English Legal History and its Materials
The Reception, a process in the renaissance of replacement of "barbarian" medieval customary law by classical roman law [1], was occurring during the renaissance over Europe. Nevertheless, according to F.W. Maitland, as exposed in English Law and the Renaissance (1901), such process did not have the same success in England as in the rest of Continental Europe. What are the reasons that Maitland and latter authors give for the survival of common law in England?

[1] T.F.T. Plucknett, A Concise History of the Common Law (5th ed. 1956), page 43.

-- IgnacioMenchaca - 15 Oct 2014



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