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Published: 13 May 2010

816 Pages


ISBN: 9780199546800

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Chapter 1

Baker and Milsom Sources of English Legal History

Private Law to 1750

Second Edition

John Baker

  • The definitive source book on the development of the common law of persons, obligations, and property - an essential reference point for all legal historians or comparative lawyers engaged in this history of the common law
  • Translates the sources into modern, accessible English, making the primary materials accessible to students of legal history
  • The sources themselves offer a rich resource for historians of English society, government, and economics, revealing the operation of the courts in personal and economic disputes

New to this Edition:

  • Includes new sources discovered since the first edition published in 1986
  • Comprehensively revised and updated in light of recent scholarship, including corrections to some sources in light of law reports that were previously unavailable

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