Historical Foundations of the Common Law

Historical Foundations of the Common Law

Book - 1981
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This book is directed at the central difficulty in legal history: one is not reconstructing earlier answers to modern questions, but earlier questions; and they were different in kind. Today we see law as a system of substantive rules which can be explained in textbooks, altered by legislation, and embodied in a restatement or a code. It is somehow separate from society and needs separate adjustment; and there is a simple relationship between legal and other change. If this had always been so, legal and social and economic history would all be easy. They are not.
Publisher: Toronto : Butterworths, 1981
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9780409850055
Branch Call Number: 347.41 MIL
Characteristics: xiii, 475 p. ; 22 cm.

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