This book is a classic study of property law, examining the legal and philosophical principles that underpin the concept of ownership. It provides a thorough analysis of the origins and evolution of property rights, the different forms of property ownership, and the ways in which property law interacts with other areas of law, such as contracts and torts. The book also discusses contemporary issues in property law, including the tension between individual autonomy and social justice, and the environmental implications of property ownership.This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.This work is in the 'public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.