Author: Henry Sumner Maine

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Author: Henry Maine,Henry Sumner Maine, Sir

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1596052260

Category: History

Page: 260

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This treatise on the study of early municipal institutions, first published in 1861, has been likened, in its influence and importance, to Darwin's Origin of Species. With this slim volume, Maine, one of the most brilliant classical sc Through an intense focus on the contribution of Roman code to modern jurisprudence, Maine explores early ideas about property, wills, contracts, and crime. This is a pioneering work of legal history, one that has had an immeasurable effect not only on English lawyer and historian SIR HENRY JAMES SUMNER MAINE (1822-1888) lectured on legal issues at Oxford and Cambridge and contributed to the codification of law in India. His works include Village Communities in the East and the West, The Early Histor Popular Government.
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Its Connection with the Early History of Society, and Its Relation to Modern Ideas

Author: Sir Henry Sumner Maine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Comparative law

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Author: John W. Cairns

Publisher: Hart Publishing

ISBN: 1841131571

Category: Law

Page: 427

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This collection of essays is at the cutting edge of contemporary research on Roman law, comparative law, and legal history. The text provides new perspectives and insights on a wide range of areas.
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Volume 1: The Ancient Near East

Author: Elisabeth Meier Tetlow

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826416285

Category: History

Page: 338

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Crime and punishment, criminal law and its administration, are areas of ancient history that have been explored less than many other aspects of ancient civilizations. Throughout history women have been affected by crime both as victims and as offenders. Yet, in the ancient world customary laws were created by men, formal laws were written by men, and both were interpreted and enforced by men.
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Specific Articles

Author: Wallace Johnson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780691636320

Category: History

Page: 622

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This is the second and final volume of the annotated translation of a seminal Chinese legal text. The T'ang Code, written in 653 A.D., is the most important legal text in East Asian history. Not only is it China's earliest law code to survive in its entirety, influencing all subsequent Chinese law, but it has also served as a model for codes of law in other East Asian countries, including Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. This is the only translation of the T'ang code into a Western language. The first volume of the Code, published in translation in 1979, specifies the basic principles of T'ang law and explains the structural standards for applying these principles. Volume II describes acts that are punishable by law and enumerates their punishments. For contemporary readers, the T'ang Code is more than simply a legal document. Studying the 445 "specific articles" sheds considerable light on Chinese culture. The portrait that emerges has surprising resonances in present-day Chinese society--its emphasis on the preservation of the family and the interrelatedness of authority and responsibility, for example. As Western relations with the countries of East Asia continue to expand today, it is increasingly important that we understand the complexities of a legal system that has evolved over more than fifteen centuries. The availability of the complete T'ang Code in English is a significant contribution to this understanding. Originally published in 1997. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
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Author: Dennis P. Kehoe,Thomas McGinn

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472130439

Category: History

Page: 216

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An engaging look at how ancient Greeks and Romans crafted laws that fit--and, in turn, changed--their worlds
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Its Connection with the Early History of Society, and Its Relation to Modern Ideas

Author: Henry Sumner Maine

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108044948

Category: History

Page: 428

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This hugely influential book of 1861 remains a landmark work in the intellectual history of jurisprudence.
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Containing the Institutional Triads of Dyvnwal Moelmud, the Laws of Howel the Good, Triadical Commentaries, Code of Education, and the Hunting Laws of Wales; to which are Added, the Historical Triads of Britain

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Hywel Dda, Laws of

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Its Connection with the Early History of Society , and Its Relation to Modern Ideas

Author: Henry Sumner Maine, Sir

Publisher: Hardpress Publishing

ISBN: 9781313159302

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Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.
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Author: Gerard Malynes

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ISBN: N.A

Category: Commercial law

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At the Edges

Author: Alan Watson

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820341150

Category: Law

Page: 168

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In Ancient Law and Modern Understanding Alan Watson proposes that ancient law is relevant and important for understanding history, theology, sociology, and literature. "Law, though technical," he writes, "is not remote from scholarship on other matters, and law is a central element in society." From Homeric Greece to present-day Armenia, Watson examines law's influence. Without a sensitivity to technical legal language, scholars of literature or history miss much: the use of puns in Plautus, Sulla's claim that Julius Caesar was descended from a slave, the relationship between the Synoptic Gospels. Legal history is an essential tool for understanding society, Watson argues, but it must be applied with knowledge of how law moves from one society to the next, legal reliance on authority, juristic concern with apparent trivia, and the impact on legal growth.
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Its Connection with the Early History of Society and Its Relation to Modern Ideas

Author: Sir Henry Sumner Maine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Comparative law

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Author: Henry Sumner Maine, Sir

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781484914526

Category: Fiction

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I need hardly say that the publication of the Twelve Tables is not the earliest point at which we can take up the history of law. The ancient Roman code belongs to a class of which almost every civilised nation in the world can show a sample, and which, so far as the Roman and Hellenic worlds were concerned, were largely diffused over them at epochs not widely distant from one another. They appeared under exceedingly similar circumstances, and were produced, to our knowledge, by very similar causes. Unquestionably, many jural phenomena lie behind these codes and preceded them in point of time. Not a few documentary records exist which profess to give us information concerning the early phenomena of law; but, until philology has effected a complete analysis of the Sanskrit literature, our best sources of knowledge are undoubtedly the Greek Homeric poems, considered of course not as a history of actual occurrences, but as a description, not wholly idealised, of a state of society known to the writer. However the fancy of the poet may have exaggerated certain features of the heroic age, the prowess of warriors and the potency of gods, there is no reason to believe that it has tampered with moral or metaphysical conceptions which were not yet the subjects of conscious observation; and in this respect the Homeric literature is far more trustworthy than those relatively later documents which pretend to give an account of times similarly early, but which were compiled under philosophical or theological influences. If by any means we can determine the early forms of jural conceptions, they will be invaluable to us. These rudimentary ideas are to the jurist what the primary crusts of the earth are to the geologist. They contain, potentially, all the forms in which law has subsequently exhibited itself. The haste or the prejudice which has generally refused them all but the most superficial examination, must bear the blame of the unsatisfactory condition in which we find the science of jurisprudence. The inquiries of the jurist are in truth prosecuted much as inquiry in physics and physiology was prosecuted before observation had taken the place of assumption. Theories, plausible and comprehensive, but absolutely unverified, such as the Law of Nature or the Social Compact, enjoy a universal preference over sober research into the primitive history of society and law; and they obscure the truth not only by diverting attention from the only quarter in which it can be found, but by that most real and most important influence which, when once entertained and believed in, they are enabled to exercise on the later stages of jurisprudence.
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Author: William Neilson Hancock,Thaddeus O'Mahony,Alexander George Richey,William Maunsell Hennessy,Robert Atkinson

Publisher: N.A

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Category: Ireland

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