Anglo-Saxon Law

3 Pages Posted: 26 Feb 2016

Date Written: April 30, 2014

Abstract

Anglo-Saxon law is the name generally used to refer to the legal system that prevailed in Britain for approximately the five centuries before the Norman Conquest in 1066. It was the law of the Germanic tribes that ruled the nation following their victory over the Danes. It had much in common with the jurisprudence of related peoples on the Continent, and many customs of Anglo-Saxon law evolved into a form that survives in English and American common law.

Keywords: Anglo-Saxon law, Germanic tribes, American common law, English common law

Suggested Citation

D'Amato, Anthony and Presser, Stephen B., Anglo-Saxon Law (April 30, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2431312 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2431312

Anthony D'Amato (Contact Author)

Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law ( email )

375 E. Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
United States

Stephen B. Presser

Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law ( email )

375 E. Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
United States

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