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The Inaugural Addresses, Etc. Delivered at the Opening of the Law School in Connection with Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, at the Beginning of the First Term in 1883 (Paperback) Loot Price: R270
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The Inaugural Addresses, Etc. Delivered at the Opening of the Law School in Connection with Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova...

The Inaugural Addresses, Etc. Delivered at the Opening of the Law School in Connection with Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, at the Beginning of the First Term in 1883 (Paperback)

Adams George Archibald

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ... fiction. It is not necessary to go the length of Sir Henry Maine, who, in speaking of this work, (and there should be no better authority) says of it. "That an English lawyer of the time of Henry III. should have been able to put off on his countrymen as a compendium of English law, a treatise of which the entire form, and a third of the contents were directly borrowed from the Corpus Juris, and that he should have ventured on this experiment in a country where the systematic study of the Roman law was formally proscribed, will always be among the most hopeless enigmas of English Jurisprudence." And yet this work, owing much, as undoubtedly it did, to a code that had no force in England, the study of which was actually prohibited, was treated as a repository of ancient customs and met with the most marked favour. Great numbers of manuscript copies were made and scattered over the realm. Many of these are still in existence. There are eight of them in the Book Department of the British Museum at this moment. Two centuries however had still to elapse before the invention of printing, and still another before this book was to be put in type. In that form it has become a recognized exponent of the Common Law, and on it, largely, are based the subsequent systematic treatises on English Law. The Common Law can hardly, therefore, be said to be, as the theory was, a code in existence from time immemorial, not written indeed, but locked up in the breast of Judges, who let out from time to time so much of it as was necessary for the adjudication of the particular cases before them. By their law-making power, the Judges not only created law when there was none, but sometimes by the aid of their fictions, they found out a way indirectly, to repeal acts of...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: July 2012
First published: July 2012
Authors: Adams George Archibald
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 1mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 20
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-54069-0
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-151-54069-2
Barcode: 9781151540690

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