The Oxford Edition of Blackstone's: Commentaries on the Laws of England

Book IV: Of Public Wrongs

Author: William Blackstone

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019107764X

Category: Law

Page: 450

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Oxford's variorum edition of William Blackstone's seminal treatise on the common law of England and Wales offers the definitive account of the Commentaries' development in a modern format. For the first time it is possible to trace the evolution of English law and Blackstone's thought through the eight editions of Blackstone's lifetime, and the authorial corrections of the posthumous ninth edition. Introductions by the general editor and the volume editors set the Commentaries in their historical context, examining Blackstone's distinctive view of the common law, and editorial notes throughout the four volumes assist the modern reader in understanding this key text in the Anglo-American common law tradition. In the final volume of the Commentaries Blackstone presents a comprehensive and critical overview of English criminal law and procedure, prefaced by a discussion of the philosophical and basis of the criminal justice system. His final chapter 'On the Rise, Progress, and Gradual Improvements, of the Laws of England' provides a fitting historical conclusion to the work as a whole.

Commentaries on the Laws of England

Of the Rights of People

Author: William Blackstone

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199600996

Category:

Page: 464

View: 7542

Oxford's variorum edition of William Blackstone's seminal treatise on the common law of England and Wales offers the definitive account of the Commentaries' development in a modern format. For the first time it is possible to trace the evolution of English law and Blackstone's thought through the eight editions of Blackstone's lifetime, and the authorial corrections of the posthumous ninth edition. Introductions by the general editor and the volume editors set the Commentaries in their historical context, examining Blackstone's distinctive view of the common law, and editorial notes throughout the four volumes assist the modern reader in understanding this key text in the Anglo-American common law tradition. Book I: Of the Rights of People covers the key topics of constitutional and public law. Blackstone's inaugural lecture 'On the Study of the Law' introduces a series of general essays on the nature of law, including a chapter on 'The Absolute Rights of Individuals' . This is followed by an extended account of England's political constitution. The various categories of people or subjects are then surveyed, with special attention to the rights and obligations of masters and servants, husbands and wives, parents and children, and lastly 'artificial persons', or corporations. In addition to David Lemmings' introduction to the volume, Book I includes an introduction from the General Editor Wilfrid Prest.

The William Blackstone Collection in the Yale Law Library

A Bibliographical Catalogue

Author: Catherine Spicer Eller,Yale Law Library

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 0963010654

Category: Law

Page: 113

View: 4766

Includes the Commentaries in English, Irish, American and foreign editions; English, American and foreign abridgements and extracts; the comic Blackstone, works founded on the commentaries, Blackstone's miscellaneous works, and Blackstone biography and criticism.

The Law Student's Helper

A Monthly Magazine for the Student in and Out of Law School

Author: William Cyrus Sprague,Griffith Ogden Ellis,Frederick R. Austin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 6046

The Oxford Companion to Law

Author: David M. Walker

Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 1366

View: 9608

Legal terms are defined, concepts and principles explained, and notable judges and jurists portrayed from the origins of the Western legal tradition in ancient Greece and Rome to the present

The Oxford companion to American law

Author: Kermit Hall,David Scott Clark

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 912

View: 5990

The comprehensive reference guide to American law features entries written by more than three hundred experts on everything from the Salem witchcraft trials to wiretapping.

Law of crimes in India

Author: Ram Chandra Nigam

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 538

View: 8529

For instruction and research

a century of library collections at Stanford : an exhibition catalogue issued on the occasion of Stanford University's centennial

Author: Edith Belle Gelles,Stanford University. Libraries

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic libraries

Page: 103

View: 5773

Studies in Justinian's Institutes

in memory of J.A.C. Thomas

Author: Peter Stein,Joseph Anthony Charles Thomas,A. D. E. Lewis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Institutiones

Page: 209

View: 1825

The Law of Crime

Author: William Livesey Burdick

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Criminal law

Page: N.A

View: 5870

Legal Bibliography ...

A Quarterly Sheet, Furnishing a Record of Current Publications in Legal Literature

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 2865

The Economist

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Economic history

Page: N.A

View: 5776