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Law books in action : essays on the Anglo-American legal treatise

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  • Creator edited Angela Fernandez and Markus D. Dubber
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Oxford ; Portland, Or. : Hart Pub., 2012.
  • Physical Details
    • ix, 252 pages ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 1849461414, 9781849461412
  • OCLC ocn767570676


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Introduction : putting the legal treatise in its place / Angela Fernandez and Markus D Dubber -- Historicising Blackstone's commentaries on the laws of England : difference and sameness in historical time / Kunal M Parker -- 'Of institutes and treatises' : Blackstone's commentaries, Kent's commentaries and Murdoch's Epitome of the laws of Nova-Scotia / Philip Girard -- Tapping Reeve, coverture and America's first legal treatise / Angela Fernandez -- Story'd paradigms for the nineteenth-century display of Lnglo-American legal doctrine / G Blaine Baker -- A province of jurisprudence? : invention of a law of constitutional conventions / Roman J. Hoyos -- Nineteenth-century treatises on English contract law / Stephen Waddams -- Of treatises and textbooks: the literature of the criminal law in nineteenth-century Britain / Lindsay Farmer -- Truth and privilege : libel treatises and the transmission of legal norms in the early nineteenth-century Anglo-American world / Lyndsay Campbell -- Renovate or rebuild? treatises, digests and criminal law codification / Barry Wright -- A low law counter treatise? 'absentees' to 'wreck' in British North America's first justice of the peace manual / Jim Phillips -- Commentary : effects of scale : toward a history of the literature of law / Christopher Tomlins