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Law and history

Law and history

Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Series: Current legal issues, v. 6.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Law and History" contains a collection of essays by prominent legal historians that explore the ways in which history has been used by lawyers past and present to answer legal questions. This volume covers a broad range of topics, from a discussion of the nature of norms in the middle ages to the role of war crimes trials in the twentieth century. It includes wide-ranging historiographical discussions that examine  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
ISBN: 0199264147 9780199264148
OCLC Number: 56387223
Description: xxii, 458 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: the tools and the tasks of the legal historian / Michael Lobban --
What is legal history a history of? / David Ibbetson --
Norms and legal argument before 1150 / Paul Hyams --
Myth, mistake, invention? Excavating the foundations of the English legal tradition / Anthony Musson --
Montesquieu between law and history / Andrew Lewis --
The ambition of Lord Kames's equity / Michael Lobban --
Law, history, and memorable sentences / Raymond Cocks --
Henry Sumner Maine's grand tour: Roman law in ancient law / Carl Landauer --
Law and 'tradition': Henry Maine and the theoretical origins of indirect rule / Karuna Mantena --
Max Weber and comparative legal history / David d'Avray --
Weber and the ideal of Roman law / Kaius Tuori --
Law, history, and the social sciences: intellectual traditions of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Europe / Joshua Getzler --
Classification of private law in relation to historical evidence: description, prescription, and conceptual analysis / Stephen Waddams --
Mistaken arguments: the role of argument in the development of a doctrine of contractual mistake in nineteenth-century England / Catharine MacMillan --
'Officialism': law, bureaucracy, and ideology in late Victorian England / Chantel Stebbings --
Perjurious Albion: perjury prosecutions and the Victorian trial / Wendie Ellen Schneider --
Unsettling accounts: methodological issues within the reconstruction of the role of a US intelligence agency within the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials / Michael Salter --
The Holocaust, history, and legal memory / Lawrence Douglas --
'Settling accounts': law as history in the Trial of the Gang of Four / Alexander Cook --
Law and chaos: legal argument as a non-linear process / Eileen M. O'Sullivan.
Series Title: Current legal issues, v. 6.
Responsibility: edited by Andrew Lewis and Michael Lobban.
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These essays explore the ways in which history has been used by lawyers. Largely theoretical in focus, the volume covers a broad range of issues, including discussions of norms in medieval England,  Read more...


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