Welcome to the home page of H-LAW, a Humanities Social Sciences Online discussion network sponsored by the American Society for Legal History. H-LAW solicits discussion of issues relating to teaching and research in the history of all legal traditions: common-law, civil-law, and all other legal systems.

ASLH publishes Law & History Review through the Cambridge University Press. The journal is available online via the History Cooperative and JSTOR.

Recent Content

Author: 
Leonard W. Levy
Reviewer: 
R. B. Bernstein

Bernstein on Levy, 'Ranters Run Amok: And Other Adventures in the History of the Law'

Leonard W. Levy. Ranters Run Amok: And Other Adventures in the History of the Law. Chicago: Ivan R. Dee Publisher, 2000. xi + 239 pp. $26.50 (paper), ISBN 978-1-56663-277-5.

Reviewed by R. B. Bernstein (New York Law School) Published on H-Law (September, 2000)

Scholarship, Anecdotage, Enthusiasm, and Anguish

Scholarship, Anecdotage, Enthusiasm, and Anguish

Author: 
Robin Fleming
Reviewer: 
Emily Zack Tabuteau

Tabuteau on Fleming, 'Domesday Book and the Law: Society and Legal Custom in Early Medieval England'

Robin Fleming. Domesday Book and the Law: Society and Legal Custom in Early Medieval England. New York and Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998. xix + 548 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-63038-2.

Reviewed by Emily Zack Tabuteau (Department of History, Michigan State University) Published on H-Law (August, 2000)

The Inquest Came Before the Book

Author: 
Nicholas Lemann
Reviewer: 
William P. LaPiana

LaPiana on Lemann, 'The Big Test: The Secret History of the American Meritocracy'

Nicholas Lemann. The Big Test: The Secret History of the American Meritocracy. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1999. 406 pp. $27.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-374-29984-2.

Reviewed by William P. LaPiana (New York Law School) Published on H-Law (August, 2000)

Testing, Class, and Material Success, or How We Got to BeProfessors

Author: 
David J. Gerber
Reviewer: 
James E. Meeks

Meeks on Gerber, 'Law and Competition in Twentieth Century Europe: Protecting Prometheus'

David J. Gerber. Law and Competition in Twentieth Century Europe: Protecting Prometheus. New York and Oxford, England: Clarendon Press, 1998. ix + 436 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-826285-5.

Reviewed by James E. Meeks (Jacob E. Davis Professor, Ohio State University College of Law) Published on H-Law (August, 2000)

Industrial Competition Law in the Emerging European Market

Author: 
Hendrik Hartog
Reviewer: 
Felice Batlan

Batlan on Basch, 'Framing American Divorce: From the Revolutionary Generation to the Victorians' and Hartog, 'Man and Wife in America: A History'

Norma Basch. Framing American Divorce: From the Revolutionary Generation to the Victorians. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999. xii + 237 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-21490-3.Hendrik Hartog. Man and Wife in America: A History. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 2000. vi + 312 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-00262-3.

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