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

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

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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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series, The Oxford History of the Laws of England is the first full-length history of the English law that takes unpublished sources into account.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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  • Multiple copy pack | 3840 pages
  • 180 x 242 x 166mm | 5,420.4g
  • 02 May 2010
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford
  • English
  • 019925883X
  • 9780199258833
  • 616,108

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William Cornish, FBA, QC (Hon) is the author of Law and Society in England, 1750-1950 (1989). He was Professor of English Law at the LSE and then Professor of Law at Cambridge. At both he taught Modern Legal History and Intellectual Property. His interest in law of the Victorian age grew from a desire to make his students more alive to the historical background of their studies. He has been the coordinator of the present Volumes. Work on them has largely absorbed his energies since retirement. of Intellectual Property Law, University of Cambridge. Stuart Anderson began his career as a Lecturer in law at LSE, before moving to a lecturership (CUF) at Oxford and a fellowship at Hertford College. He is now a Professor of law at the University of Otago, New Zealand. He is the author of Lawyers and the Making of English Land Law 1832-1940. He is a member of the Reference Group supporting the Recovering New Zealand's Lost Cases project conducted by staff at the Victoria University of Wellington. University of Otago. Before becoming a Professor at Keele University Raymond Cocks taught at the Universities of Sussex and Kingston. He has had a long-term interest in modern legal history and has published on a range of topics including the legal professions, the Ashdown Forest Case, the thought of Sir Henry Maine, the role of Parliamentary Counsel and British law in India. Michael Lobban is Professor of Legal History at Queen Mary, University of London. He is the author of The Common Law and English Jurisprudence 1760-1850 (1991) and of A History of the Philosophy of Law in the Common Law World (2007). A historian by training, he has written widely on the history of English legal thought and legal practice. He is particularly interested in exploring how the development of law is shaped by the contexts in which legal problems present themselves, and by the way lawyers in different generations make sense of these problems. Queen Mary, University of London Patrick Polden studied history at Reading University and wrote his doctoral thesis on the Addington Administration. After a spell as a solicitor he returned to academic life at Brunel University, where he is a Professor in the Law School. His writings include books on the Thellusson will case, the County Courts and the Lord Chancellor's Department and articles on various aspects of modern British legal history including wills, property and trusts; judges and lawyers; civil justice and the courts. University 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 ...an 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

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