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The Resource Taming the past : essays on law in history and history in law, Robert W. Gordon, Stanford University, (electronic resource)

Taming the past : essays on law in history and history in law, Robert W. Gordon, Stanford University, (electronic resource)

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Taming the past : essays on law in history and history in law
Title
Taming the past
Title remainder
essays on law in history and history in law
Statement of responsibility
Robert W. Gordon, Stanford University
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Language
eng
Summary
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
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1941-
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Gordon, Robert W.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Studies in legal history
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Law
Label
Taming the past : essays on law in history and history in law, Robert W. Gordon, Stanford University, (electronic resource)
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 17 Jul 2017)
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; Part I. The Common Law Tradition in Legal Historiography: 1. The common law tradition in American legal historiography; 2. Holmes' common law as legal and social science; Part II. Legal Historians: 3. James Willard Hurst, against the common law tradition - social-legal history's pioneer; 4. Hurst recaptured; 5. Morton Horwitz and his critics: a conflict of narratives; 6. The elusive transformation; 7. Method and politics: Horwitz on lawyers' uses of history; 8. E. P. Thompson's legacies; 9. Owen Fiss, the constitution of liberal order at the 'Troubled Beginnings of the Modern State'; Part III. History and Historicism in Legal History and Argument: 10. Historicism in legal scholarship; 11. Critical legal histories; 12. The past as authority and social critic; 13. Taming the past: three lectures on history in legal argument; 14. Originalism and nostalgic traditionalism; 15. Undoing historical injustice
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ssib035317056
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 424 pages)
Form of item
online
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Isbn
9781108147668
Isbn Type
(ebook)
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digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)ssib035317056
Label
Taming the past : essays on law in history and history in law, Robert W. Gordon, Stanford University, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 17 Jul 2017)
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; Part I. The Common Law Tradition in Legal Historiography: 1. The common law tradition in American legal historiography; 2. Holmes' common law as legal and social science; Part II. Legal Historians: 3. James Willard Hurst, against the common law tradition - social-legal history's pioneer; 4. Hurst recaptured; 5. Morton Horwitz and his critics: a conflict of narratives; 6. The elusive transformation; 7. Method and politics: Horwitz on lawyers' uses of history; 8. E. P. Thompson's legacies; 9. Owen Fiss, the constitution of liberal order at the 'Troubled Beginnings of the Modern State'; Part III. History and Historicism in Legal History and Argument: 10. Historicism in legal scholarship; 11. Critical legal histories; 12. The past as authority and social critic; 13. Taming the past: three lectures on history in legal argument; 14. Originalism and nostalgic traditionalism; 15. Undoing historical injustice
Control code
ssib035317056
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 424 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781108147668
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssib035317056

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