Confluences of Law and History

Irish Legal History Society Discourses, 2011-2021


Niamh Howlin and Felix M. Larkin

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October 2023. 224 pages. Ills.

This book brings together an eclectic mix of papers on aspects of Irish legal history from the early modern period to the twentieth century. Contributors to the volume include leading historians, legal historians and legal practitioners. They make use of archival sources, personal papers, reported cases, parliamentary papers, newspapers and other sources, to explore themes such as the role of litigants, perceptions of the law and women and the law and the impact of social and constitutional change on the law.

Niamh Howlin is an Associate Professor at the Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin, and has published widely on aspects of nineteenth and twentieth century Irish legal history. Felix M. Larkin is a historian and retired public servant. He has published extensively on the history of the Irish press. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.