Lawyers, the law and history

Felix M. Larkin & N.M. Dawson, editors

Hardback €49.50
Catalogue Price: €55.00
ISBN: 978-1-84682-244-5
August 2013. 336pp; ills.

‘The volume has articles on judicial dress, the King’s Inns Library, slavery and Scotland and medieval chancery rolls. This is an eclectic collection of topics, all with their own curiosity and interest … This is an outstanding contribution to legal history and continues the great work of this society’, Timothy P. O'Neill, Irish Economic and Society History (2016).

‘Does not disappoint … The benefits of this collection of essays are to be found in the eclectic nature of Irish legal history itself. There is a rich inheritance to be discovered by those that seek to find it … Future scholars in Irish legal history will find that many of the essays set the scene for issues and themes that are worth exploring', John McEldowney, The Irish Jurist (2014).

‘Legal History is certainly multilayered and occasionally quite daunting in its complexity. However, the collections of essays published by the Irish Legal History Society cover a range of topics, many of which are of interest to those outside the legal profession', Michael Merrigan, Ireland's Genealogical Gazette (September 2013).

‘Several essays in [this] superbly edited volume will be of interest to Joyce scholars … the contribution by Adrian Hardiman, a justice of the Supreme Court of Ireland, particularly merits review here … Hardiman’s essay is distinguished by crystal-clear prose, admirably succinct summaries of Ulysses, and a lucid taxonomy of legal topics … Hardiman gives us law as penetrating historiography, a tool for probing archived uncertainty’, Robert Spoo, James Joyce Quarterly (Summer 2013).