Commentaries on the Laws of England by Sir William Blackstone
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Commentaries on the Laws of England
By Sir William Blackstone

Commentaries on the Laws of England

v. 3 Facsimile of 1 ed (1765-69)

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Commentaries on the Laws of England by Sir William Blackstone

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Sir William Blackstone's "Commentaries on the Laws of England" (1765-1769) stands as the first great effort to reduce the English common law to a unified and rational system. Blackstone demonstrated that the English law as a system of justice was comparable to Roman law and the civil law of the Continent. Clearly and elegantly written, the work achieved immediate reknown and exerted a powerful influence on legal education in England and in America which was to last into the late nineteenth centure. The book is regarded not only as a legal classic but as a literary masterpiece.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226055435
ISBN-10: 0226055434
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 26mm)
Pages: 504
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-Nov-1979
Country of Publication: United States

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Oxford Edition of Blackstone's: Commentaries on the Laws of England by Sir William Blackstone Oxford Edition of Blackstone's: Commentaries on the Laws of England, Paperback (August 2016)

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 second volume addresses central topics of land and property law, known as 'the rights of things'.

Commentaries of Sir William Blackstone, Knight, on the Laws and Constitution of England by Sir William Blackstone Commentaries of Sir William Blackstone, Knight, on the Laws and Constitution of England, Hardback (August 2010)

Part of "ABA Classics Series", this book is suitable as a gift for those involved or interested in the law.

Commentaries on the Laws of England by Sir William Blackstone Commentaries on the Laws of England, Hardback (July 2002)

Blackstone's commentaries stands as the first effort to consolidate English common law into a unified and rational system. The work acheived international renown and exerted a powerful influence on legal education both in England and America.

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Author Biography - Sir William Blackstone

John H. Langbein is professor of law at Yale University. He is the author of numerous books and articles on the history of Anglo-American law, including "Torture and the Law of Proof, " published by the University of Chicago Press.

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