Blackstone and His Critics (Book Review)
Matthew Stubbs (2019) Blackstone and his critics, Comparative Legal History, 7:1, 100-107
Posted: 16 Jan 2020
Date Written: January 15, 2019
Why does Sir William Blackstone continue to be relevant in the twenty-first century? He is in many ways a quintessential eighteenth century figure. Yet his reputation (and the number of citations of his Commentaries on the Laws of England) in the highest appellate courts of common law countries is high, and growing. As long as his works remain relevant to the determination of the law of these great jurisdictions, legal scholarly interest in Blackstone will remain justified – purely historical interest is likely to be perennial.
Keywords: Sir William Blackstone
JEL Classification: K10
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