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144 Pages | 6 black and white illustrations

6.9 x 4.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198705628

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The Common Law: A Very Short Introduction

Joshua Getzler

Very Short Introductions

  • Explains the main principles of the common law, a body of rules and procedures dating back to 11th and 12th century England
  • Includes the historical background to the main institutions of the law
  • Explains how the main subject categories of law were developed
  • Explores the differences in practice between the UK, USA, and the old nations of the British Empire
  • Assesses the political content and implications of the law
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introduction series - over seven million copies sold worldwide