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Title The legal framework of English feudalism : the Maitland lectures given in 1972 / S.F.C. Milsom.
Imprint Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1976.


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Description 1 online resource (xi, 201 pages)
Series Cambridge studies in English legal history
Cambridge studies in English legal history.
Cambridge studies in legal history.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject Land tenure -- Law and legislation -- Great Britain.
Feudal law -- Great Britain.
Great Britain.
Contents Disciplinary jurisdiction -- Proprietary ideas -- Proprietary jurisdiction -- Grants -- Inheritance.
Summary Professor Milsom works out a fresh view of the beginnings of the common law concerning land. The received picture depends upon progressive assumptions: key words began with their later meanings; the law began with abstract ideas of property; a tenant's title to his tenement was never subject to his lord's control; the lord had no discretion, only the power to decide disputes according to external criteria; jurisdiction in that sense was all the lord lost as royal remedies developed; and all the tenant gained was better protection of unaltered rights. It is a picture of procedural changes taking place against an unchanging background, with the feudal structure at the beginning almost as insubstantial as it was to be at the end.
Other Title Print version: Milsom, S.F.C. (Stroud Francis Charles), 1923- Legal framework of English feudalism. Cambridge [Eng.] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1976 0521209471