The Story of Law / Edition 2

The Story of Law / Edition 2

by Zane, Charles J. Reid
     
 

ISBN-10: 0865971919

ISBN-13: 9780865971912

Pub. Date: 06/01/1998

Publisher: Liberty Fund, Incorporated

Written for the layman as well as the attorney, The Story of Law is the only complete outline history of the law ever published. "It is," too, noted journalist William Allen White of the original edition, "the sort of book that any lawyer could take home and give to his children in their teens and twenties as a justification of his career." Moreover,

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Written for the layman as well as the attorney, The Story of Law is the only complete outline history of the law ever published. "It is," too, noted journalist William Allen White of the original edition, "the sort of book that any lawyer could take home and give to his children in their teens and twenties as a justification of his career." Moreover, The Story of Law has well been termed "the perfect book for introducing the beginning law student to the origin and history of the law." John M. Zane lucidly describes the growth and improvement of the law over thousands of years, and he points out that an increasing awareness of the individual as a person who is responsible for decision and action gradually transformed the law. The seventeen chapters include "The Physical Basis of Law," "Law Among Primordial Men," "Babylonian Law," "The Jewish Law," "Law Among the Greeks," "The Roman Creation of Modern Law," "Medieval Law in Europe," "The Origins of English Law," and "International Law." Professor Charles J. Reid, Jr., of Emory University School of Law, has contributed an unsurpassed forty-page "Selected Bibliography on Legal History" that will be of enormous interest to academics, students, practicing attorneys, and general readers alike.

John M. Zane (1863–1937) was a distinguished attorney.

Charles J. Reid, Jr., is a professor of law at Emory University School of Law, Atlanta.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780865971912
Publisher:
Liberty Fund, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/01/1998
Edition description:
Second edition
Pages:
625
Sales rank:
994,692
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 8.86(h) x (d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations vii Foreword by Charles J. Reid, Jr. ix Introduction by James M. Beck xxiii 1 The Physical Basis of Law 1
2 Law Among Primordial Men 17
3 The Aryan Law 46
4 Babylonian Law 61
5 The Jewish Law 79
6 Law Among the Greeks 98
7 A Greek Lawsuit 119
8 Greek Philosophy of Law 132
9 The Roman Creation of Modern Law 148
10 The Greek Compilation of Roman Law 174
11 Medieval Law in Europe 184
12 The Origins of English Law 207
13 English Law—Righteous and Unrighteous 234
14 The Reconciliation of the English Systems of Law 283
15 The Absolute Reign of Law 334
16 International Law 390
17 Conclusion 413 Appendix: The Five Ages of the Bench and Bar of England 431 Bibliography of the Works of John Maxcy Zane 531 Selected Bibliography on Legal History 535 Index 575

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