Essays in the History of Canadian Law: A Tribute to Peter N. Oliver

Essays in the History of Canadian Law: A Tribute to Peter N. Oliver

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Written to honour the life and work of the late Peter N. Oliver, the distinguished historian and editor-in-chief of the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History from 1979-2006, this collection assembles the finest legal scholars to reflect on the issues in and development of the field of legal history in Canada.

Covering a broad range of topics, this volume examines developments over the last two hundred years in the legal profession and the judiciary, nineteenth-century prison history, as well as the impact of the 1815 Treaty of Paris. The introduction also provides insight into the history of the Osgoode Society and of Oliver's essential role in it, along with an illuminating analysis of the Society's publications program, which produced sixty-six books during his tenure.

A fitting tribute to one of the foremost legal historians, this tenth volume of Essays in the History of Canadian Law is a significant contribution to the discipline to which Oliver devoted so much.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442693203
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date: 09/18/2008
Series: Essays in the History of Canadian Law , #10
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 480
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Jim Phillips is a professor in the faculty of law at the University of Toronto.

The Honourable Roy McMurtry, OC, O.Ont., QC, is currently Chancellor of York University and serves as counsel to Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP.

JOHN T. SAYWELL is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Toronto.

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