The Oxford Handbook of Legal History

ISBN : 9780198794356

Markus D. Dubber; Christopher Tomlins
1152 Pages
171 x 246 mm
Pub date
Jul 2018
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Some of the most exciting, and innovative, legal scholarship over the past few decades has been driven by historical curiosity. This Handbook offers a fascinating compendium of methodological studies from the field of legal history.


Part I Contexts: Locating Legal History
1 Maks Del Mar: Philosophical Analysis and Historical Inquiry: Theorising Normativity, Law and Legal Thought
2 Ron Harris: The History and Historical Stance of Law and Economics
3 Gunter Frankenberg: Critical Histories of Comparative Law
4 Simon Stern: Literary Analysis of Law
5 Marianne Constable and Samera Esmeir: Rhetoric and the Possibilities of Legal History
Part II Approaches: Conceptualizing Legal History
6 Markus Dubber: Legal History as Legal Scholarship: Doctrinalism, Interdisciplinarity, and Critical Analysis of Law
7 Laura F. Edwards: Law as Social History
8 Roy Kreitner: Legal History as Political History
9 Assaf Likhovski: The Intellectual History of Law
10 Joshua Getzler: Legal History as Doctrinal History
11 Bryan Wagner: Historical Method in the Study of Law and Culture
12 Anne Fleming: Legal History as Economic History
13 Carolyn Strange: Femininities and Masculinities: Looking Backward and Moving Forward in Criminal Legal Historical Gender Research
14 Angela Fernandez: Legal history as the History of Legal Texts
15 Katharina Isabel Schmidt: From Evolutionary Functionalism to Critical Transnationalism: Comparative Legal History, Aristotle to Present
16 Renisa Mawani: Archival Legal History: Toward the Ocean as Archive
17 Elizabeth Dale: Spelunking, or, Some Meditations on the New Presentism
18 Paul D. Halliday: Legal History: Taking the Long View
19 Daniel Klerman: Quantitative Legal History
PART III Perspectives: Legal History in Modern Legal Thought
20 John V. Orth: Blackstone
21 Philip Schofield: Jeremy Bentham
22 Mathias Reimann: Historical Jurisprudence
23 Michael Lobban: Legal Formalism
24 Noga Morag-Levine: Sociological Jurisprudence and the Spirit of the Common Law
25 Dan Priel: The Return of Legal Realism
26 Catherine L. Fisk: &: Law _ Society in Historical Legal Research
27 Tom Johnson: Legal History and the Material Turn
28 Christopher Tomlins: Marxist Legal History
29 Justin Desautels-Stein: Structuralist and Poststructuralist Legal History
30 John Henry Schlegel: Sez Who? Critical Legal History without a Privileged Position
31 Emilios Christodoulidis and Johan van der Walt: Critical Legal Studies: Europe
32 Maria Drakopoulou: Feminist Historiography of Law: An Exposition and Proposition
33 H. Timothy Lovelace, Jr.: Critical Race Theory and the Political Uses of Legal History
34 David Minto: Queering Law's Empire: Domination and Domain in the Sexing Up of Legal History
PART IV Traditions: Tracing Legal History
35 Clifford Ando: Roman Law
36 Karl Shoemaker: Medieval Canon Law
37 Kunal M. Parker: The Transformation of the Common Law: Modernism, History, and the Turn to Process
38 Heikki Pihlajamaki: Tracing Legal History in Continental Civil Law
39 Steven Wilf: Jewish Law
40 Lena Salaymeh: Historical Research on Islamic Law
41 Tahirih V. Lee: 'By the Light of the Moon': Looking for China's Rich Legal Tradition
42 Shaunnagh Dorsett: Aboriginal and Indigenous Law in Australia and New Zealand)
43 Thomas Duve: Indigenous Rights in Latin America
44 Mitra Sharafi: Indian Law
45 Doreen Lustig: Governance Histories of International Law
46 Paul McHugh: Imperial law: the Legal Historian and the Trials and Tribulations of an Imperial Past
PART V Illustrations: Doing Things with Legal History
47 Gerry Leonard: A History of Violence: American Constitutional History and the Criminal System
48 Alfred L. Brophy: Historical Analysis in Property Law
49 Anat Rosenberg: What Do Contracts Histories Tell Us About Capitalism: From Origins and Distribution, to the Body and the Nation
50 Arlie Loughnan: Historical Analysis in Criminal Law: a Counter-History of Criminal Trial Verdicts
51 Martin Loughlin: The Historical Method in Public Law
52 David Schorr: Historical Analysis in Environmental Law
53 Norman W. Spaulding: Redeeming the American Founding?
54 Peter Lindseth: Foundings: Europe
55 R.P. Boast: Adjudication of Indigenous-Settler Relations
56 Leora Bilsky and Rachel Klagsbrun: Cultural Genocide: between Law and History
57 Sam Erman and Nathan Perl-Rosenthal: Historians' Amicus Briefs: Practice and Prospect

About the author: 

Markus Dubber is Professor of Law and Director of the Centre for Ethics at the University of Toronto. Much of Markus's scholarship has focused on theoretical, comparative, and historical aspects of criminal law. He has published, as author or editor, eighteen books as well as over seventy papers; his work has appeared in English and German, and has been translated into Arabic, Chinese, Italian, Korean, Persian, and Spanish. His publications include Criminal Law: A Comparative Approach (with Tatjana Hornle) (2014); The Oxford Handbook of Criminal Law (with Tatjana Hornle) (2014); Foundational Texts in Modern Criminal Law (2014); The New Police Science: The Police Power in Domestic and International Governance (with Mariana Valverde) (2006); The Police Power: Patriarchy and the Foundations of American Government (2005); and Victims in the War on Crime (2002).; Christopher Tomlins is the Elizabeth J. Boalt Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. He joined the Berkeley Law faculty in 2014. Trained as a historian at The Johns Hopkins University, his teaching career began in 1980 at La Trobe University, Melbourne, where he was successively Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, and University Reader in Legal Studies. In 1992 Tomlins joined the research faculty of the American Bar Foundation, Chicago, where he remained until 2009, when he became Chancellor's Professor of Law at the University of California, Irvine. Tomlins' primary affiliation at Berkeley Law is to the Jurisprudence and Social Policy (Ph.D.) program, in which he teaches courses on the history and law of slavery, and on legal history. He also teaches in the undergraduate Legal Studies Program.

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