Essays in Law and History

Author: Sir William Searle Holdsworth
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
ISBN: 9781886363137
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Law

Holdsworth, William S. Essays in Law and History. Edited by A.L. Goodhart and H.G. Hanbury. Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, 1946. xv, 302 pp. Reprinted 1995 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 99-047234. ISBN 1-886363-13-7. Cloth. $75. * This volume collects seventeen essays the great legal scholar wrote over the course of his very prolific career. Topics chosen include martial law, the English constitution, case law, equity, trusts, libel, law reporting in the nineteenth- and twentieth-centuries, contract and land law, among others. "The constitutional historian, the international lawyer, the real property expert, the common law practitioner, the civilian and even the general reader will each find something to his address. It is a book to browse and enjoy at leisure.": Law Quarterly Review 64:120-2. The book concludes with a table of cases and name and general indexes.

Taming the Past

Author: Robert W. Gordon
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316644006
Release Date: 2017-06-09
Genre: Law

Lawyers and judges often make arguments based on history - on the authority of precedent and original constitutional understandings. They argue both to preserve the inspirational, heroic past and to discard its darker pieces - such as feudalism and slavery, the tyranny of princes and priests, and the subordination of women. In doing so, lawyers tame the unruly, ugly, embarrassing elements of the past, smoothing them into reassuring tales of progress. In a series of essays and lectures written over forty years, Robert W. Gordon describes and analyses how lawyers approach the past and the strategies they use to recruit history for present use while erasing or keeping at bay its threatening or inconvenient aspects. Together, the corpus of work featured in Taming the Past offers an analysis of American law and society and its leading historians since 1900.

Feminist Legal History

Author: Tracy A. Thomas
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814787199
Release Date: 2011-04-04
Genre: Law

Attuned to the social contexts within which laws are created, feminist lawyers, historians, and activists have long recognized the discontinuities and contradictions that lie at the heart of efforts to transform the law in ways that fully serve women’s interests. At its core, the nascent field of feminist legal history is driven by a commitment to uncover women’s legal agency and how women, both historically and currently, use law to obtain individual and societal empowerment. Feminist Legal History represents feminist legal historians’ efforts to define their field, by showcasing historical research and analysis that demonstrates how women were denied legal rights, how women used the law proactively to gain rights, and how, empowered by law, women worked to alter the law to try to change gendered realities. Encompassing two centuries of American history, thirteen original essays expose the many ways in which legal decisions have hinged upon ideas about women or gender as well as the ways women themselves have intervened in the law, from Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s notion of a legal class of gender to the deeply embedded inequities involved in Ledbetter v. Goodyear, a 2007 Supreme Court pay discrimination case. Contributors: Carrie N. Baker, Felice Batlan, Tracey Jean Boisseau, Eileen Boris, Richard H. Chused, Lynda Dodd, Jill Hasday, Gwen Hoerr Jordan, Maya Manian, Melissa Murray, Mae C. Quinn, Margo Schlanger, Reva Siegel, Tracy A. Thomas, and Leti Volpp

The Eye of the Law

Author: Michael Stolleis
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781134028115
Release Date: 2008-09-25
Genre: History

Written by the eminent German legal historian, Michael Stolleis, these two ‘Essays on Legal History’ offer an original and compelling history of the symbolism through which law is characterised as being 'above' us. In ‘The Eye of the Law’, the history of this metaphor is followed from antiquity through to the present day: from the Greek Eye of Justice, the eye of the impartial judge of the Underworld, the Eye of God watching past, present and future, the Eye of the Prince, guiding his subjects, to the almighty Eye of the Law. While our belief in the law may have become brittle, nothing escapes what is now the Eye of Big Brother. ‘In the Name of the Law’ takes up the various formulas used to legitimate the decisions of the courts, from the times of absolutism over the 19th century until today. The speaker who speaks in the name of a higher being underlines his function: his authority comes from above. And it is ‘in the name of’ god, king, people, state, nation, or law, that a weak, earthly, justice receives its support.

Essays in Singapore Legal History

Author: Kevin Tan
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish Academic
ISBN: 981210349X
Release Date: 2005
Genre: History

The essays in this volume are the result of an exhibition on legal history staged by the Singapore Academy of Law in 1995. After that exhibition, a Legal History Sub-Committee was established within the Academy to look into ways of promoting the general awareness of the roots of legal practice in Singapore. It was decided that an illustrated collection of essays on selected legal history subjects might provide the right launchpad. This book aims not only to bring the fascinating world of legal history to a much wider audience, but also to act as a springboard for future study and research. If anything, it represents the beginning of a quest to making legal history a living subject.

