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Assenting to the Law: Sacrifice and Punishment at the Dawn of Secularism

Jonathan Sheehan

in After Secular Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775366
eISBN:
9780804780704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775366.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines two texts from mid-seventeenth-century England with a view to understanding the political work done by the language of sacrifice. It challenges the ideas that that moment in ... More


Matthew Hale

in Shaping the Common Law: From Glanvill to Hale, 1188-1688

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757140
eISBN:
9780804779593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757140.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses the life and works of Sir Matthew Hale, whose The History of the Common Law was the work of a committed Christian who avoided sectarian disputes; of a great advocate who, amid ... More


Induction

Frederic R. Kellogg

in Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. and Legal Logic

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226523903
eISBN:
9780226524061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226524061.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Holmes is defended against criticism by Grant Gilmore and others for cynicism and moral relativism, arising from his sense of a threshold of potential failure of legal resolution, thereby ... More


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