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Recent Trends in the Study of the Intellectual History of Law and Jewish Law Scholarship

Forthcoming in Diné Yisrael (English section)

53 Pages Posted: 27 Sep 2017  

Assaf Likhovski

Tel Aviv University - School of Law

Date Written: August 31, 2017

Abstract

This article identifies eight recent, and relatively recent, trends in the study of the intellectual history of law. It asks whether these trends also appear in works dealing with the history of Jewish law. By comparing developments in the study of the intellectual history of law and the study of Jewish law, this article points to some of the achievements and lacunae in contemporary Jewish law scholarship, and highlights some of the unique features that distinguish the study of the history of Jewish law from the study of the history of modern secular legal systems.

Keywords: Jewish law, Halakha, conceptual history, history of ideas, intellectual history, jurisprudence, legal consciousness, legal discourse, legal education, legal thought

Suggested Citation

Likhovski, Assaf, Recent Trends in the Study of the Intellectual History of Law and Jewish Law Scholarship (August 31, 2017). Forthcoming in Diné Yisrael (English section) . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3030065

Assaf Likhovski (Contact Author)

Tel Aviv University - School of Law ( email )

Ramat Aviv
Tel Aviv 69978, IL
Israel
+972-3-6406381 (Phone)

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