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Law and the Rise of Capitalism

Michael E Tigar and Madeleine R Levy

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ISBN 10: 8187879203 / ISBN 13: 9788187879206
Published by Aakar, Delhi, 2005
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Contents Introduction. I. Law and the capitalist rise to power an overview 1. The merchant as rebel. 2. The backdrop of the new legal institutions. II. The merchants seek a place in the feudal order (1000 1200) 3. Introduction. 4. The crusades seizure of trade routes and spread of bourgeois ideology. 5. Venice and Amalfi between east and west. 6. Some origins of urban culture. 7. Transport by land and sea. 8. Popes and merchants. 9. The bourgeoisie in 1200. III. Bourgeois lawyers royal power and urban development (1200 1400) 10. Introduction. 11. Beaumanoir and others the theoreticians of a new order. 12. The merchant capital of Grasse. 13. Peasant rebellion and land law. IV. The bourgeois ascendancy (1400 1600) 14. Introduction. 15. Thomas More and the destruction of the medieval vision. 16. Recasting the law of real property. 17. Contract a study of law and social reality. V. Bourgeois victory (1600 1804) 18. France the triumph of the third estate. 19. England the techniques of the common law. VI. Insurgency and jurisprudence 20. The development of legal ideology. 21. Leading schools of legal thought. 22. The jurisprudence of insurgency. Afterword. Appendix foreword to the first edition. Bibliography. Index. Against a backdrop of seven hundred years of bourgeois struggle eminent lawyer and educator Michael E. Tigar develops a Marxist theory of law and jurisprudence based upon the western experience. This well researched and documented study traces the role of law and lawyers in the European bourgeoisie's conquest of power the first such history in the English language and in the process complements the analyses of such major figures as R.H. Tawney and Max Weber. Using a wide range of primary sources Tigar demonstrates that the legal theory of the insurgent bourgeoisie predated the protestant reformation and was a major ideological ingredient of the bourgeois revolution. Originally published in 1977 Law and the Rise of Capitalism has been translated into several languages to international acclaim. Tigar's new introduction and extended afterword discuss the struggle for human rights over the past two decades and shed light on the challenges facing today's social movements. Tigar draws on his own experiences as a fighter for democratic rights in the United States Europe and South Africa while adding new historical insights to human rights issues in the United States including the plight of political prisoners and the death penalty. 348 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 54831

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Title: Law and the Rise of Capitalism

Publisher: Aakar, Delhi

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hardbound

Book Condition:As New

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Against a backdrop of seven hundred years of bourgeois struggle, eminent lawyer and educator, Michael E. Tigar, develops a Marxist theory of law and jurisprudence based upon the Western experience. This well-researched and documented study traces the role of law and lawyers in the European bourgeoisies's conquest of power and in the process complements the analyses of such major figures as R.H. tawney and Max Weber. Using a wide frange of primary sources, Tigar demonstrates that the legal theory of insurgent bourgeoisie predated the Protestant Reformation and was a major ideological ingredient of the bourgeois revolution.

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MICHAEL E. TIGAR is Edwin A. Mooers Scholar and Professor of Law at Washington College of Law, American University. His individual clients have included Angela Davis, H. Rap Brown, the Seattle 7, the Chicago 8, Fernando Chavez, Rosalio Munoz, Major Debra Meeks, Allen Ginsberg, Terry Lynn Nichols and Francisco Martinez.

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