Ancient Law

Author: Henry Maine
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1596052260
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This is a pioneering work of legal history, one that has had an immeasurable effect not only on English lawyer and historian SIR HENRY JAMES SUMNER MAINE (1822-1888) lectured on legal issues at Oxford and Cambridge and contributed to the ...

Ancient Law

Author: Henry Sumner Maine, Sir
Publisher: IndyPublish.com
ISBN: 9781435394872
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Ancient Law And Modern Understanding

Author: Alan Watson
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0820341150
Size: 70.63 MB
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Knowledge of its law is a great tool for understanding a society, but it must be
used with care. Insofar as law mirrors society, it is a distorting mirror. The problem
is this. Law is a human construct. It has to be created and recognized, a process
involving some formality. But generally legislatures are not much interested in
making law, provided that the tax money rolls in and the peace is kept. By default
legislatures allow others to make law—jurists in ancient Rome, professors in
medieval ...