Men of law : from Hammurabi to Holmes

Men of law : from Hammurabi to Holmes

Men of law : from Hammurabi to Holmes

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Edition Details

  • Creator or Attribution (Responsibility): William Seagle
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): New York (State)
  • Publication Information: New York : Macmillan, 1947
  • Publication Type (Medium): Biography, Biographies
  • Type: Book
  • Permalink: (Stable identifier)

Additional Format

Online version: Seagle, William, b. 1898. Men of law. New York: Macmillan, 1947 (OCoLC)602766637

Short Description

391 pages, [1] leaf of plates : ILlustrations ; 22 cm

Purpose and Intended Audience

Useful for students learning an area of law, Men of law : from Hammurabi to Holmes is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • Responsable Person: by William Seagle.
  • Publication Date: 1947
  • Country/State: New York (State)
  • Number of Editions: 23 editions
  • First edition Date: 1947
  • Last edition Date: 1971
  • General Notes: Includes index.
  • Languages: English, German
  • Library of Congress Code: KF353
  • Dewey Code: 340.922
  • OCLC: 360755

Main Contents

Introduction: A short history of Ug
Hammurabi, King of Babylon: law and the written word
Solon of Athens: law and administration
Gaius: the beginnings of Jurisprudence
Justinian, emperor of the East: the law and the book
Hugo Grotius: the law of nature and nations
Edward Plantagenet: the scheme, mold and model of the common law
Thomas Egerton, Baron Ellesmere and Viscount Brackley: the keeping of the king's conscience
Sir Edward Coke, and his lady of the common law
Sir William Blackstone: Law and popularization
Cesare Bonesana, Marchese di Beccaria: the rise and decline of the criminal law
Jeremy Bentham: the vanity of law reform
John Marshall: the ordeal of constitutionalism
Rudolf von Jhering: law as a means to an end
Oliver Wendell Holmes: law and the future.

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