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    Ancient Law (Paperback) By (author) Sir Henry James Sumner Maine

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    DescriptionThis treatise on the study of early municipal institutions, first published in 1861, has been likened, in its influence and importance, to Darwin's Origin of Species. With this slim volume, Maine, one of the most brilliant classical scholars of his day, created a natural history of law by demonstrating that our notion of legality is as much the product of historical development as biological organisms are the outcome of evolution. Through an intense focus on the contribution of Roman code to modern jurisprudence, Maine explores early ideas about property, wills, contracts, and crime. This is a pioneering work of legal history, one that has had an immeasurable effect not only on our understanding of ancient concepts of justice and punishment but on the view of civilization itself as an arrangement of public rules and statutes. English lawyer and historian SIR HENRY JAMES SUMNER MAINE (1822-1888) lectured on legal issues at Oxford and Cambridge and contributed to the codification of law in India. His works include Village Communities in the East and the West, The Early History of Institutions, and Popular Government.


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    Title
    Ancient Law
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sir Henry James Sumner Maine
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 260
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 286 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781596052260
    ISBN 10: 1596052260
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA, HBJK
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    LC classification: DE
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036000, HIS002000
    BIC subject category V2: LAZ
    DC21: 340.53
    DC22: 340.53
    BISAC V2.8: LAW060000
    Thema V1.0: LAZ, NHK, NHC
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    COSIMO CLASSICS
    Imprint name
    COSIMO CLASSICS
    Publication date
    30 September 2005