The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume 11, 12, 13I: 1820-1914

The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume 11, 12, 13I: 1820-1914

Multiple copy pack Oxford History of the Laws of England

By (author) William Cornish, By (author) J.Stuart Anderson, By (author) Raymond Cocks, By (author) Michael Lobban, By (author) Patrick Polden, By (author) Keith Smith


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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Multiple copy pack | 3840 pages
  • Dimensions: 180mm x 242mm x 166mm | 5,420g
  • Publication date: 2 May 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 019925883X
  • ISBN 13: 9780199258833
  • Sales rank: 611,693

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A landmark series, The Oxford History of the Laws of England is the first full-length history of the English law that takes unpublished sources into account. The thirteen volumes provide not merely a history of law, but also a history of the impact of law on English society. Given its unprecedented scope and coverage, this series will be an indispensable resource for law and history libraries.

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Keith Smith is the author of works on both modern and historical aspects of criminal law, and on Victorian intellectual history. His books include, Lawyers, Legislators and Theorists (Oxford, 1998) and James Fitzjames Stephen: Portrait of a Victorian Rationalist (Cambridge, 1988). He is currently Professor of Law at Cardiff University Law School, where he has taught criminal law and legal history

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Every section prompts more thought... A model of how legal history should be written. Stephen Sedley, The London Review of Books I believe that anyone who has the slightest interest in the development of this country, and its institutions, and who seeks an understanding of how we come to be where we are now, will find endless fascination in these many pages. Lord Chief Justice, The Right Honourable Lord Judge This outstanding and elegant work deserves the widest possible readership. It is essential for those who are passionate about our legal heritage; for the merely curious it will provide the passion. David Perry QC, 6 King's Bench Walk ...these three volumes provide a detailed survey of English law, its institutions and the historical forces which impinged on them...If you are seeking a special insight and degree of authority, conferred by depth of understanding and breadth of knowledge of the devlopment and evolution of law, I can scarcely think of a more vital and valuable addition to your law library Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor, Richmond Green Chambers On Volume XI ...the authors in their manifest state that this volume is aimed primarily at legal historians. Undoubtedly this audience has much to gain from the volume as providing a rarely available, holistic treatment of legal institutions in the early nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Yet so, too, could both scholars of the modern law and historians usefully engage in a perusal of its contents. Charlotte Smith, University of Reading, The Edinburgh Law Review Vol 15 On Volume XII excellent volume. Even those who are familiar with the progress of private law in the nineteenth and early twentieth century will learn a great deal from its pages. Warren Swain, University of Durham, Edinburgh Law Review On Volume XIII This volume should become a key point of reference for historians whose accounts of the period have not found much room to accommodate legal processes and developments. The clarity of the writing throughout and the detailed index make the information readily accessible. Phil Handler, University of Manchester, The Edinburgh Law Review Vol 15 It is a model of how legal history should be written Stephen Sedley, London Review of Books

Table of contents

VOLUME XI ; PART ONE ENGLISH LAW IN AN INDUSTRIALISING SOCIETY ; I. Introduction ; II. Government and People ; III. Sources of Law ; IV. Theories of Law and Government ; V. Law and Religion ; VI. Political Economy and Law ; VII. Empire's Law ; VIII. International Law ; IX. Private International Law ; PART TWO PUBLIC LAW ; I. Parliament ; II. Central Executive: The Legal Structure of State Institutions ; III. The Church and the State ; IV. The Army ; V. Local Government ; VI. Judicial Review ; PART THREE THE COURTS OF LAW ; I. General Introduction ; II. The Judicial Roles of the House of Lords and Privy Council 1820-1914 ; III. The Superior Courts of Common Law ; IV. The Court of Chancery 1820-1875 ; V. The Civilian Courts and the Probate, Divorce, and Division ; VI. The Judicature Acts ; VII. The Government and the Organization of the Supreme Court of Judicature ; VIII. The Courts of Appeal ; IX. The King's/Queen's Bench Division ; X. The Chancery Division ; XI. Local Courts ; XII. The County Courts ; XIV. Coroners and their Courts ; PART FOUR THE LEGAL PROFESSIONS ; I. The Judiciary ; II. Barristers ; III. The Institutions and Governance of the Bar ; IV. Solicitors ; V. The Educaton of Lawyers ; VOLUME XII PRIVATE LAW ; PART ONE PROPERTY ; I. Succession, Inheritance, and the Family ; II. Property Rights in Land: Reforming the Heritage ; III. Land Transactions: Settlement and Sales ; IV. Leases, Morgages, and Servitudes ; V. Changing the Nature of Real Property Law ; VI. Trusts and Trustees ; PART TWO CONTRACT ; I. Introduction ; II. The Formation of Contracts: Offer and Acceptance ; III. Consideration ; IV. Misrepresentation ; V. Mistake ; VI. Contractual Terms and their Performance ; VII. Contractual Remedies ; VIII. Restitutionary Remedies ; PART THREE COMMERCIAL LAW ; I. Joint Stock Companies ; II. The Law or Insurance ; III. Negotiable Instruments ; IV. Bankruptcy and Insolvency ; V. Consumar Credit and Debt ; PART FOUR TORT ; I. The Development of Tort Law ; II. Negligence ; III. Personal Injuries ; IV. Workplace Injuries ; V. Intentional and Economic Torts ; VI. Nuisance ; VII. Property Torts ; VOLUME XIII ; PART ONE CRIMINAL LAW ; I. General Introduction and Overview ; II. The Establishment of English Policing in the Nineteenth Century ; III. The Trial: Adversarial Characteristics and Responsibilities ; IV. Sentencing and Review ; V. Punishment: Death and Transfiguration ; VI. The Sources and Form of the Criminal Law ; VII. General Principles of Criminal Law ; VIII. Strict and Vicarious Liability: Regulatory Offences ; IX. Securing the State ; X. Public Morality and Social Control ; XI. Protecting Property from Dishonesty and Harm ; XII. Offences Against the Person ; PART TWO STATUTES, SOCIAL REFORM, AND CONTROL ; I. Introduction: 'Legislation the Only Remedy' ; II. The Poor Law ; III. Charity and Education ; IV. Health for the Public ; V. Safety in Factories, Shops, and Ships ; VI. Building Houses, and Planning Communities ; VII. Conclusion ; PART THREE LABOUR LAW ; I. From Labouring to Employment: 1820-1867 ; II. The Roots of Collective Action ; III. Law and Organised Labour: 1867-1914 ; PART FOUR LAW OF PERSONS: FAMILY AND OTHER RELATIONSHIPS ; I. Family Law, Family Authority ; II. Marriage ; III. Wives: The Quest for Civil Independence ; IV. Marital Breakdown: Separation and the Coming of Judicial Divorce ; V. Children ; VI. Insanity and Mental Deficiency ; VII. Foreign Elements in Family Disputes ; PART FIVE PERSONALITY RIGHTS AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ; I. Personal Reputation, Privacy and Intellectual Creativity ; II. Copyright ; III. Patents for Inventions ; IV. Industial Property: Designs for Products ; V. Trade Secrets and Other Confidences ; VI. Industrial Property: Trade Marks and Unfair Competition ; Index