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Details of the Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

  • Volumes: 6-Volume Set
  • Editor in Chief: Stanley N. Katz
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Date: 17 April 2009
  • Pages: 3072 Pages
  • ISBN: 9780195134056

Description of the Encyclopedia

The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History covers legal history from ancient to modern times. Close to 1,000 articles present historical and contemporary comparisons of the world’s legal systems, including the areas of private law, public law, and constitutional/higher law. This international, interdisciplinary work explores the traditions of Ancient Greek Law, Ancient Roman Law, Medieval Roman Law, Chinese Law, English Common Law, Islamic Law, United States Law, and the laws other regions including Africa, Europe, Latin America, and Asia.

Each entry is written and signed by an expert in the field. The work includes illustrations, bibliographical references, and cross-references. Search full text or browse alphabetical list of topics.

The Volume 6 of the Encycopedia contains the topical outline, the directory of contributors, a case index, and the subject index.

Description of the Encyclopedia by the Publisher

The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History is a comprehensive, international, interdisciplinary reference work that includes approximately 1,000 articles on all aspects of legal history throughout the world from ancient to modern times. Articles deal with private law, public law, and constitutional/higher law throughout the world; each article is signed by one of the set’s many noteworthy contributors, which include major scholars and experts.

For years, scholars have been investigating the remote origins of their respective national and religious laws. Only recently has there been a developing interest in and study of the history of law in modern times. The Encyclopedia will bring together the study of ancient law with the study of modern law – examining statutes and administrative rulings as well as judicial decisions, legislatures, agencies, and courts.

The Encyclopedia covers ancient, medieval, early modern, and modern law in eight legal traditions and geographical/cultural areas: Ancient Greek Law, Ancient Roman Law, Chinese Law, English Common Law, Islamic Law, Medieval Roman Law, United States Law, and law in other regions (Africa, Latin America, and South Asia among them). It also addresses major categories of law within these traditions, including private law (contract, tort, civil procedure), varieties of public law (criminal law, administrative law, statutory law), and higher law/ constitutional law. It is the first encyclopedia of law to provide historical and contemporary comparisons of world legal systems.

Features:

  • With approximately 1,000 ADSZ articles signed by leading scholars and practitioners, this is the authoritative resource on legal history
  • Each article is fully cross-referenced and accompanied by an up-todate bibliography to provide additional paths of inquiry
  • More than 350 black and white illustrations
  • Includes a topical outline, an extensive index, plus an index of legal cases, to aid further research

Reviews about the Encyclopedia

Library Journal Best Reference
The Information Services Group Award for an Outstanding Work of Reference: Commended (2010)

This is a truly exceptional and monumental encyclopedic undertaking. It also bears the quality academic hallmarks of the typical Oxford encyclopedia. It will be a very important acquisition…Highly recommended.” –CHOICE

“Likely the first of its kind, this is an exceptional, contextual, and thorough treatment of international legal history. It’s essential for law programs and highly recommended for most academic libraries, as well as any public library supporting this specialized need.” -Library Journal

“The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History is an extensive new work that should become an instant classic and an immediate contender for best legal history book of the year.” –Law Library Journal

Contents fo the Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

The entries covered by the Encyclopedia are about the following topics:

Topics beginning by A

  • Abbasid Dynasty
  • Aboriginal Law
  • Abortion
  • Abrogation
  • Absolutism
  • Academics
  • Accessory
  • Acknowledgment
  • Adat
  • Administration
  • Administrative Agencies
  • Administrative Decrees
  • Admiralty
  • Adoption
  • Adrogation
  • Adultery
  • Advocate
  • Afghanistan
  • African Law
  • Agency
  • Agricultural Contracts
  • Al-Andalus
  • Alcohol
  • Alfred Thompson Denning
  • Algeria
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Amendments
  • American Revolution
  • Amnesty
  • Analogy
  • Ancient Greek Law
  • Ancient Law
  • Ancient Near Eastern Law
  • Andrea Alciati
  • Andreas Tiraquellus
  • Andrés Bello
  • Anglo-Hindu Law
  • Anglo-Roman-Dutch Law
  • Anglo-Saxon Law
  • Angola
  • Animals
  • Antitrust
  • Antonius Faber
  • Apagōgē
  • Appeal
  • Apportionment
  • Arab Countries
  • Arabian Peninsula
  • Arbitration
  • Argentina
  • Arson
  • Articles of Confederation
  • Asia Minor
  • Asian Law
  • Assault
  • Assignation
  • Assizes
  • Athens
  • Attainder
  • Attempt
  • Attorneys
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azo
  • Aztecs

