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Margaret Connolly


‘Sixteenth-Century Readers Reading Fifteenth-Century Religious Books: the Roberts Family of Middlesex,’ in Nicole R. Rice ed. Middle English Religious Writing in Practice: Texts, Readers, and Transformations  (Turnhout: Brepols, 2013), pp. 239-262.

Bradin Cormack


ed. with Martha Nussbaum and Richard Strier, Shakespeare and the Law: A Conversation Among Disciplines and Professions (Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2013).


‘Shakespeare’s Other Sovereignty: On Particularity and Violence in The Winter’s Tale and the Sonnets,’ in Shakespeare Quarterly 62:4 (Winter, 2011), pp. 485-513.


ed. with Leonard Barkan and Sean Keilen, The Forms of Renaissance Thought: New Essays in Literature and Culture (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008).


A Power to Do Justice: Jurisdiction, English Literature, and the Rise of Common Law (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007).


‘Practicing Law and Literature in Early Modern Studies,’ in Modern Philology 101:1 (August, 2003), pp. 79-91.

Justine Firnhaber-Baker


‘A son de cloche : The interpretation of public order and legitimate authority in northern France, 1355-1357,’ in Raphael Hipólito and Oliva Herrer ed. La Comunidad Mediaeval como Esfera Pública’ (Seville: University of Seville, 2014), pp. 357-376.  


Violence and the State in Languedoc, 1250-1400, Cambridge Studies in Mediaeval Life and Thought (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014). 


Jura in Medio: The Settlement of Seigneurial Disputes in Later Mediaeval Languedoc,’ in French History 26:4 (October, 2012), pp. 441-459.


ed. with Meredith Cohen, Difference and Identity in Francia and Medieval France ( Aldershot: Ashgate, 2010).

Robert Houston


‘Church Briefs in England and Wales from Elizabethan Times to 1828,’ in Huntington Library Quarterly 78:3 (Forthcoming, 2015).


‘A Latent Historiography? The Case of Psychiatry in Britain, 1500-1820,’ in Historical Journal 57:1 (March, 2014), pp. 289-310.


Bride Ales and Penny Weddings: Recreations, Reciprocity, and Regions in Britain from the Sixteenth to the Nineteenth Century (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014).


Punishing the dead? Suicide, Lordship, and Community in Britain, 1500-1830 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010).  


‘The Medicalization of Suicide: Medicine and the Law in Scotland and England, c.1750-1850,’ in John Weaver and David Wright ed. Histories of Suicide: International Perspectives on Self-Destruction in the Modern World (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009), pp. 91-118.


‘Courts, Doctors, and Insanity Defences in 18th and Early 19th Century Scotland,’ in International Journal of Law and Psychiatry 26:4 (July, 2003), pp. 339-354.


‘Legal Protection of the Mentally Incapable in Early Modern Scotland,’ in Journal of Legal History 24:2 (2003), pp. 165-186.


Madness and Society in Eighteenth-Century Scotland, Oxford Studies in Social History (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2000).

John Hudson


ed., with Ana Rodríguez, Diverging Paths? The Shapes of Power and Institutions in Medieval Christendom and Islam (Leiden: Brill, 2014).


‘Legal History and the History of Disputes,’ in Disputing Strategies in Mediaeval Scandinavia (Leiden: Brill, 2013), pp. 333-341.


The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume II 871-1216 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012).


‘Constitutions of Clarendon, Clause 3, and Henry II’s Reforms of Law and Administration,’ in Susanne Jenks ed., Law, Lawyers, and Texts (Leiden: Brill, 2012), pp. 1-19.


‘Order and Justice,’ in Julia Crick and Elisabeth Van Houts ed. A Social History of England, 900-1200 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011), pp. 115-123.


‘The fate of Waltheof and the idea of personal law in England after 1066,’ in Normandy and its Neighbours, 900-1250: Essays for David Bates (Turnhout: Brepols, 2011), pp. 223-235.


