Ancient Law is a book by Henry James Sumner Maine. It was first published in octavo in 1861. This edition was reprinted many times. A new edition, with notes by Frederick Pollock, was published in octavo in 1906.
Lectures delivered by Maine for the Inns of Court were the groundwork for Ancient Law, the book by which his reputation was made at one stroke. Its object, as stated in the preface, was "to indicate some of the earliest ideas of mankind, as they are reflected in ancient law, and to point out the relation of those ideas to modern thought.
- W Harold Maxwell and Leslie F Maxwell. A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth of Nations. Second Edition. Sweet & Maxwell. London. 1955. Volume 1. Page 612.
- Frederick Pollock (1911). "Maine, Sir Henry James Sumner". In Chisholm, Hugh. Encyclopædia Britannica 17 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 432
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