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The forms of action are a part of the structure upon which rests the whole common law of England and, though we may have buried them, they still, as Maitland says, rule us from their graves. The following extract is taken from the editors' preface: 'The evasion of the burden of archaic procedure and of such barbaric tests of truth as battle, ordeal and wager of law, by the development of new forms and new law out of criminal or quasi criminal procedure and the inquest of neighbour-witnesses has never been described with this truth and clearness. He makes plain a great chapter of legal history which the learners and even the lawyers of today have almost abandoned in despair. The text of the chief writs is given after the lectures ...'

Synopsis:

This study looks at the forms of action and how they are a part of the structure upon which rests the whole common law of England.

Table of Contents

Lecture I; Lecture II; Lecture III; Lecture IV; Lecture V; Lecture VI; Lecture VII; Select writs.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521091855
Author:
Maitland, Frederic W.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Maitland, Frederic William
Author:
Chaytor, A. H.
Author:
Whittaker, W. J.
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
History
Subject:
International
Subject:
Constitutional
Subject:
Law : General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20061131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
88
Dimensions:
5.51x8.50x.21 in. .27 lbs.

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