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        LC Classifications1966
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        Paginationxvi, 95 p. :
        Number of Pages85
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Kelly, A Short History of Western Legal Theory, 39• We cannot easily put ourselves in Roman sandals. Churchmen sought that English practice be brought in line with ecclesiastical thinking, but the barons resoundingly rejected their advances: 'we do not wish to change the laws of England.

So Trevelyan might well be pleased A Social history of English law. the massive expansion in social history which took place in the three decades since the Second World War and the writing of his most famous book.

Vagrants and any able bodied persons who refused to work could be committed to a house of correction or fined. Third and most significantly, Hobbes asserts that the state of nature will be easily recognized by those whose formerly peaceful states have collapsed into civil war.

Many of our laws are made through judicial decisions. Social history is not a particular kind of history; it is a dimension which should be present in every kind of history. Such a direct relationship between king and subject is another important element in many views of the state.


After the Revolution, the U. Another clause of Magna Carta concerned the location of the royal court for pleas between private parties common pleas established during the reign of Henry II. The recent upsurge of interest in the history of 'everyday life' has sometimes demonstrated these weaknesses when it has sought to go beyond the rather antiquarian pursuit of bits and pieces of 'ordinary life'.

1260 from During the reign of the Norman King Henry II and his queen Eleanor of Aquitaine in the second half of the 12th Century, many more Francien words from central France were imported in addition to their Anglo-Norman counterparts e.

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One such institution was thean earlywhich is mentioned in texts of as early as the 8th century. Bastardy became an issue for children-it led to an unstable home life and more importantly, limited an equal opportunity to education.

The spirit of 1960s social history — tacking in its own way to the 'winds of change' — was pre-eminently a modernising one, both chronologically, in the choice of historical subject matter, and methodologically, in the adoption of multi-disciplinary perspectives.