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Shaping the Common Law: From Glanvill to Hale, 1188-1688

Thomas Garden Barnes and Allen D. Boyer


This book discusses the contributions of great common-law jurists and singular documents—namely the Magna Carta and the Laws and Liberties of Massachusetts—that have shaped common law, from its origins in twelfth-century England to its arrival in the American colonies. Featured jurists include such widely recognized figures as Glanvill, Francis Bacon, Sir Edward Coke, and John Selden, as well as less-known but influential writers like Richard Hooker, Michael Dalton, William Hudson, and Sir Matthew Hale. Across the essays, the jurists' personalities are given voice, the context of time and even ... More

Keywords: common law, jurists, Magna Carta, Laws and Liberties, Massachusetts, twelfth-century England, American colonies, Glanvill, Francis Bacon, Sir Edward Coke

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780804757140
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804757140.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas Garden Barnes, author

Allen D. Boyer, editor