Out now with Bloomsbury is A Cultural History of Law, a six-volume collection examining law in western societies from antiquity to the modern age. From the press:
How have legal ideas and institutions affected Western culture? And how has the law itself been shaped by its cultural context?
In a work spanning 4,500 years, these questions are addressed by 57 experts, each contributing an authoritative study of a theme applied to a period in history. Supported by detailed case material and over 230 illustrations, the volumes examine trends and nuances of the culture of law in Western societies from antiquity to the present.
Individual volume editors ensure the cohesion of the whole, and to make it as easy as possible to use, chapter titles are identical across each of the volumes. This gives the choice of reading about a specific period in one of the volumes, or following a theme across history by reading the relevant chapter in each of the six.
The six volumes cover: 1 - Antiquity (2500 BCE-500 CE); 2 - Middle Ages (500-1500); 3 - Early Modern Age (1500-1680); 4 - Age of Enlightenment (1680-1820); 5 - Age of Reform (1820-1920); 6 - Modern Age (1920-present).
Themes (and chapter titles) are: Justice; Constitution; Codes; Agreements; Arguments; Property and Possession; Wrongs; and the Legal Profession.
A Cultural History of Law is part of the Cultural Histories Series.More on each volume after the jump:
Volume 1: A Cultural History of Law in Antiquity
Edited by Julen Etxabe, University of Helsinki, Finland
Volume 2: A Cultural History of Law in the Middle Ages
Edited by Emanuele Conte, Roma Tre University, Italy and EHESS, Paris, France and Laurent Mayali, University of California at Berkeley, USA
Volume 3: A Cultural History of Law in the Early Modern Age
Edited by Peter Goodrich, Cardozo School of Law, New York, USA
Volume 4: A Cultural History of Law in the Age of Enlightenment
Edited by Rebecca Probert, University of Exeter, UK and John Snape, University of Warwick, UK
Volume 5: A Cultural History of Law in the Age of Reform
Edited by Ian Ward, Newcastle University, UK
Volume 6: A Cultural History of Law in the Modern Age
Edited by Richard K Sherwin, New York University Law School, USA and Danielle Celermajer, University of Sydney, Australia
Further information is available here.