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

Book IV: Of Public Wrongs

Author: William Blackstone

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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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 Public Wrongs

Author: William Blackstone

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 448

View: 733

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 Public Wrongs)

Author: William Blackstone

Publisher: Standard Publications Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Law

Page: 608

View: 507

Commentaries on the Laws of England are an treatise on the common law of England by Sir William Blackstone. The Commentaries are considered as the leading work on the development of English law and also they played a great role in the development of the American legal system. The Commentaries were influential mainly because they were in fact readable, and because they met a need. The work is as much an apologia for the legal system of the time as it is an explanation; even when the law was obscure, Blackstone sought to make it seem rational, just, and inevitable that things should be how they were.

Blackstone and Oxford

An Exhibition Held at the Bodleian Library, Oxford, on the Occasion of the Bicentenary of Sir William Blackstone, 1723-1780

Author: Bodleian Library

Publisher:

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Category: Reference

Page: 43

View: 113

The Oxford Companion to Law

Author: David M. Walker

Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: Law

Page: 1366

View: 601

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

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 912

View: 751

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.