Texts and Contexts in Legal History: Essays in Honor of Charles Donahue (Editorial Preface)

“Editorial Preface,” in John Witte, Jr., Sara McDougall, and Anna di Robilant, eds., Texts and Contexts in Legal History: Essays in Honor of Charles Donahue (Berkeley, CA: The Robbins Collection, 2016), xv-xix

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John Witte

Emory University School of Law

Sara McDougall

Independent

Anna di Robilant

Boston University - School of Law

Date Written: 2016

Abstract

Legal historian Charles Donahue mastered the method of reading historical legal texts in full interdisciplinary context. He applied his method most fully to medieval church courts, especially dealing with marriage and family questions, but also to other legal texts of Roman law and civilian jurisprudence, and Anglo-American common law. This preface offers an appreciative precis of his work.

Original Paper can be found at: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2897666

Keywords: Charles Donahue; legal history; canon law; church courts; family law

Suggested Citation

Witte, John and McDougall, Sara and di Robilant, Anna, Texts and Contexts in Legal History: Essays in Honor of Charles Donahue (Editorial Preface) (2016). “Editorial Preface,” in John Witte, Jr., Sara McDougall, and Anna di Robilant, eds., Texts and Contexts in Legal History: Essays in Honor of Charles Donahue (Berkeley, CA: The Robbins Collection, 2016), xv-xix, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2897622

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