Henry James Sumner Maine Quote

It is true that the aristocracies seem to have abused their monopoly of legal knowledge and at all events their exclusive possession of the law was a formidable impediment to the success of those popular movements which began to be universal in the western world.


Ancient Law: Its Connection with the Early History of Society, and Its Relation to Modern Ideas (ed. 1870)

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It is true that the aristocracies seem to have abused their monopoly of legal knowledge and at all events their exclusive possession of the law was a ...

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It is true that the aristocracies seem to have abused their monopoly of legal knowledge and at all events their exclusive possession of the law was a ...

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It is true that the aristocracies seem to have abused their monopoly of legal knowledge and at all events their exclusive possession of the law was a ...

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It is true that the aristocracies seem to have abused their monopoly of legal knowledge and at all events their exclusive possession of the law was a ...