‘From the Leges to Glanvill: Legal Expertise and Legal Reasoning,’ in Stefan Jurasinski, Lisi Oliver, and Andrew Rabin ed. English Law Before Magna Carta (Leiden: Brill, 2010), pp. 221-249.


‘Magna Carta, the Ius Commune, and the English Common Law,’ in Janet Senderowitz Loengard ed. Magna Carta and the England of King John (Suffolk: Boydell & Brewer, 2010), pp. 99-119.


‘L’écrit, les archives et le droit en Angleterre (IXe-XIIe siècle),’ in Revue Historique 637:1 (January, 2006), pp. 3-35.


‘Legal Culture in the Early Mediaeval West: Law as Text, Image, and Experience,’ in English Historical Review 115 (September, 2000), pp. 905-907.

hudson_commonlaw The Formation of the English Common Law: Law and Society from the Norman Conquest to Magna Carta (New York: Longman, 1996).
hudson_histlaw ed., The History of English Law: Centenary Essays on Pollock and Maitland (Oxford: Oxford University Press for the British Academy, 1996).
hudson_landlaw Land, Law and Lordship in Anglo-Norman England (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994).
hudson_lawgov ed., with George Garnett, Law and Government in Medieval England and Normandy: Essays in Honour of Sir James Holt (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994).

 Lorna Hutson

9780199657100_140 Circumstantial Shakespeare (Oxford: Oxford University Press, Forthcoming 2015).

‘“I will conclude / Out of the circumstances”: Proof and Probability in The Devil is an Ass,’ in Nathalie Vienne-Guerrin  and Jean-Pierre Schandeler, ed.,  (Paris: Hermann, 2014)pp. 119-136.


‘The Invention of Suspicion: Lorna Hutson reflects on participatory justice and English Renaissance drama,’ in Counsel (October, 2014), pp. 31-32.



‘”Lively Evidence”: Legal Inquiry into the Evidentia of Shakespearean Drama,’ in Bradin Cormack, Martha Nussbaum, and Richard Strier ed., Shakespeare and the Law: A Conversation Among Disciplines and Professions (Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2013), pp. 72-97.


‘Law, Probability and Character in Shakespeare,’ in Yota Batsaki, Subha Mukherji, and Jan-Melissa Schramm ed., Fictions of Knowledge: Fact, Evidence, Doubt (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), pp. 61-83.


‘”Especyal Swetnes”: An Erasmian Footnote to the Civil Partnership Act,’ in Literature and History 20:1 (2011), pp. 5-21.


‘The evidential plot: Shakespeare and Gascoigne at Gray’s Inn,’ in Jayne Elisabeth Archer, Elizabeth Goldring, and Sarah Knight ed., The Intellectual and Cultural World of the Early Modern Inns of Court (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2011), pp. 245-263.


‘”Che indizio, che prova…?”: Ariosto’s Legal Conjectures and the English Renaissance Stage,’ in Albert Russell Ascoli and William West ed. ‘Italy in the Drama of Europe,’ in Renaissance Drama 36/7:  (2010), pp. 179-205.


‘Law, Crime, and Punishment,’ in Julie Sanders ed. Ben Jonson in Context (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010), pp. 221-228.

