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Frederick Pollock and the English Juristic Tradition
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Frederick Pollock and the English Juristic Tradition

Neil Duxbury


Until the later decades of the 20th century, law developed little as an academic discipline in England. One exceptional period of intellectual growth, however, was the late-Victorian era, when a number of brilliant and now celebrated jurists produced works and devised projects which had a crucial impact on the development of English legal thought. Among this band of jurists was the great legal treatise writer, historian, and editor, Frederick Pollock. Compared with many of his contemporaries, however, Pollock has been largely overlooked by modern legal historians. Drawing upon a wide selection ... More

Keywords: late-Victorian era, English law, juristic inquiry, legal treatise writer, Frederick Pollock, jurisprudence, philosophy of common law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199270224
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270224.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Neil Duxbury, author
Professor of Law, University of Manchester