30 April 2019

BOOK REVIEW: Kjell A. MODÉER reviews Johannes LIEBRECHT, Die junge Rechtsgeschichte: Kategorienwandel in der rechtshistorischen Germanistik der Zwischenkriegszeit (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2018) (American Journal of Legal History Advance Articles)

(image source: Mohr Siebeck)

First paragraph:
The intellectual history of German legal history of the 19th century has been well investigated in recent works by several scholars. Research on that history of the 20th century, however, to a great extent has been concentrated on intense research on the “Abominable Lawyers” of the Third Reich. We know how the Germanic law oriented paradigm of the legal historians in the “Bonn-Republic” had a difficult time after World War II, due to their affiliation to the politically totalitarian context. But there has been a gap regarding the continuity back to the interwar period, research on the generations of Germanic oriented legal historians from the end of the aristocratic German Empire in...
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