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The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XI1820–1914 English Legal System$
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William Cornish, J Stuart Anderson, Ray Cocks, Michael Lobban, Patrick Polden, and Keith Smith

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199258819

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258819.001.0001

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Empire's Law

Empire's Law

Chapter:
(p.234) VII Empire's Law
Source:
The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XI
Author(s):

William Cornish

Michael Lobban

Keith Smith

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258819.003.0007

This chapter aims to note how both the essential constitutional doctrines and the major rules of private law could fare in the process of adapting the common law to its novel environments; for, among other things, that suggests the extent to which English common law was dependent upon its own circumstances of time and socio-political development.

Keywords:   English law, private law, common law, colonies, British Empire, legal history

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