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The Oxford Edition of Blackstone's: Commentaries on the Laws of England William Blackstone

The Oxford Edition of Blackstone's: Commentaries on the Laws of England By William Blackstone

The Oxford Edition of Blackstone's: Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone


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The only variorum edition of Blackstone's seminal treatise on the common law, tracing the evolution of Blackstone's thought from the first to the ninth edition. The third volume focuses on civil remedies, and courts and procedure, including equity.

The Oxford Edition of Blackstone's: Commentaries on the Laws of England Summary

The Oxford Edition of Blackstone's: Commentaries on the Laws of England: Book III: Of Private Wrongs by William Blackstone

Oxford's variorum edition of William Blackstone's seminal treatise on the common law of England and Wales offers the definitive account of the Commentaries' development in a modern format. For the first time it is possible to trace the evolution of English law and Blackstone's thought through the eight editions of Blackstone's lifetime, and the authorial corrections of the posthumous ninth edition. Introductions by the general editor and the volume editors set the Commentaries in their historical context, examining Blackstone's distinctive view of the common law, and editorial notes throughout the four volumes assist the modern reader in understanding this key text in the Anglo-American common law tradition. Entitled Of Private Wrongs, Book III can be divided into three principal parts. The first describes the multiple courts in England and their jurisdictions, including the wrongs cognizable in each of them. The second describes some aspects of the substantive common law: wrongs to persons and to personal and real property. The third describes the processes of litigation in the courts of common law and equity.

The Oxford Edition of Blackstone's: Commentaries on the Laws of England Reviews

a unique and valuable contribution to scholarship ... future scholars will benefit immensely from this exceptionally valuable contribution to legal history. * Ian Williams, The Journal of Legal History *
Blackstone's Commentaries remain a central source for understanding both historical and modern Anglo-American law - as well as many debates in Anglo-American legal philosophy - and Oxford University Press's new edition of the Commentaries offers a valuable new resource for studying them. * Brian Bix, Frederick W. Thomas Professor of Law and Philosophy, Jotwell *

About William Blackstone

Professor Thomas P. Gallanis is a prize-winning legal historian and comparative lawyer and an expert on trust, succession, property, and fiduciary law and the history of the common law. He was awarded the Selden Society's David Yale Prize for his scholarly article on the history of evidence law, which was judged 'a distinguished contribution to the history of the laws and legal institutions of England and Wales'. He has been a visiting fellow of All Souls College (Oxford) and Magdalene College (Cambridge), the Herbert Smith Visitor in the law faculty of Cambridge University, and a Mellon fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton).

Table of Contents

BOOK THE THIRD: OF PRIVATE WRONGS

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GOR011749534
9780199601011
0199601011
The Oxford Edition of Blackstone's: Commentaries on the Laws of England: Book III: Of Private Wrongs by William Blackstone
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