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The Resource Taming the past : essays on law in history and history in law, Robert W. Gordon, Stanford University

Taming the past : essays on law in history and history in law, Robert W. Gordon, Stanford University

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Taming the past : essays on law in history and history in law
Title
Taming the past
Title remainder
essays on law in history and history in law
Statement of responsibility
Robert W. Gordon, Stanford University
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Language
eng
Summary
Lawyers and judges often make arguments based on history - on the authority of precedent and original constitutional understandings. They argue both to preserve the inspirational, heroic past and to discard its darker pieces - such as feudalism and slavery, the tyranny of princes and priests, and the subordination of women. In doing so, lawyers tame the unruly, ugly, embarrassing elements of the past, smoothing them into reassuring tales of progress. In a series of essays and lectures written over forty years, Robert W. Gordon describes and analyses how lawyers approach the past and the strategies they use to recruit history for present use while erasing or keeping at bay its threatening or inconvenient aspects. Together, the corpus of work featured in Taming the Past offers an analysis of American law and society and its leading historians since 1900
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UkCbUP
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1941-
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Gordon, Robert W.
Index
index present
LC call number
KF352
LC item number
.G67 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Studies in legal history
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Law
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Taming the past : essays on law in history and history in law, Robert W. Gordon, Stanford University
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 424 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108147668
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(ebook)
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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digital, PDF file(s)
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remote
Label
Taming the past : essays on law in history and history in law, Robert W. Gordon, Stanford University
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 17 Jul 2017)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 424 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108147668
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote

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