Law in the City: Proceedings of the Seventeenth British Legal History Conference, London, 2005

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The essays collected in this volume illuminate a rich variety of important legal historical topics, using a range of methods. In keeping with the traditions of the British Legal History Conference, the biennial showcase for general British legal history, contributors to the conference ranged widely within and without the overall theme; the volume of proceedings collects and publishes some of the best papers. Contributors include: Isabella Alexander (Robinson, Cambridge), Paul Brand (All Souls, Oxford), Andrea ...
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Overview

The essays collected in this volume illuminate a rich variety of important legal historical topics, using a range of methods. In keeping with the traditions of the British Legal History Conference, the biennial showcase for general British legal history, contributors to the conference ranged widely within and without the overall theme; the volume of proceedings collects and publishes some of the best papers. Contributors include: Isabella Alexander (Robinson, Cambridge), Paul Brand (All Souls, Oxford), Andrea Bryan Jarman (U Westminster), Lorie Charlesworth (Liverpool John Moores U), Carla Crifò (U Leicester), Dirk Heirbaut (Ghent U), N.G. Jones (Magdalene, Cambridge), Andrew Lewis (UCL), Paul Mitchell (King’s College London), Ruth Paley (History of Parliament), Jonathan Rose (Arizona State U), Marcel Senn (U Zürich), Chantal Stebbings (U Exeter), Warren Swain (U Durham), Penny Tucker, Sarah Tullis (St Hugh’s College, Oxford), Stephen Waddams (U Toronto), Samantha Worby.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781846820380
  • Publisher: Four Courts Press
  • Publication date: 5/20/2007
  • Pages: 345

Table of Contents

The City and the common law : the contribution of London to modern English law 1
Glanvill continued : a reassessment 15
Consanguinity and the common law : 'idle ingenuities' in Bracton? 24
The making of English thirteenth-century legislation : some new evidence 42
Thirteenth-century legislation on mortmain alienations in Flanders and its influence upon France and England 54
Feodo de Compedibus Vocato le Sewet : the medieval prison 'oeconomy' 72
The trust beneficiary's interest before R. v. Holland (1648) 95
Localism v. centralism : tensions in the administration of tax in nineteenth-century England and America 119
The will theory of contract in the nineteenth century : its influence and its limitations 163
The 'creation' of the default judgment in nineteenth-century English procedural reforms 181
Poor law in the city : a comparative analysis of the successful legal resistance to the implementation of the Poor Law Amendment Act 1834 in the cities of Chester and Liverpool 206
The lord chancellor, the poets and the courtesan : public morality and copyright law in the early nineteenth century 230
Legal education in England and the German historical school of law in the nineteenth century 249
Law and India at King's College London 262
Dragging the law into disrepute 283
What were the principles of nineteenth-century contract law? 305
Urban commons : from customary use to community right on Scotland's bleaching greens 319
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