Vinogradoff, Sir Paul. Outlines of Historical Jurisprudence. London: Oxford University Press, 1920. Two volumes. 428; x, 315 pp. Reprinted 1999 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 98-42298. ISBN 1-886363-64-1. Cloth. $150. * A complex description and analytical perspective of the growth of jurisprudence from tribal to modern law, beginning with the concept of marital union among tribes and clans and continuing to the "Jurisprudence of the Greek City" in the fourth and fifth centuries. "He goes into everything and differs, where he thinks fit, from the lifelong specialist. He is always himself, never an echo." Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection of New York University (1953) 929-930. Each volume is thoroughly indexed.
An Introduction to the Systematic Study of the Development of Law
Author: Guy Carleton Lee
Pubpsher: Franklin Classics Trade Press
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This volume brings together for the first time over a hundred of Oakeshott’s essays and reviews, written between 1926 and 1951, that until now have remained scattered through a variety of scholarly journals, periodicals and newspapers. A new editorial introduction explains how these pieces, including the lengthy essay on the philosophical nature of jurisprudence that occupies an important position in Oakeshott’s work, illuminate his other published writings. The collection throws new light on the context of his thought by placing him in dialogue with a number of other major figures in the humanities and social sciences during this period, including Leo Strauss, A.N. Whitehead, Karl Mannheim, Herbert Butterfield, E.H. Carr, Gilbert Ryle, and R.G. Collingwood.
American Legal Thought and the Transatlantic Turn to History
Author: David M. Rabban
Pubpsher: Cambridge University Press
This is a study of the central role of history in late-nineteenth century American legal thought. In the decades following the Civil War, the founding generation of professional legal scholars in the United States drew from the evolutionary social thought that pervaded Western intellectual life on both sides of the Atlantic. Their historical analysis of law as an inductive science rejected deductive theories and supported moderate legal reform, conclusions that challenge conventional accounts of legal formalism Unprecedented in its coverage and its innovative conclusions about major American legal thinkers from the Civil War to the present, the book combines transatlantic intellectual history, legal history, the history of legal thought, historiography, jurisprudence, constitutional theory, and the history of higher education.