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Simpson, A. W. Brian

Overview
Works: 99 works in 445 publications in 3 languages and 8,310 library holdings
Genres: History  Trials, litigation, etc  Biography‡vDictionaries  Festschriften  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: KD1554, 340.1
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Most widely held works about A. W. Brian Simpson
 
Most widely held works by A. W. Brian Simpson
Cannibalism and the common law : the story of the tragic last voyage of the Mignonette and the strange legal proceedings to which it gave rise by A. W. Brian Simpson( Book )

16 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in English and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the common law of contract : the rise of the action of assumpsit by A. W. Brian Simpson( Book )

40 editions published between 1975 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The common law is one of two major and successful systems of law developed in Western Europe, and in one form or another is now in force not only in the country of its origin but also in the United States and large parts of the British Commonwealth and former parts of the Empire
An introduction to the history of the land law by A. W. Brian Simpson( Book )

33 editions published between 1961 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leading cases in the common law by A. W. Brian Simpson( Book )

28 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of cases in common law, centred upon the theme of the judgment establishing a long-lasting or far-reaching precedent. The cases were selected in order to illustrate how the precedents established had little or nothing to do with the trials themselves
Oxford essays in jurisprudence, second series by A. W. Brian Simpson( Book )

24 editions published between 1973 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the highest degree odious : detention without trial in wartime Britain by A. W. Brian Simpson( Book )

22 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the Second World War just under two thousand British citizens were detained without charge, trial, or term set, under Regulation 18B of the wartime Defence Regulations. Most of these detentions took place in the summer of 1940, soon after Winston Churchill became Prime Minister, when belief in the existence of a dangerous Fifth Column was widespread. Churchill, at first an enthusiast for vigorous use of the power of executive detention, later came to lament the use of a power which was, in his words, 'in the highest degree odious', but although many detainees were fairly soon released a considerable number remained in custody for prolonged periods, some for the entire duration of the war. This book provides the first comprehensive study of Regulation 18B (and its precursor in the first world war, Regulation 14B). Based on extensive use of primary sources it describes the complex history of wartime executive detention: the purposes which it served, the administrative procedures and safeguards employed, the conflicts between the Home Office and the Security Service which surrounded its use, the part played by individuals, by Parliament, and by the courts in restraining abuse of executive power, and the effect of detention upon the lives of the individuals concerned, very few of whom constituted any threat to national security. Much of what was done was kept secret at the time, and even today the authorities continue to refuse access to many papers which have escaped deliberate destruction. This study is the first to attempt to penetrate the veil of secrecy and tell the story of the gravest invasion of civil liberty to have occurred in Britain this century
A history of the land law by A. W. Brian Simpson( Book )

21 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the historical development of the common law of landed property. Work published since the first edition (1961) is taken into account, and the treatment of the nineteenth century period has been enlarged
Human rights and the end of empire : Britain and the genesis of the European Convention by A. W. Brian Simpson( Book )

34 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The European Convention on Human Rights, which came into force in 1953 after signature, in 1950, established the most effective system for the international protection of human rights which has bet come into existence anywhere in the world. It has now at last been incorporated into British domestic law. The British government, working through the Foreign Office, played a central role in the postwar human rights movement, first of all in the United Nations, and then in the Council of Europe. The context in which the negotiations took place was affected both by the cold war and by conflicts with the anti-colonial movement, as well as by serious conflicts within the British governmental machine. The book tells the story of the Convention up to 1966, the date at which Britain finally accepted the right of individual petition and the jurisdiction of the Strasbourg Court of Human Rights. It explores in detail the significance of the Convention for Britain as a major colonial power in the declining years of Empire, and provides a full account of the first cases brought under the Convention, which were initiated by Greece against Britain over the insurrection in Cyprus in the 1950s. It also provides the first account based on archival materials of the use of the Convention in the independence constitutions of colonial territories."--BOOK JACKET
Biographical dictionary of the common law by A. W. Brian Simpson( Book )

10 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains short biographies of primarily British legal luminaries. Only non-living persons who made an important contribution to common law prior to 1939 are included
Legal theory and legal history : essays on the common law by A. W. Brian Simpson( Book )

9 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victorian law and the industrial spirit : Selden Society lecture delivered in the Old Hall of Lincoln's Inn, July 13th, 1994 by A. W. Brian Simpson( Book )

10 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human rights and legal history : essays in honour of Brian Simpson( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book brings together essays on themes of human rights and legal history, reflecting the long and distinguished career as academic writer and human rights activist of Brian Simpson. Written by colleagues and friends in the United States and Britain, the essays are intended to reflect Simpson's own legal interests." --Book Jacket
Invitation to law by A. W. Brian Simpson( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu gong fen 9 zhang,Nei rong bao kuo:fa lü de pu bian xing,Fa lü li xiang yu chou lou de xian shi,Fa lü ti xi he fa lü chuan tong,Fa lü de fen lei,Fa lü de yuan yuan deng
Reflections on The concept of law by A. W. Brian Simpson( Book )

21 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

HLA Hart's The Concept of Law is one of the most influential works of philosophy of the twentieth century, redefining the field of legal philosophy and introducing generations of students to philosophical reflection on the nature of law. Since its publication in 1961 an industry of academic research and debate has grown up around the book, disputing, refining, and developing Hart's work. Under the sheer volume of competing interpretations of the book the original contexts -cultural and intellectual - that shaped Hart's project can be obscured. In this book, renowned legal historian AWB Simpson
Pornography & politics : a look back to the Williams Committee by A. W. Brian Simpson( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Selden Society lectures : 1952-2001 by Selden Society( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cannibalism and the common law : a Victorian yachting tragedy by A. W. Brian Simpson( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cheshire, Fifoot, and Furmston's Law of contract by G. C Cheshire( Book )

20 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describing the major principles of the English law of contract, this text represents a source of information and analysis for students studying the law of contract and law of obligations. Each chapter contains numerous references to additional primary and secondary sources
Human rights and the end of empire : the British role in the genesis by A. W. Brian Simpson( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mignonette case (Regina v. Dudley and Stephens) by A. W. Brian Simpson( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Alfred William Brian Simpson

Simpson, A. W.

Simpson, A.W.B.

Simpson, A. W. B. 1931-

Simpson, A. W. Brian.

Simpson, A. W. Brian 1931-

Simpson, A.W. Brian 1931-2011

Simpson, A. W. Brian (Alfred William Brian)

Simpson, Alfred W.

Simpson, Alfred William Brian.

Simpson, Alfred William Brian 1931-

Simpson Brian

Simpson, Brian 1931-

Simpson, Brian 1931-2011

Simpson, Brian (Alfred William Brian)

Simpson, Brian (Alfred William Brian), 1931-

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English (321)

Chinese (3)

Italian (1)

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Leading cases in the common lawIn the highest degree odious : detention without trial in wartime BritainHuman rights and the end of empire : Britain and the genesis of the European ConventionLegal theory and legal history : essays on the common lawHuman rights and legal history : essays in honour of Brian SimpsonInvitation to lawThe Selden Society lectures : 1952-2001Cannibalism and the common law : a Victorian yachting tragedy