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The common law and English jurisprudence, 1760-1850

Lobban, Michael (1991) The common law and English jurisprudence, 1760-1850. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780198252931

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In this book, Michael Lobban argues that a proper understanding of English law and jurisprudence in the period is needed to clarify the nature of common-law practice and the way in which it was envisaged by its practitioners. He questions some commonly-accepted views of the nature of the common law itself and argues that attempts - notably those by Blackstone and Bentham - to expound or to criticize common law in essentially theoretical terms were mistaken. His approach is not a philosophically-based one, but he is concerned with the evolution and spread of judicial ideas which were grounded upon the work of moral and political philosophers, and makes a valuable corrective contribution to our historical understanding of a critically important period in legal history

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Additional Information: © 1991 Oxford University Press
Divisions: Law
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
K Law > KD England and Wales
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2013 13:01
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