By Thomas Garden Barnes,Allen D. Boyer

In a sequence of fifteen vibrant essays, this ebook discusses the contributions of serious common-law jurists and singular documents—namely the Magna Carta and the legislation and Liberties of Massachusetts—that have formed universal legislations, from its origins in twelfth-century England to its arrival within the American colonies.
Featured jurists comprise such widely known figures as Glanvill, Francis Bacon, Sir Edward Coke, and John Selden, in addition to much less recognized yet influential writers like Richard Hooker, Michael Dalton, William Hudson, and Sir Matthew Hale. around the essays, the jurists' personalities are given voice, the context of time and occasions made transparent, and the ongoing influence of the texts emphasised. Taken as an entire, the publication bargains an easy reverence for the achievements of those males and legislation books and a deep admire for the position historic occasions have performed within the improvement of the typical legislations.

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