A History of Water Rights at Common Law - Oxford Studies in Modern Legal History (Paperback)Joshua Getzler (author)
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 621 g
Dimensions: 233 x 156 x 25 mm
With the appearance of Joshua Getzler's exhaustive treatment of the history of water rights at common law, at last there is a law book to match the importance of its subject. ... a substantial intellectual feast. * Michael Taggart, Legal Studies *
... the first comprehensive study of the history of English water law...a lucid account...[Getzler] seems equally at home in the medieval period... as with the later developments circa 1580-1750, or with the development of the modern law in the nineteenth century. The depth of learning is just as impressive as its scope, with copious references provided throughout. * Jonathan Morgan, Journal of Legal History *
No stone has been left unturned in order accurately to assess this development [of water rights]. ... A History of Water Rights at Common Law stands as a significant achievement in the career of its author. * Christian Witting, Modern Law Review *
...Packed into a single volume, Joshua Getzler provides a comprehensive history of the English common law of water...A History of Water Rights at Common Law stands as the definitive treatment of his subject; there are no competitors in the same league with respect to sophistication or attention to detail... * James Charles Smith, Law and History Review *
...to read Getzler's book as a legal historian was a humbling experience. The research is exhaustive and meticulously executed, and the resulting analysis is clearly and articulately communicated... Through the medium of a study of water rights, Getzler has articulated a masterful and illuminating account of the development of the common law as a whole.' * Charlotte Smith, Journal of Environmental Law *
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