Commentaries on the Laws of England, Volume 4: A Facsimile of the First Edition of 1765-1769

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University of Chicago Press, 15 лист. 1979 р. - 514 стор.
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 renown and exerted a powerful influence on legal education in England and in America which was to last into the late nineteenth century. The book is regarded not only as a legal classic but as a literary masterpiece.

Previously available only in an expensive hardcover set, Commentaries on the Laws of England is published here in four separate volumes, each one affordably priced in a paperback edition. These works are facsimiles of the eighteenth-century first edition and are undistorted by later interpolations. Each volume deals with a particular field of law and carries with it an introduction by a leading contemporary scholar.

Introducing this fourth and final volume, Of Public Wrongs, Thomas A. Green examines Blackstone's attempt to rationalize the severity of the law with what he saw as the essentially humane inspiration of English law. Green discusses Blackstone's ideas on criminal law, criminal procedure, and sentencing.
 

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Of Felonies injurious to the Kings Prero
41
Of PRA E MUNIR E
102
Of MisPrisions and Contempts affetting
119
Of Offences againſt PUBLIC JUSTICE
127
Of Offences againſ the Public Peace
142
Of OFFENCES againſt PUBLIC TRADE
154
Of OFFENCES againſt the Public Health
161
Of HOMICID E
176
Of the means of Preventing offences
248
Of Courts of a Criminal JURISDICTION 255 2
255
Of SUMMARY CONVICTION S
277
CHA P XXI
286
Of COMMITMENT and BAIL
293
Of PROCESS upon an INDICTMENT
313
Of Trial and CONVICTION
336
of the Benefit of CLERGY
358

Of Offences againſt the PERSONS of Indi
205
Of Offences againſt the HABITATIONS
220
Of Reversal of JUDGMENT
383
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Thomas A. Green is professor of law at the University of Michigan and the author of important studies on the history of English criminal law and procedure, including Verdict According to Conscience, published by the University of Chicago Press.

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