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Law and History

Doe, Christopher Norman and Sandberg, Russell, eds. 2017. Law and History. Critical Concepts in Law, Abingdon: Routledge.

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Abstract

The historical study of law is among the most important domains of global legal scholarship. Indeed, many of the most distinguished academic works on law are historical. And while much scholarly output has focused on ‘textual’ legal history—exploring how legal doctrines, ideas, concepts, principles, and institutions have developed over time—in recent years there has also been a sharpened focus on ‘contextual’ legal history, exploring the interaction and interplay between legal and socio-political change. Now, to help researchers and students navigate and make better sense of an overabundance of scholarship, Routledge announces a new collection in its Critical Concepts in Law series. Edited by two leading academics, Law and History provides an authoritative ‘mini library’ which explores the development of legal history as an area of study by bringing together major works on the ‘textual’ legal history of English law alongside cutting-edge ‘contextual’ legal history. Volume I, entitled ‘Historiography’, explores the relationship between law and history and the development of legal history. The second and third volumes ('Public Law’and 'Land Law’ ) explicate law’s historical development, while the collection’s final volume, ‘Law of Obligations', underscores the interaction between legal and social and political change. With a full index, and thoughtful introductions, newly written by the learned editors, Law and History is sure to be welcomed as a vital and enduring reference and pedagogical resource.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Edited Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Law
Additional Information: Copyright year 2017
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781138961685
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 09:32
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/96603

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