Author:Frederic William Maitland

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Frederic William Maitland
English jurist and historian; Downing Professor of Law, Trinity College, Cambridge University
This author wrote articles for the Dictionary of National Biography, and the list on this page is complete to 1901.
Articles written by this author are designated in the DNB by the initials "F. W. M."
This author wrote articles for the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica.
Articles attributed to this author are designated in EB1911 by the initials "F. W. M."
Frederic William Maitland



  • Pleas of the crown for the county of Gloucester, 1884 (external scan)
  • Justice and police, 1885 (external scan)
  • Bracton's Note book. A collection of cases decided in the King's courts during the reign of Henry the Third. 1887 (external scans (multiple parts): 1, 2, 3)
  • Why the History of English Law is Not Written, 1888 (short work) (external scan)
  • Select pleas in manorial and other seignorial courts, 1889 (external scan)
  • Three rolls of the King's court in the reign of King Richard the First. A.D. 1194-1195 Published 1891 (external scan)
  • (ed.) The court baron, (1891) with William Paley Baildon (external scan)
  • English Law and the Renaissance [djvu]
  • Domesday Book and Beyond (1896) (external scan)
  • Township and borough, 1898 (external scan)
  • Roman canon law in the Church of England, 1898 (external scan)
  • Magistri Vacarii summa de matrimonio. 1898 (short work) (external scan)
  • History of English Law Before the Time of Edward I, Volume One; Volume Two (Second Edition, 1898) (with Frederick Pollock) (external scan)
  • Political theories of the Middle Age by Otto Friedrich von Gierke, (translator) 1900 (external scan)
  • English law and the renaissance, 1901 (external scan)
  • The charters of the borough of Cambridge, With Mary Bateson, 1901 (external scan)
  • Year Books of Edward II., 1903 (external scans (multiple parts): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
  • The life and letters of Leslie Stephen, 1906 (external scan)
  • The Constitutional History of England (1908) (external scan)
  • The collected papers of Frederic William Maitland: Downing professor of the laws of England, 1911 (external scans (multiple parts): 1, 2, 3)
  • A sketch of English legal history. With Francis Charles Montague, 1915 (external scan)
  • Equity, also the forms of action at common law, 1916 (external scan)

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Contribution to Cambridge Modern History[edit]


  • "The Corporation Sole"
  • "The Crown as Corporation"
  • "The Unincorporated Body"
  • "The Domesday Book"
  • "Trust and Corporation"

Works about Maitland[edit]

Works by this author published before January 1, 1927 are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.