Journals Higher Education



Published: 14 May 1992

488 Pages

ISBN: 9780198762430

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A Short History of Western Legal Theory

J. M. Kelly

A Clarendon Press Publication

  • This unique publication outlines the development of legal theory from pre-Roman times to the twentieth century
  • It relates the evolution of legal theory to parallel developments in political history, and accordingly offers the reader an account of relevant contemporaneous political, religious, and economic events
  • Each chapter commences with a general historical background for the relevant period, and discusses how political events and political and legal theory are both related to one another and occasionally influence one another