Critical Studies in Ancient Law Comparative Law and Legal History

Author: John Cairns
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781847310255
Release Date: 2001-01-19
Genre: Law

This important collection of essays is at the cutting edge of contemporary research on Roman law, comparative law, and legal history. The international and distinguished group of authors address some of the most lively contemporary problems in their respective fields, and provide new perspectives and insights in a wide range of areas. With a firm focus on texts and contexts, the papers come together to provide a coherent volume dedicated to one of the greatest contemporary Romanists, legal historians and comparative lawyers. The book covers Professor Watson's main fields of interest in a clear and accessible form, while also making available the scholarship of some individuals who do not normally publish in English. This fully-indexed volume will be of interest to all scholars and students of Roman law, ancient Jewish and Chinese law, legal history and comparative law, and will be useful for teaching and research in these fields.

The African Canadian Legal Odyssey

Author: Barrington Walker
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9781442646896
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Law

The African Canadian Legal Odyssey explores the history of African Canadians and the law from the era of slavery until the early twenty-first century. This collection demonstrates that the social history of Blacks in Canada has always been inextricably bound to questions of law, and that the role of the law in shaping Black life was often ambiguous and shifted over time. Comprised of eleven engaging chapters, organized both thematically and chronologically, it includes a substantive introduction that provides a synthesis and overview of this complex history. This outstanding collection will appeal to both advanced specialists and undergraduate students and makes an important contribution to an emerging field of scholarly inquiry.

Essays in the History of Canadian Law

Author: Philip Girard
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9781442613591
Release Date: 2011-10-01
Genre: History

This third volume of Essays in the History of Canadian Law presents thoroughly researched, original essays in Nova Scotian legal history. An introduction by the editors is followed by ten essays grouped into four main areas of study. The first is the legal system as a whole: essays in this section discuss the juridical failure of the Annapolis regime, present a collective biography of the province's superior court judiciary to 1900, and examine the property rights of married women in the nineteenth century. The second section deals with criminal law, exploring vagrancy laws in Halifax in the late nineteenth century, aspects of prisons and punishments before 1880, and female petty crime in Halifax. The third section, on family law, examines the issues of divorce from 1750 to 1890 and child custody from 1866 to 1910. Finally, two essays relate to law and the economy: one examines the Mines Arbitration Act of 1888; the other considers the question of private property and public resources in the context of the administrative control of water in Nova Scotia.

Thinking Like a Lawyer

Author: Paul McKechnie
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789047401384
Release Date: 2002-02-26
Genre: History

In this collection of essays, contributors act on John Crook's injunction to 'think like lawyers' about Roman law and Rome—and also ancient Greece, Persia, and the modern world. A literary strand runs through the book alongside its legal and historical strands.

Essays in the History of Canadian Law

Author: G. Blaine Baker
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9781442648159
Release Date: 2013-10-25
Genre: History

The essays in this volume deal with the legal history of the Province of Quebec, Upper and Lower Canada, and the Province of Canada between the British conquest of 1759 and confederation of the British North America colonies in 1867. The backbone of the modern Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec, this geographic area was unified politically for more than half of the period under consideration. As such, four of the papers are set in the geographic cradle of modern Quebec, four treat nineteenth-century Ontario, and the remaining four deal with the St. Lawrence and Great Lakes watershed as a whole. The authors come from disciplines as diverse as history, socio-legal studies, women's studies, and law. The majority make substantial use of second-language sources in their essays, which shade into intellectual history, social and family history, regulatory history, and political history.

Essays in Legal History Read Before the International Congress of Historical Studies Held in London in 1913

Author: Paul Vinogradoff
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
ISBN: 9781584773511
Release Date: 1913
Genre: Law

Vinogradoff, Paul, editor. Essays in Legal History Read Before the International Congress of Historical Studies Held in London in 1913. London: Oxford University Press, 1913. viii, 396 pp. Reprinted 2004 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN 1-58477-351-0. Cloth. $85. * Complete text of papers read at the International Congress, in their native tongue, edited by Paul Vinogradoff, who presided over the section. The collection of 20 includes essays given by Gierke, Hazeltine, and Huebner, as well as "The Numismatic Illustrations of the History of Roman Law" by E. C. Clark, "The Transformation of Equity" by Sir Frederick Pollock, "The Influence of Coke on the Development of English Law" by W.S. Holdsworth, and "La Maxime Princeps Legibus Solutus est dans l'ancien Droit public francais" by E. Esmein.

Essays in the History of Canadian Law

Author: John McLaren
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 0802071511
Release Date: 1995
Genre: History

These essays look at key social, economic, and political issues of the times and show how they influenced the developing legal system.

Essays in the History of Canadian Law A tribute to Peter N Oliver

Author: David H. Flaherty
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802099112
Release Date: 2008
Genre: History

Covering a broad range of topics, this volume examines developments over the last two hundred years in the legal profession and the judiciary, nineteenth-century prison history, as well as the impact of the 1815 Treaty of Paris.