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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3040: English Legal History

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

W.R. Cornish, C. Mitchell, P. Mitchell, S. Banks, R. Probert, Law and Society in England 1750-1950 (2017, Hart).

R. Probert and J. Snape (eds) A Cultural History of Law in the Age of Enlightenment (2017, Hart) and I. Ward (ed) A Cultural History of Law in the Age of Empires (Hart, 2017).

W.R. Cornish, J Stuart Anderson, R. Cocks, M. Lobban, P. Polden, K. Smith, The Oxford History of the Laws of England, 1820-1914 (2010, OUP)

M. Lobban, Michael, The Common Law and English Jurisprudence 1760-1850 (1991, Clarendon Press)

J. H. Baker, Introduction to English Legal History 4th edn (2002, Butterworths)