Topics beginning by B

  • Babylonia
  • Bailment
  • Balinese Hindu Law
  • Baltic Nations
  • Bangladesh
  • Bankruptcy
  • Banks and Banking
  • Barbarian Codes
  • Barristers
  • Bartolus of Saxoferrato
  • Basil
  • Beating
  • Bechuanaland
  • Belize
  • Bellum Justum
  • Benedict Carpzov
  • Benin
  • Benvenuto Stracca
  • Bermuda
  • Bernhard Windscheid
  • Bhutan
  • Bills of Exchange
  • Bisexual
  • Bishops
  • Blackmail
  • Body in Islamic Law
  • Bonorum Possessio
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Breach of Contract
  • Buddhism
  • Buddhist Law
  • Bureaucratic Courts
  • Burglary
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burma
  • Burundi
  • Business Law
  • Business Organizations
  • Byzantium

Topics beginning by C

  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cangue
  • Canon Law
  • Capacity
  • cape verde
  • Capital
  • Capital Punishment
  • Caribbean Law
  • Celsus the Younger
  • Celtic Law
  • Censorship
  • Central African Republic
  • Central America
  • Central Government
  • Centumviri
  • Cesare Beccaria
  • Chad
  • Chancery
  • Charities
  • Charles Du Moulin
  • Children
  • Chile
  • China
  • Chinese Law
  • Christian Thomasius
  • Christian von Wolff
  • Church
  • Church Law
  • Cicero
  • Citizenship
  • Civil Code
  • Civil Law
  • Civil Liberties
  • Civil Procedure
  • Classical Legal Theory
  • Clementinae
  • Codex
  • Codex Maximilianeus Bavaricus Civilis
  • Codification
  • Colebrooke
  • Collective Liability
  • Colombia
  • Colonial Law
  • Commentators
  • Commerce Clause
  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial Societies
  • Commodity
  • Common Law
  • Common Pleas
  • Commons
  • Comoros Islands
  • Company Law
  • Comparative Law
  • Compensation
  • Competition
  • Compurgation
  • Conciliar Canons
  • Confession
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Confucianism
  • Congo
  • Consensus
  • Constitution
  • Constitutional Law
  • Consuetudo
  • Consumer Protection
  • Contra Proferentem
  • Contract
  • Contracts Clause
  • Conveyancing
  • Copyright
  • Corporations
  • Corpus Iuris Canonici
  • Corpus Iuris Civilis
  • Corruption
  • Cosmic Harmony
  • Cosmic Order
  • Costa Rica
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Courts
  • Crimes against Life
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Critical Legal Studies
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Cuba
  • Cursing
  • Custom

Topics beginning by D

  • Dahomey
  • Damage
  • Damage to Property
  • Death Penalty
  • Deceit
  • Decretals
  • Decretum of Gratian
  • Delay
  • Delict
  • Denmark
  • Deposit
  • Dharma
  • Diadikasia
  • Diamartyria
  • Digest
  • Disability
  • Discrimination
  • Dissent
  • Divorce
  • Djibouti
  • Dominium
  • Donation
  • Doubtful Cases
  • Dower
  • Dowry
  • Draco
  • Due Process
  • Duress
  • Duties
  • Duty

Topics beginning by E

  • Easements
  • East Africa
  • East Timor
  • Ecclesiastical Courts
  • Ecclesiastical Law
  • Economics
  • Edict
  • Edicts
  • Education Law
  • Edward Coke
  • Egypt
  • Eisangelia
  • El Salvador
  • Elderlaw
  • Emer de Vattel
  • Employment
  • Employment Law
  • Enforcement
  • English Common Law
  • English Courts
  • English Law
  • English Local Law
  • Enlightenment
  • Entails
  • Environmental Law
  • Equal Protection
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Equity
  • Eritrea
  • Estates
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • Ethnic Groups
  • Eugen Huber
  • Europa
  • European Communities
  • European Union
  • Evidence
  • Exchequer
  • Executive Power
  • Exile
  • Extravagantes
  • Eyre

Topics beginning by F

  • Family
  • Fatwa
  • Federalism
  • Feminist
  • Fetus
  • Feudal Law
  • Fiducy
  • Fiji
  • Final Process
  • First Amendment
  • Folk Law
  • Foreigners
  • Formula
  • Forum
  • France
  • Francisco Carrara
  • Franciscus Accursius
  • Franz von Zeiller
  • Fraud
  • Freedom of Speech
  • Fundamentalism
  • Fungible

