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A History of Water Rights at Common Law

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Water resources were central to England's precocious economic development in the thirteenth and sixteenth centuries, and then again in the industrial, transport, and urban revolutions of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Each of these periods saw a great deal of legal conflict over water rights, often between domestic, agricultural, and manufacturing interests competing for access to flowing water. From 1750 the common-law courts developed a large but unstable body of legal ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Law, Law Faculty
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Author
Publication date:
2004-01-01
URN:
uuid:da1167a0-f7fb-4e9d-9b8f-7698ddd6f4be
Source identifiers:
479716
Local pid:
pubs:479716
ISBN:
9780198265818

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