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A Cultural History of Law in the Early Modern Age

A Cultural History of Law in the Early Modern Age, Volume 3

by Peter Goodrich

Peter Goodrich is Professor of Law, and Director of the Program in Law and Humanities, at Cardozo School of Law, New York, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2019
  • DOI:
    10.5040/9781474206600
  • ISBN:
    978-1-4742-1285-4 (hardback)

    978-1-4742-1264-9 (set)

    978-1-3500-7929-8 (epdf)

    978-1-3500-7930-4 (epub)

    978-1-4742-0660-0 (online)
  • Edition:
    First edition
  • Place of Publication:
    London
  • Published Online:
    2019
A Cultural History of Law in the Early Modern Age
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Opened up by the revival of Classical thought but riven by the violence of the Reformation and Counter Reformation, the terrain of Early Modern law was constantly shifting. The age of expansion saw unparalleled degrees of internal and external exploration and colonization, accompanied by the advance of science and the growing power of knowledge. A Cultural History of Law in the Early Modern Age, covering the period from 1500 to 1680, explores the war of jurisdictions and the slow and contested emergence of national legal traditions in continental Europe and in Britannia. Most particularly, the chapters examine the European quality of the Western legal traditions and seek to link the political project of Anglican common law, the mos britannicus, to its classical European language and context. Drawing upon a wealth of textual and visual sources, A Cultural History of Law in the Early Modern Age presents essays that examine key cultural case studies of the period on the themes of justice, constitution, codes, agreements, arguments, property and possession, wrongs, and the legal profession.