Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
British Philosophy of Law, 1832-1900

British Philosophy of Law, 1832-1900 (Hardback)

Unavailable. No reason given.


The first published anthology of British jurists and legal philosophers in the Victorian era. This facsimile set contains complete articles and chapters of books by nineteenth-century British jurists and legal philosophers. British legal philosophy from 1832 to 1900 may appear less diverse than it actually was. Analytical and historical jurisprudence, as developed by John Austin and Henry Maine, were indeed the most distinctive schools of thought, but they were by no means the only ones. Accordingly, these volumes include selections not only by Austin and Maine, but also by more obscure writers expressing quite different legal philosophies. They include contributions by proponents of natural law such as Charles James Foster and James Lorimer, defenders of the common law such as Herbert Broom, and from an advocate of a 'social science' approach: Denis C. Heron. This is the first published anthology of British jurists and legal philosophers in the Victorian era. As such, it fills a large and unfortunate gap in the literature of jurisprudence. Some of the authors influenced, or foreshadowed, a number of twentieth-century approaches to law.

In addition, the arguments of certain lesser known contributors merit much greater exposure than they have tended to receive. Finally, the sources of many of the selections are inaccessible. Either the books from which excerpts are taken are out of print, or the journals in which the articles originally appeared are defunct. The editor has contributed a general introduction, biographical notes about each author, and a bibliography. These three volumes will be of great interest to historians of ideas, law, and the nineteenth century; as well as jurists, legal philosophers, and political theorists.

LawJurisprudence & general issuesJurisprudence & philosophy of law Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 01/05/2005 ISBN-13: 9781843711261  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: Unavailable. No reason given.  

Wilfrid E. Rumble has taught at Vassar College for more than four decades. The latest of his many publications is Doing Austin Justice: the reception of John Austin's philosophy of law in nineteenth-century England (Continuum, 2004).

More books by Wilfred E. Rumble

Leave Review


Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Second Class Available free for ALL orders. No charge for each additional book. 3-7 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Transitional Justice and the Public...
Chrisje Brants; Susanne Karstedt
Does the Pro-Life Worldview Make...
Stephen Kershnar
Family Law and Personal Life
John Eekelaar
Justice for All and How to Achieve ...
,Geoffrey Nice
Latest Blog
#FoylesFive: Picture Books for Black History Month

Our Birmingham shop is celebrating Black History Month with an array of new and exciting picture books for children.

Caroline Taggart on Why Punctuation Can be Surprisingly Exciting

Caroline Taggart explains the versatility of punctuation.

Under the Knife: Recreating the Grimy World of Victorian Surgery

Lindsey describes how she made the trailer for her debut The Butchering Art in order to see how the sights, sounds, and smells of this gruesome period in medical history would translate onto the screen.

View all Blog Entries
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd