The Doctor and Student: Or Dialogues Between a Doctor of Divinity and a Student in the Laws of England, Containing the Grounds of Those Laws Together with Questions and Cases Concerning the Equity Thereof 1874
Often cited authority on the foundations of law. Originally published: Cincinnati: Robert Clarke & Co., 1874. xiii, 401 pp. Originally written in Latin in 1523, this work contains two dialogues between a doctor of divinity and a student of English law. It popularized canonist learning on the nature and object of law, the religious and moral standards of law, the foundations of the common law and issues regarding the jurisdiction of Parliament. A very important work in the development of equity, Doctor and Student appeared in numerous editions. An authority well into the eighteenth century, it influenced several legal writers, including Blackstone.
". . . surely the most remarkable book relating to English law published in the Tudor period, and quite unlike any book to have come from the pen of an English lawyer before." --Dictionary of National Biography XVII:616.
CHRISTOPHER SAINT GERMAIN [c.1460-1540] was a legal writer and controversialist who wrote on a variety of topics. His noteworthy works include A Treatise Concernynge the Dilusion Betwene the Spiritualtie and Temporaltie (1532) and Salem and Bizance (1533). Also a notable bibliophile, his library exceeded that of any other lawyer of his time.