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A Century of British Medieval Studies$
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Alan Deyermond

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780197263952

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197263952.001.0001

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Legal History

Legal History

Chapter:
(p.180) (p.181) Legal History
Source:
A Century of British Medieval Studies
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Paul Brand

Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197263952.003.0008

This chapter examines twentieth-century British scholarship on medieval English legal history. Legal history has long been a marginal subject within British academic life, falling somewhat clumsily between the two stools of law and history, although it is an essential part of both subjects. There were very few English medieval legal historians at work during the twentieth century and this is unlikely to change for the better in the future.

Keywords:   English legal history, British scholarship, academic life, law, legal historians, medieval history

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