Arts and the Aesthetic in Legal History

2 Critical Analysis of Law 314, 2015

8 Pages Posted: 23 Nov 2015

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Roy Kreitner

Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law

Anat Rosenberg

Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliyah - Radzyner School of Law

Christopher Tomlins

University of California, Berkeley - Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program

Date Written: 2015

Abstract

This special issue of Critical Analysis of Law brings together a rich array of articles at the intersections of arts and legal history. In this introduction we reflect on some of the benefits and implications of this interdisciplinary juncture, which contemporary legal historians have been slow to engage. We highlight the significance of engaging with the arts for theoretical conundrums central to legal history: art as source, the philosophy of time, methodological scripts, and the relation of the descriptive to the normative. The arts, we argue, prove vital in tackling and breaching the limits of imagination imposed by our time and place — disciplinary place included.

Suggested Citation

Kreitner, Roy and Rosenberg, Anat and Tomlins, Christopher, Arts and the Aesthetic in Legal History (2015). 2 Critical Analysis of Law 314, 2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2693898

Roy Kreitner

Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law ( email )

Ramat Aviv
Tel Aviv 69978, IL
Israel
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Anat Rosenberg (Contact Author)

Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliyah - Radzyner School of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 167
Herzliya, 46150
Israel

Christopher Tomlins

University of California, Berkeley - Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program ( email )

Berkeley, CA 94720-7200
United States

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