Aug 20, · This book should be mandatory reading for any history classes, law studies and political science curricula. Professor Maine (of Cambridge) wrote this treatise in It is a documentation of how ancient laws (especially from ancient Greece and 5/5(3). Possibly the best researched book I've ever read which also makes for compelling reading. Maine turns an obscure subject, the development of ancient Roman law (and in particular the role of fictitious constructs within this jurisprudence) into a fascinating and thoughtful dialogue.4/5(5). Sep 01, · This treatise on the study of early municipal institutions, first published in , has been likened, in its influence and importance, to Darwin's Origin of Species. With this slim volume, Maine, one of the most brilliant classical scholars of his day, created a natural history of law by demonstrating that our notion of legality is as much the product of historical development as biological. 2ND Legal Status of Women in Sparta [At Internet Archive, from Reed] Codes and Practices Law Code of Gortyn (Crete), c. BCE [At this Site] The most complete surviving Greek Law code. Aeschines (cc BCE): Against Timarchus, full text, [At PWH].
cient Law and that his interest lay rather in exposing the historical experience that enables law to fulfill its task. This article examines the theoretical dimension of Ancient Law with a threefold purpose: to throw light on why Maine the historianCited by: 2. Sir Henry Maine’s “Ancient Law” is now a classical text. The object of this edition is to reproduce it, accompanied by such help to right understanding and profitable use as a younger generation may reasonably require. More than forty years have passed since the book was first published in You searched for: antique law book! Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and one-of-a-kind products and gifts related to your search. No matter what you’re looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. Let’s get started! In comparison with modern law, the classical Hindu law was a peculiar legal system as it followed a unique arrangement of law and polity with a unique scheme of values. Ancient India represented a distinct tradition of law, and had a historically independent school of legal theory and practice.
Oct 11, · Ancient law: its connection with the early history of society and its relation to modern ideas by Henry Sumner Maine; 93 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Accessible book, Ancient Law, Catalogs, Publishers', Comparative law, Droit ancien, Droit primitif, Histoire, History, History and criticism, Law, Primitive Law, Primitive Society, Primitive societies, Publishers' catalogs. Best known as a history of progress, Ancient Law is the enduring work of the 19th-century legal historian Henry Sumner Maine. Even those who have never read Ancient Law may find Maine's famous phrase "from status to contract" familiar. 'The book excels substantively in its broad collection of Greek legal and political thought, accessible to the most inexpert of readers. this collection's great achievement - demonstrating the seemingly innumerable ways in which new light can be shed on well-established themes in this timeless and timely field.' Source: Law and History Review. Apr 18, · The present book, his Ancient Law, is probably his best-known work, and the one most representative of his broader oeuvre. Maine tends to be a bit of a dry writer, but he never fails to deliver on the subject matter, and the book is a pleasure to read. Ancient Law is a scholarly text on the nature of law in primitive or otherwise archaic.