Category Archives: Blackstone

Blackstone Exhibition

This blog noted the important Blackstone Exhibition at Yale earlier his year. See http://www.elhblog.law.ed.ac.uk/2015/03/16/blackstone-exhibition. Your blogger is delighted to report that it will soon be able to be viewed in London, at the Middle Temple Library from September to November, after … Continue reading

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Blackstone and Architecture: “Blackstone’s Commentaries: A Work of Art?” An exhibition talk by Cristina S. Martinez, Ph.D., University of Ottawa. Friday, April 17, 2015, 11:00am-12:00pm, Room 122, Yale Law School, 127 Wall Street, New Haven, CT.

Blackstone famously compared the English law to a Gothic Castle. Though he was writing at the start of the Gothic revival, his approach was rather classical, and, of course, Blackstone wrote about architecture before he wrote about law. It is … Continue reading

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Blackstone Exhibition

Sir William Blackstone (1723-1780) is one of the most important ever writers on law. He is up there with the Gods of Ulpian, Pothier and Savigny. His story is well known, so there is little need to rehearse it. Suffice it … Continue reading

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Blackstone in Esperanto

This blogger’s interest in the great English jurist, William Blackstone, is probably obvious. But he has recently been informed by his friend Georgia Chadwick of the Louisiana State Library that an American lawyer, called W.E. Baff, who was a keen … Continue reading

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Re-Interpreting Blackstone’s Commentaries: A Seminal Text in National and International Contexts. Edited by Wilfrid Prest

Since research for his PhD, this blogger has had a long-term interest in Blackstone. Most readers of the blog will be aware of the wonderful new work on Blackstone being carried out in Adelaide under the leadership of Wilfrid Prest. This … Continue reading

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Computing Problems and Legal History

Your blogger is no luddite. Computers make life easier. They assist research. There is an astonishing and increasing amount of, for example, rare books and manuscripts accessible on the internet. Just this morning your blogger was using a French 1774 … Continue reading

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Peter B.H. Birks: A Recent Assessment

The recent death of Lord Rodger has caused your blogger to reflect quite a lot on the late Peter Birks, since he and Alan Rodger had been so close and both died so much before their time. It was therefore … Continue reading

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