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The Common Law Mind: Medieval and Early Modern Conceptions

Scholars of comparative law and English legal history have traditionally distinguished the civil law's emphasis on legislation as the primary source of legal authority from the common law's emphasis on custom and on case law. In The Common Law Mind, lawyer and political scientist James Tubbs finds little evidence to support this and other traditional understandings of English jurisprudence. Examining thousands of legal and judicial documents for references to the nature and authority of custom, case law, statutes, equity, ...

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