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    The History of English Law: Volume 1: v. 1: Before the Time of Edward I (Paperback) By (author) Sir Frederick Pollock, By (author) F. W. Maitland

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    DescriptionAlthough this book was envisaged as a joint venture and bears the name of both Pollock and Maitland, it is substantially the work of Maitland. It was recognised at once as a masterpiece and has since been accepted as one of the great histories in the English language. In Maitland's lifetime Acton pronounced him the ablest historian in England. Plucknett said that 'everything he wrote exercises a deep fascination and a personal attraction'. To Sir Maurice Powicke he was 'one of the immortals'. Lord Annan, in the preface to his Leslie Stephen, called him 'perhaps the greatest of all professional historians'. To read The History of English Law, even many years after Maitland's death, is to feel at once the touch of a master. That touch could only be weakened by editing, so the present issue is a reprint of the second edition but with an introductory essay and a select bibliography by S. F. C. Milsom, Professor of Legal History in the University of London.


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    Title
    The History of English Law: Volume 1: v. 1
    Subtitle
    Before the Time of Edward I
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sir Frederick Pollock, By (author) F. W. Maitland
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 800
    Width: 151 mm
    Height: 227 mm
    Thickness: 40 mm
    Weight: 1,050 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521095150
    ISBN 10: 0521095158
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27780
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBLH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JF, 3JH
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: LE
    Libri: I-LE
    B&T General Subject: 490
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BIC subject category V2: 3JH, 3JF, 1DBK
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 340.0942
    LC classification: KD532 .P64 1968
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 340/.0942
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: LAW018000, LAW060000
    DC23: 340/.0942
    BISAC region code: 1.1.2.2.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: NHD
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Reissued ed.
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    29 May 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Table of contents
    Book I: 1. The Dark Age in English Legal History; 2. Anglo-Saxon Law; 3. Norman Law; 4. England under the Norman Kings; 5. Roman and Canon Law; 6. The Age of Glanvill; 7. The Age of Bracton; Book II: 1. Tenure; 2. The Sorts and conditions of men; 3. Jurisdiction and the Communities of the Land.