1st Edition

Law and Justice
Thomas Bingham, Nicholas Phllips and Eleanor Sharpston

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ISBN 9781032158945
November 26, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
180 Pages

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Book Description

Law and Justice: Thomas Bingham, Nicholas Phillips and Eleanor Sharpston is the first time a collection of interviews is being published as a book. These interviews have been conducted by one of England’s leading social anthropologists and historians, Professor Alan Macfarlane.

Filmed over a period of several years, the three conversations in this volume are part of the series Creative Lives and Works. These transcriptions also form part of a larger set of interviews that cut across various disciplines, from the social sciences, the sciences and the performing and visual arts. The current volume is on three of Britain’s foremost lawyers and judges.

Law and justice are an intrinsic part of any civilization, ancient or modern. English law traces its origins to medieval times, at times drawing on ancient legal systems prevalent in Roman and Anglo-Saxon laws. This tradition has had a huge influence across the world through export to the United States and throughout the nations of the former British Empire. The three conversations in this volume further reflect how interconnected the disciplines of history and law are. Thomas Bingham, Nicholas Phillips and Eleanor Sharpston give a wide sketch of the legal system through their own experiences and interpretations. They show how one of the single most important and unique features of British civilization works.

The book will be of enormous value not just to those interested in the subject of Law and Justice but also History and Culture Studies as well as those with an interest in Legal Literature.

Please note: This title is co-published with Social Science Press, New Delhi. Taylor & Francis does not sell or distribute the Hardback in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

Table of Contents

Thomas Bingham – In conversation with Alan Macfarlane
Nicholas Phillips – In conversation with Alan Macfarlane
Eleanor Sharpston – In conversation with Alan Macfarlane

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Alan Macfarlane was born in Shillong, India, in 1941 and educated at the Dragon School, Sedbergh School, Oxford and London Universities where he received two Master’s degrees and two doctorates. He is the author of over forty books, including The Origins of English Individualism (1978) and Letters to Lily: On How the World Works (2005). He has worked in England, Nepal, Japan and China as both an historian and anthropologist. He was elected to the British Academy in 1986 and is now Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at the University of Cambridge and a Life Fellow of King’s College, Cambridge. Professor Macfarlane received the Huxley Memorial Medal, the highest honour of the Royal Anthropological Institute in 2012.