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Introduction to English Legal History

John Baker


This book provides a concise introduction to the history of the main institutions and doctrines of English law, from the earliest times to the present. It retains the structure of the fourth edition (2003) but has been heavily revised to take account of recent research and thinking on the topics addressed. Citations of the companion source-book, Baker and Milsom, have all been amended to refer to the enlarged second edition (2010). The concentration is on the common law rather than on the many statutory regimes and reforms of the last two centuries, but stories begun in earlier periods have be ... More

Keywords: Common law, equity, legal system, legal literature, property law, contract, tort, family law, personal liberty, criminal law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198812609
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198812609.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Baker, author
Professor of the Laws of England, University of Cambridge