The Collected Papers of Frederic William Maitland: Volume 1

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Frederic William Maitland (1850-1906) was a pioneering English legal historian. Originally published in 1911, this book forms one of three volumes of Maitland's collected papers. Taken together the texts cover a broad range of areas, with some philosophical and biographical subject matter, but for the most part they relate to the spheres of legal and social history. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in legal history and Maitland's contribution to it.

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Overview

Frederic William Maitland (1850-1906) was a pioneering English legal historian. Originally published in 1911, this book forms one of three volumes of Maitland's collected papers. Taken together the texts cover a broad range of areas, with some philosophical and biographical subject matter, but for the most part they relate to the spheres of legal and social history. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in legal history and Maitland's contribution to it.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781107642942
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 10/31/2013
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 510
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

1. A historical sketch of liberty and equality; 2. The law of real property; 3. The laws of Wales. The kindred and the blood feud; 4. The criminal liability of the hundred; 5. Mr Herbert Spencer's theory of society; 6. The early history of malice aforethought; 7. The seisin of chattels; 8. The mystery of seisin; 9. The deacon and the Jewess; or, apostasy at common law; 10. The beatitude of seisin; 11. The suitors of the country court; 12. The shallows and silences of real life; 13. Why the history of English law is not written.

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