Topics beginning by G

  • Gabon
  • Gaetano Filangieri
  • Gaius
  • Gambia
  • Gambling
  • Gerard Noodt
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gian Vincenzo Gravina
  • Giovanni Battista De Luca
  • Glossators
  • Gortyn
  • Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
  • Gratian
  • Greece
  • Guarantee
  • Guarantor
  • Guatemala
  • Guiana
  • Guilds
  • Guillaume Budé
  • Guilt
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Guyane

Topics beginning by H

  • Hadi ila l-Haqq Yahya ibn al-Husayn al-
  • Hadith
  • Hammurabi
  • Hanafi School
  • Hanbali School
  • Ḥawa-la
  • Health
  • Henry de Bracton
  • Henry Maine
  • Hindu Joint Family
  • Hindu Law
  • Hire
  • History
  • History of Chinese Law
  • Homicide
  • Homosexuality
  • Honduras
  • Housing
  • Hsueh Yun-Sheng
  • Huang-Lao
  • Hugo Grotius
  • Hugues Doneau
  • Humanism
  • Hungary

Topics beginning by I

  • Illicit
  • Imami School
  • Immigration
  • Immorality
  • Imperial Legislation
  • Imprisonment
  • Impurity
  • Incas
  • Incest
  • Indian Subcontinent
  • Indonesia
  • Inheritance
  • Iniuria
  • Inns of Court
  • Insanity
  • Insolvency
  • Institutes of Justinian
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Intention
  • Interdicts
  • International Law
  • Interpretation
  • Intestate Succession
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Irish Law
  • Irnerius
  • Islamic Law
  • Islamic Schools
  • Italy
  • Ius
  • Ivory Coast

Topics beginning by J

  • Jacques Cujas
  • Jaʿfar ibn al-h asan al-H illI
  • Jaina Law
  • Japan
  • Jean Domat
  • Jeremy Bentham
  • jewish law
  • Jihad
  • Johann Oldendorp
  • John Austin
  • Josef Unger
  • Judges
  • Judicial Power
  • Judicial Review
  • Judiciary
  • Julian
  • Jurisprudence of Concepts
  • Jurists
  • Jury
  • Justice
  • Justice Thories
  • Justices of the Peace
  • Justinian
  • Juvenile Justice

Topics beginning by K

  • Kenya
  • Khariji School
  • Kidnapping
  • King’s Bench
  • Koran
  • Kreittmayr

Topics beginning by L

  • Land
  • Laos
  • Late Scholasticism
  • Latin America
  • Latvia
  • Law
  • Law Merchant
  • Law of Reason
  • Law Reporting
  • Law School
  • Lawyers
  • Lay Judges
  • Legacy
  • Legal Anthropology
  • Legal Education
  • Legal Facts
  • Legal Literature
  • Legal Norms
  • Legal Personality
  • Legal Process
  • Legal Profession
  • Legal Realism
  • Legal Reasoning
  • Legal Transactions
  • Legal Treatises
  • Legalism
  • Legis Actiones
  • Legislation
  • Legislative Assemblies
  • Legislative Power
  • Lesotho
  • Lex
  • Lex Aquilia
  • Lex Irnitana
  • Liber Extra
  • Liber Sextus
  • Liberia
  • Lithuania
  • Litigation
  • Loan
  • Local Government Law
  • Logography
  • Lord Mansfield
  • Lycurgus

Topics beginning by M

  • Madagascar
  • Magic
  • Magistrates
  • Magna Carta
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Maliki School
  • Mandate
  • Manufacturing Agreement
  • Manumission
  • Manus
  • Manusmriti
  • Maori Law
  • Marcus Antistius Labeo
  • Maritime Law
  • Marriage
  • Masurius Sabinus
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Medieval Roman Law
  • Melanesia
  • Mesne Process
  • Mexico
  • Military Tribunals
  • Mistake
  • Modern Law
  • Mohism
  • mongolia
  • Monopolies
  • Moral
  • Morocco
  • Mortgage
  • Mortmain
  • Mozambique
  • Mufti
  • Murder
  • Mutilation
  • Mutual Concealment
  • Mutual Responsibility
  • Myanmar

Topics beginning by N

  • Naga Law
  • Namibia
  • National Socialist Law
  • Nationalism
  • Nationality
  • Native American Law
  • Natural Law
  • Negligence
  • Negotiable Instruments
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Non-Muslims
  • Notary
  • Nuisance
  • Nyasaland

Topics beginning by O

  • Oaths
  • Obligationenrecht
  • Obligations
  • Offenses
  • Option
  • Ordeal
  • Ordinances
  • Orthodox Canon Law
  • Outlawry
  • Overview
  • Ownership