rep.2009.106.issue-1.cover ed., ‘Special Forum: Fifty Years of the King’s Two Bodies,‘ in Representations 106:1 (Spring, 2009).
31kwTsvzABL._SX329_BO1,204,203,200_ ‘Probable Infidelities from Bandello to Massinger,’ in Mary Ellen Lamb and Valerie Wayne ed. Staging Early Modern Romance: Prose Fiction, Dramatic Romance, and Shakespeare (London; New York: Routledge, 2009), pp. 219-235.
hutson_invention The Invention of Suspicion: Law and Mimesis in Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2007, paperback, 2011).
9781403992147 ‘Noises Off: Participatory Justice in 2 Henry VI,’ in Constance Jordan and Karen Cunningham ed. The Law in Shakespeare (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006). 
ucprep_1_1.cover__0 Forensic Aspects of Renaissance Mimesis,’ in Representations 94:1 (Spring, 2006), pp. 80-109.
ucprep_1_1.cover__0 ‘Rethinking the “Spectacle of the Scaffold”: Juridical Epistemologies and English Revenge Tragedy,’ in Representations 89:1 (Winter, 2005), pp. 30-58.
hutson_litpol ed., with Erica Sheen, Literature, Politics and Law in Renaissance England (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2005).
hutson_rhetoriclaw ed., with Victoria Kahn, Rhetoric and Law in Early Modern Europe (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2001).

Matthew McHaffie


‘Bad customs and good lordship: disputing in Anjou, c.987-c.1150’, in Per Andersen, Kirsi Salonen, Helle I.  Møller Sigh and Helle Vogt ed., Law and Disputing in the Middle Ages, Proceedings of the Ninth Carlsberg Academy Conference on Medieval Legal History 2012, (Copenhagen: Djøf, 2013), pp. 73-91.

Maria Sequeira Mendes


‘Hamlet’s Ordeals’ in Law and Humanities 8:2 (May, 2015), pp. 269-289.


‘Literary Criticism and the Polygraph,’ in Law and Literature 26:3 (September, 2014), pp. 261-279.


‘Ordálias Medievais e Interpretação Literária’ in Helena Buescu, Cláudia Trabuco, Sónia Ribeiro ed. Direito e Literatura – Mundos em Diálogo (Lisbon: Almedina, 2010).

William I. Miller


‘Why Is Your Axe Bloody?’: A Reading of Njáls Saga (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014).


Audun and the Polar Bear: Luck, Law, and Largesse in a Mediaeval Tale of Risky Business (Leiden: Brill, 2008).


Eye for an Eye (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006).


Humiliation (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1993).

bloodtaking Bloodtaking and Peacemaking: Feud, Law, and Society in Saga Iceland  (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990).
41fmeilMelL._SX333_BO1,204,203,200_ with Theodore M. Andersson, Law and Literature in Mediaeval Iceland: Llosvetninga Saga and Valla-Ljots Saga (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1989).

Steve Murdoch


‘The Repatriation of Capital to Scotland: a Case Study of Seventeenth-Century Dutch Testaments and Miscellaneous Notarial Instruments,’ in Mario Varricchio ed. Back to Caledonia: Scottish Homecomings from the Seventeenth Century to the Present (Edinburgh: Birlinn, 2012), pp. 34-53.


The Terror of the Seas? Scottish Maritime Warfare 1513-1713 (Leiden: Brill, 2010).


‘The Burgh of Stade and the Maryland “Court of Admiralty” of 1672,’ in Forum Navale, The Naval Journal of the Swedish Military Archives 60 (2004), pp. 94-111.

Jamie Page


‘Sex and secrecy: a secular prosecution of abortion in fourteenth-century Zurich,’ in The Mediaeval Journal (Forthcoming, 2015).

Jane Pettegree


‘Contamination, Judgment, and Friendship in Bartholomew Fair‘ in Ben Jonson Journal  (2012), pp. 217-239.

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‘The Use of Legal Concepts in A Cure for a Cuckold,’ in Literature Compass 8:6, pp. 363-375.

Jacqueline Rose


‘The Debate over Authority: Adiaphora, the Civil Magistrate, and the Settlement of Religion’ in N. H. Keeble ed. ‘Settling the Peace of the Church’: 1662 Revisited (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012), pp. 29-56.


‘By Law Established: The Church of England and the Royal Supremacy,’ in Grant Tapsell ed. The Later Stuart Church, 1660-1714 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2012), pp. 21-45.


Godly Kingship in Restoration England: The Politics of Royal Supremacy, 1660-1688, Studies in Early Modern British History (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011). 

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