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Caenegem, R. C. van

Overview
Works: 278 works in 1,037 publications in 9 languages and 12,612 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography  Biography  Sources  Concordances  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Collaborator, Honoree, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other, Redactor, Creator
Classifications: KD671.Z9, 344
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Most widely held works by R. C. van Caenegem
The birth of the English common law by R. C. van Caenegem( Book )

50 editions published between 1973 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 1,522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides a challenging interpretation of the emergence of the common law in Anglo-Norman England, against the background of the general development of legal institutions in Europe. In a detailed discussion of the emergence of the central courts and the common law they administered, the author traces the rise of the writ system and the growth of the jury system in twelfth-century England. Professor van Caenegem attempts to explain why English law is so different from that on the Continent and why this divergence began in the twelfth century, arguing that chance and chronological accident played the major part and led to the paradox of a feudal law of continental origin becoming one of the most typical manifestations of English life and thought. First published in 1973, The Birth of the English Common Law has come to enjoy classical status, and in a preface Professor van Caenegem discusses some recent developments in the study of English law under the Norman and earliest Angevin kings
An historical introduction to western constitutional law by R. C. van Caenegem( Book )

32 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The constitutional question is of paramount importance in the political and nationalist agenda of late twentieth-century Europe. Arguments focus on the best form of constitutional organization: democracy versus autocracy, unitary versus federal organization, pluralism versus intolerance, centralism versus regionalism, national sovereignty versus European. Professor van Caenegem's new book addresses these fundamental questions by analysing different models of constitutional government through a historical perspective, assessing why some models were established and others rejected. The book's approach is pragmatic and chronological: constitutionalism is explained not as a paradigm devised by a team of jurists, but as the result of many centuries of trial and error. The narrative begins in the early Middle Ages and concludes with contemporary debates, taking as its focus the main European countries, the United States, and finally the former Soviet Union
Judges, legislators, and professors : chapters in European legal history by R. C. van Caenegem( Book )

58 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Judges, legislators and professors one of the world's foremost legal historians shows how and why continental and common law have come to diverge so sharply. Using ten specific examples he investigates the development of European law, not as the manifestation of certain ideological and intellectual trends, but as largely the result of power struggles between the judiciary, the legislators, and legal scholars, each representing certain political and social ambitions. Now available in paperback, Judges, legislators and professors provides an historical introduction to continental law which is readily accessible to readers familiar with the common law tradition and vice-versa
Guide to the sources of medieval history by R. C. van Caenegem( Book )

24 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and Dutch and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An historical introduction to private law by R. C. van Caenegem( Book )

41 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An explanation of what produced the private law of the Western world today with particular attention to the origins of the common law-civil law dichotomy, and how it arose that England and the continent of Europe, live under two different legal systems
Kurze Quellenkunde des westeuropäischen Mittelalters : eine typologische, historische und bibliographische Einführung by R. C. van Caenegem( Book )

40 editions published between 1962 and 1964 in 4 languages and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Royal writs in England from the Conquest to Glanvill : studies in the early history of the common law by R. C. van Caenegem( Book )

21 editions published between 1958 and 1997 in English and Latin and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

European law in the past and the future : unity and diversity over two millennia by R. C. van Caenegem( Book )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and French and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Europe moves towards economic and political unification, many wonder why legal unification makes so little headway. In this concise and wide-ranging book, R.C. Van Caenegem considers the historical reasons behind this legal diversity
Legal history : a European perspective by R. C. van Caenegem( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

R.C. Van Caenegem is one of the few legal historians to have crossed national boundaries successfully. His knowledge of the various codes and customs of the European Continent in general and the Low Countries in particular enables him to bring a fresh eye to the English Common law. Four of these nine essays have not been published in English before
English lawsuits from William I to Richard I( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and Latin and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction aux sources de l'histoire médiévale by R. C. van Caenegem( Book )

31 editions published in 1997 in French and Latin and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Law, history, the Low Countries, and Europe by R. C. van Caenegem( Book )

11 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

R.C. Van Caenegem is the successor of Henri Pirenne and of F.L. Ganshof at the University of Ghent. These essays reflect Van Caenegem's main interests over his career: the Common Law in England and Customary Law in the Low Countries; the differences between institutional development in England and in the rest of Europe; and the forces making for autocratic as opposed to representative government. A number of pieces discuss the nature of history itself: how it compares with the sciences and what it can teach us. Two essays commemorate the lives and work of Pirenne and Ganshof
Manuel des études médiévales : typologie des sources, historique, grandes collections by R. C. van Caenegem( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in French and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le droit romain en Belgique by R. C. van Caenegem( Book )

10 editions published between 1966 and 1968 in French and Undetermined and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geschiedenis van Engeland by R. C. van Caenegem( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in Dutch and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max Weber, historicus en socioloog by R. C. van Caenegem( Book )

9 editions published in 1988 in Dutch and Undetermined and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The murder of Charles the Good, count of Flanders by Galbert( Book )

13 editions published between 1978 and 2000 in Dutch and French and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De moord op de Vlaamse graaf Karel de Goede (ca. 1080-1127) in het dagboek van een tijdgenoot
De plaats van de westerse Middeleeuwen in de universele geschiedenis by R. C. van Caenegem( Book )

15 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in 3 languages and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grote Winkler Prins encyclopedie in 25 delen by R. C. van Caenegem( Book )

14 editions published between 1979 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduzione storica al diritto privato by R. C. van Caenegem( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in Italian and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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An historical introduction to western constitutional law
Alternative Names
Caenegem, R. C.

Caenegem , R. C. : van

Caenegem, R.C. van 1927-

Caenegem, Radulphus van 1927-

Caenegem, Raoul C. van.

Caenegem, Raoul C. van 1927-

Caenegem, Raoul Charles van.

Caenegem Raoul Charles Van 1927-....

Raoul Van Caenegem belgischer Rechtshistoriker und Mediävist

Raoul Van Caenegem historian, professor

Van Caenegem, R. 1927-

Van Caenegem, R. C.

Van Caenegem, R. C. 1927-

Van Caenegem, Radulphus 1927-

Van Caenegem, Raoul 1927-

Van Caenegem , Raoul C.

Van Caenegem , Raoul Charles

Van Caenegem, Raoul Charles 1927-

Van Caenegem, Raoul Charles J.

Van Caenegem, Raul Charles 1927-

VanCaenegem, Raoul C. 1927-

ヴァン カネヘム, R. C.

カネヘム, R. C. ヴァン

Languages
English (225)

French (68)

Dutch (53)

German (33)

Italian (25)

Spanish (6)

Japanese (4)

Chinese (3)

Latin (3)

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An historical introduction to western constitutional lawJudges, legislators, and professors : chapters in European legal historyAn historical introduction to private lawEuropean law in the past and the future : unity and diversity over two millenniaLegal history : a European perspectiveLaw, history, the Low Countries, and Europe