Making of Modern Law : Legal Treatises, 1800-1926

The Squire Law Library, the Law Faculty and the University Library are delighted to announce the acquisition of the Legal Treatises section of the Making of Modern Law resource.

The Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises, 1800-1926 can be accessed via this link.

The Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises, 1800-1926 represents a revolution in historical law research, opening up a wealth of hidden or previously inaccessible sources to scholars and students.

This unique digital collection covers the watershed period of legal development during the 19th and early 20th centuries and is the world’s most comprehensive full-text collection of Anglo-American legal treatises of the period.

The Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises, 1800-1926:

  • Covers almost every aspect of American and British law
  • Includes casebooks, local practice manuals, form books, works for lay readers, pamphlets, letters and speeches
  • Encompasses a range of analytical, theoretical and practical literature for research in United States and British legal history
  • Allows researchers to trace the evolution of historical and contemporary legal study in the U.S. and Britain during periods of monumental change

‘To keep this body of troops in order, an annual act of parliament likewise passes, ” to punish mutiny and desertion, and for the better payment of the army and their quarters.”  This regulates the manner in which they are to be dispersed among the several inn-keepers and victuallers throughout the kingdom; and establishes a law martial for their government.  By this, among other things, it is enacted, that if any officer or soldier shall excite, or join any mutiny, or knowing of it, shall not give notice to the commanding officer; or shall desert or lift in any other regiment, or, sleep upon his post, or leave it before he is relieved, or hold correspondence with a rebel or enemy, or strike or use violence to his superior officer, or shall disobey, his lawful commands: such offender shall suffer such punishment as a court martial shall inflict, though it extend to death itself.’  — Blackstone, William, Sir. Commentaries on the laws of England : in four books. 15th ed., with the last corrections of the author, … / by Edward Christian. Vol. 1. London, 1809. 4 vols. The Making of Modern Law. Gale. 2015. Gale, Cengage Learning.


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