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Islands of Law: A Legal History of the British Isles

Islands of Law: A Legal History of the British Isles

by Richard S. Tompson
     
 

This comprehensive legal history of the British Isles describes the growth and interaction of legal systems in England, Scotland, and Ireland from the seventeenth century to the present. Islands of Law undertakes to amend two gaps in historical writing by using legal history to illuminate the general narrative of events and by offering a new contribution to

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This comprehensive legal history of the British Isles describes the growth and interaction of legal systems in England, Scotland, and Ireland from the seventeenth century to the present. Islands of Law undertakes to amend two gaps in historical writing by using legal history to illuminate the general narrative of events and by offering a new contribution to the recent direction of multinational historical study of the British Isles. The central thesis of the book contends that legal interaction was an important part of many major events, but where there were battles for survival in the seventeenth century, the processes of interaction have become more benign, though no less potent, in the twentieth century.

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Tompson (history, U. of Utah) describes the growth and interaction of legal systems in England, Scotland, and Ireland from the 17th century to the present, and mentions in passing the suppression of Welsh law in the 14th century after the conquest. Using legal history to illuminate the general course of events and contributing to the recent multinational approach to British history, he argues that legal interaction was an important part of many major events. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820448985
Publisher:
Peter Lang Publishing Inc.
Publication date:
12/08/2000
Series:
Studies in Modern European History Series, #40
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
339
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

The Author: Richard S. Tompson is Professor of History at the University of Utah. He received his Ph.D. in history from the University of Michigan. He has written articles on various aspects of legal history, and he has published Classics or Charity? The Dilemma of the Eighteenth Century English Grammar School; The Charity Commission and the Age of Reform; and The Atlantic Archipelago: A Political History of the British Isles.

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