The Chief Sources of English Legal History
By Percy H. Winfield
2000/11 - Beard Books
1587980797 - Paperback - Reprint - 392 pp.
An engrossing presentation of the early history and sources of English law.
Of special interest to legal historians, among others, this book is based on a series of lectures for a course of study at Harvard University Law School in 1923. It presents a history of the sources and literature of English law from its beginning to Blackstone. The exposition of this period can also be associated with the doctrinal roots for American common law. Particular attention is given to statutes, public records, case law, abridgements, and text and practice books.
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Percy Henry Winfield, LL.D., 1878-1953, was Professor of English Law, St. John's College, Cambridge, and the Inner Temple, Barrister-at-Law; as well as Lecturer in Law at St. John's and Trinity Colleges, Cambridge. Dr. Winfield was also the Editor of the Cambridge Law Journal. He authored numerous books on the law.
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