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Conversion and Detinue

Sir John Baker

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume VI 1483–1558

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198258179
eISBN:
9780191681806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198258179.003.0045
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines the law of torts as it related to conversion and detinue in England during the Tudor period. The standard medieval remedies for wrongs to chattels were trespass de bonis ... More


Actions on the case for conversion

John Baker

in Baker and Milsom Sources of English Legal History: Private Law to 1750

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198847809
eISBN:
9780191882456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198847809.003.0021
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The action of detinue was unsatisfactory for plaintiffs in that defendants could escape by waging law, and indeed could truthfully deny a detainer of goods if they had destroyed or parted with them. ... More


Foundational Conflicts: “Who Is a Jew” and Sabbath Laws

Roberta Rosenthal Kwall

in The Myth of the Cultural Jew: Culture and Law in Jewish Tradition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195373707
eISBN:
9780190226589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373707.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Comparative Law

Cultural analysis seeks to preserve a tradition’s integrity and authenticity while simultaneously justifying the development of the tradition in response to cultural change. Chapter 5 explores these ... More


Property in Chattels Personal

John Baker

in Introduction to English Legal History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198812609
eISBN:
9780191850400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812609.003.0022
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter considers the history of the law governing movable chattels, which was different from the law of real property and of chattels real (such as leases of land). The basic principles changed ... More


The Boundaries of the Law of Release

Will Smiley

in From Slaves to Prisoners of War: The Ottoman Empire, Russia, and International Law

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198785415
eISBN:
9780191827334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198785415.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Public International Law

This chapter uses a variety of case studies to examine how the Ottoman and Russian (and Iranian) states extended, and defined, the limits of the Law of Release between the 1740s and 1790s. The ... More


Negotiating the Prisoner-of-War System

Will Smiley

in From Slaves to Prisoners of War: The Ottoman Empire, Russia, and International Law

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198785415
eISBN:
9780191827334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198785415.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Public International Law

This chapter examines how prisoners of war in Ottoman hands attempted to work with, around, or against the Ottoman state to improve their conditions in the 1768–74, 1787–92, and 1806–12 Russo–Ottoman ... More


To Judge But Not to Rule

Daniel Friedmann

in The Purse and the Sword: The Trials of Israel's Legal Revolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190278502
eISBN:
9780190278533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190278502.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Legal History

This chapter describes the history, functions, and notable rulings issued by the Supreme Court of Israel. The Supreme Court, in addition to being the highest appellate court for civil and criminal ... More


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