Artisans of Glory: Writers and Historical Thought in Seventeenth-Century France

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In the eighteenth century, the English common law courts laid the foundation that continues to support present-day Anglo-American law. Lord Mansfield, Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench, 1756-1788, was the dominant judicial force behind these developments. In this abridgment of his two-volume book, "The Mansfield Manuscripts and the Growth of English Law in the Eighteenth Century," James Oldham presents the fundamentals of the English common law during this period, with a detailed description of the operational ...