Historiography, Ideology, and Law: An Introduction
History & Theory
Justin Desautels-Stein & Samuel Moyn, Historiography, Ideology, and Law: An Introduction, 60 Hist. & Theory 292 (2021), available at https://doi.org/10.1111/hith.12207.
This is an introduction to a forum on historiography, ideology, and law. The basic question weaving this forum together concerns the meaning of the term “critical” in the domain of critical legal history, a question that is deeply familiar to historians of all stripes. Ultimately, whether you are a lawyer doing historical work, a historian interested in law, or a historian of a different sort altogether, there is no hiding from the question of context and, critically, the ideological stakes in choosing an answer to that question.
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