws at King's College, London Published by Sweet & Maxwell, Ltd., London ().

The Introduction has become a standard work on the subject. It has now been updated and improved in consequence of the rapid pace of research in legal history over recent years, which has made this new edition a necessit This book traces, in outline, the development of the principal features of English legal institutions and doctrines from /5.

Fully revised and updated, this classic text provides the authoritative introduction to the history of the English common law. The book traces the development of the principal features of English legal institutions and doctrines from Anglo-Saxon times to the present and, combined with Baker and Milsom's Sources of Legal History, offers invaluable insights into the development of the common law.

Now in its 4th edition, this text was written to provide students with a basic knowledge of the historical development of England’s common law, legal institutions, and legal culture from Anglo-Saxon times to the early 21st century.

It is a touchstone introductory work for the study of English legal history. If you know next to nothing about English law, this is the place to start.

I know some law but this book succeeded in filling the gaps in my knowledge. The writing style is very accessible and the examples used (often landmark cases) are clearly s:   "Written with students in mind, Baker: An Introduction to English Legal History provides an introduction to the common law and English legal culture through the dimension of history.

It traces in outline, the development of the principal features of English legal institutions and doctrines from Anglo-Saxon times to the introduction Reviews: Appeal Cases (KDL38) includes the reports from the House of Lords, the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (a special court which prepares advisory opinions for the Queen), and Peerage Cases.

Queen’s Bench Division (KDL38) contains the cases decided in the Queen’s Bench division of the High Court of Justice and appeals from there to the Court of. Other articles where English law is discussed: constitution: Great Britain: The English constitution and the English common law grew up together, very gradually, more as the result of the accretion of custom than through deliberate, rational legislation by some “sovereign” lawgiver.

Parliament grew out of the Curia Regis, the King’s Council, in which the monarch originally. Historical introduction to English law and its institutions. London: Sweet & Maxwell, (OCoLC) Online version: Potter, Harold, Historical introduction to English law and its institutions.

London: Sweet & Maxwell, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Harold Potter. English law is the common law legal system of England and Wales, comprising mainly criminal law and civil law, each branch having its own courts and procedures.

It is also, more accurately, termed the law of England and Wales and is applied in agreements that parties will adopt the jurisdiction of England and Wales as well as for matters within the physical jurisdiction.

Get this from a library. An historical introduction to English law and its institutions. [Harold Potter]. Historical development of English Common. Law. nglish common law emerged from the changing and centralizing powers of the king during the Middle Ages. After the Norman Conquest inmedieval kings began to consolidate power and establish new institutions of royal authority and justice.

New forms of legal action established by the crown. Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Potter, Harold, Historical introduction to English law and its institutions.

London: Sweet & Maxwell, Get this from a library. Potter's historical introduction to English law and its institutions. [Harold Potter; A K R Kiralfy].

Introduction, xxxiii Book I Sketch of Early English Legal History Chapter I. The Dark Age in Legal History, pp. 3–28 The diffi culty of beginning, 3 Proposed retrospect, 3 The classical age of Roman law, 4 The beginnings of ecclesiastical law, 4 Third century.

Decline of Roman law, 5 Fourth century. Church and State, 5 Fifth century. History of the Common Law: The Development of Anglo-American Legal Institutions (Aspen Casebook) [Langbein, John H., Lerner, Renee Lettow, Smith, Bruce P.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

History of the Common Law: The Development of Anglo-American Legal Institutions (Aspen Casebook)Reviews: 6. This introductory text explores the historical origins of the main legal institutions that came to characterize the Anglo-American legal tradition, and to distinguish it from European legal systems.

The book contains both text and extracts from historical sources and literature. The book is published in color, and contains over illustrations, many in color, including medieval illuminated. This introduction presents an overview of key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book.

The book is concerned with the civil law as that family of legal systems which have their origins in the law of ancient Rome, and which have since been developed and shaped in the universities and legal systems of continental Europe during the mediaeval and early modem period.

Offered by University of London. The common law of England and Wales is one of the major global legal traditions. This MOOC will give you an introduction to this influential legal system including its history, constitutional background, sources and institutions.

You’ll learn about the different ways in which laws are made and interpreted, the English court system and the increasing. English law. English legal development can be traced back to when William of Normandy gained the crown of England by defeating King Harold at the Battle of Hastings.

Before the arrival of the Normans in there really was no such thing as English law. The Anglo-Saxon legal system was based on the local community.Jurisprudence.

The perceived authenticity of a source of law may rely on a choice of jurisprudence analysis. Tyrants such as Kim Jong-un may wield De facto power, but critics would say he does not exercise power from a de jure (or legitimate) source.

After WWII it was not a valid defence at Nuremberg to say "I was only obeying orders", and the victors hanged Nazis for breaching "universal and.The other major source of English law that has developed through the history of law is the common law, which will now be considered.

The common law is the law made by the courts (which will, often, be based on statutory law). The historical background to the development of the law .