Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Edwards on Hartog, "Someday All This Will Be Yours"

Over at JOTWELL, Laura Edwards (Duke University) has posted some thoughts on Hendrik Hartog's Someday All This Will Be Yours: A History of Inheritance and Old Age (2012). Here's the first paragraph:
As the title suggests, Someday All This Will Be Yours is a legal history about inheritance and old age. The legal conflicts that form the core of the book make for compelling reading. Even so, the title does not capture the book’s most compelling elements, which challenge conventional assumptions about legal history and the place of law in the past.
Read on here.