Book Description

Review 'William Wiecek's The Lost World of Classical Legal Thought is a remarkable achievement. It has an extraordinary sweep, synthesizing with admirable clarity a transformation of enormous scope and importance. The book can serve extremely well as an introduction to the legal history of the period. Scholars who toil in these fields will find in the book a well-balanced yet distinctive point of view. For them it will also be a consistently useful resource because of Wiecek's wide-ranging use and discussion of primary and secondary sources, capped by a wonderful bibliographical essay.'--Richard Friedman, Oxford University Read more About the Author William M. Wiecek is Congdon Professor of Public Law at Syracuse University Read more