Topics beginning by P

  • Pakistan
  • Panama
  • Pancasila
  • Pandektenwissenschaft
  • Pao Chia
  • Papacy
  • Papinian
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Parliament
  • Parsi Law
  • Partnership
  • Patria potestas
  • Paul
  • Penal Servitude
  • Personal Law
  • Personal Status Law
  • Persons
  • Peru
  • Petrus Baldus De Ubaldis
  • Petty Assizes
  • Philippines
  • Philosophy
  • Piety
  • Pleading
  • Pledge
  • Poison
  • Poland
  • Police
  • Political Crimes
  • Political Parties
  • Polynesia
  • Poor Laws
  • Positivism
  • Possession
  • Post-Medieval Roman Law
  • Postmodernism
  • Poverty
  • Praxis
  • Precedent
  • Prepayment
  • Privacy
  • Private Law
  • Privileges
  • Procedure
  • Proculians
  • Profit
  • Proof
  • Property
  • Prostitution
  • Protection
  • Provincial Administration
  • Prussia
  • Public Authority
  • Public Law
  • Public Utilities
  • Punishment

Topics beginning by R

  • Race Discrimination
  • Rahn
  • Rape
  • Real Actions
  • Real Property
  • Recuperatores
  • Redemption
  • Regulation
  • Reichskammergericht
  • Religion
  • Religious Law
  • Remedies
  • Repudiation
  • Restitution
  • Réunion
  • Revealed Texts
  • Revelation
  • Rhetoric
  • Rhodesia
  • Right to Bear Arms
  • Rights
  • Risk
  • Rita
  • Robbery
  • Robert Joseph Pothier
  • Roman Law
  • Roman Oratory
  • Roman Schools of Law
  • Rudolf von Jhering
  • Rule of Law
  • Russia
  • Rwanda

Topics beginning by S

  • Sale
  • Samuel von Pufendorf
  • Savigny
  • School of Islamic Law
  • Science
  • Scotland
  • Search and Seizure
  • Second Amendment
  • Secularism
  • Senegal
  • Sentence
  • Separation of Powers
  • Serjeants at Law
  • Servitude
  • Servitudes
  • Servius Sulpicius Rufus
  • Sex
  • Sex Discrimination
  • Sexual Crimes
  • Sexual Offenses
  • Seychelles
  • Shafiʿi School
  • Sharīʿah
  • Shen Chia-Pen
  • Sicily
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sikh Law
  • Singapore
  • Slander
  • Slavery
  • Smriti
  • Social Science
  • Social Security
  • Society
  • Solicitors
  • Solomon Islands
  • Solon
  • Somalia
  • Sources of Law
  • South Africa
  • South Asian Law
  • South West Africa
  • Southeast Asian Law
  • Sovereignty
  • Spain
  • Sparta
  • Sri Lanka
  • Star Chamber
  • State Constitutions
  • State Law
  • State Policy
  • Status
  • Statutory Interpretation
  • Stipulation
  • Strict Settlements
  • Succession
  • Sudan
  • Suicide
  • Sumptuary Laws
  • Supremacy Clause
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Systematization

Topics beginning by T

  • Takings Clause
  • Tanzania
  • Taoism
  • Taxation
  • Ten Abominations
  • Tenancy Contracts
  • Tenure
  • Territory
  • Testament
  • Testate Succession
  • Thailand
  • Theft
  • Thomas Hobbes
  • Tibet
  • Togo
  • Tort
  • Torture
  • Training
  • Treason
  • Trial
  • Trial by Battle
  • Tribonian
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Trusts
  • Turkey
  • Twelve Tables

Topics beginning by U

  • Uganda
  • Ulpian
  • Ulrich Zasius
  • Undue Influence
  • Uniform Civil Code
  • United States Law
  • Universities
  • Unjust
  • Unjust Enrichment
  • Upper Volta
  • Uruguay
  • Usucapio
  • Uṣūl al-Fiqh
  • Usurpation
  • Usury
  • Usus Modernus Pandectarum

Topics beginning by V

  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Vicarious Liability
  • Vietnam
  • Villeinage
  • Vindicatio

Topics beginning by W

  • War
  • War Power
  • Warren Hastings
  • Welfare
  • Welsh Law
  • West Africa
  • William Blackstone
  • William Jones
  • Wills
  • Witch Trials
  • Witchcraft
  • Witness
  • Witnesses
  • Women
  • Worship
  • Wounding
  • Writings
  • Wrongful Judgment

Topics beginning by Y and Z

  • Yemen
  • Zahiri School
  • Zaïre
  • Zambia
  • Zang
  • Zanzibar
  • Zaydi School
  • Zimbabwe
  • Zivilgesetzbuch

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