This second series of three volumes is a companion to the first series of The Library of Essays in Contemporary Legal Theory, published in 2010. The series brings together the most important and influential articles on the relationship between contemporary legal theory and three distinct subject areas: legal history, the humanities and the natural sciences. The issues explored range from the latest methodological debates in historical jurisprudence, through to the aesthetics of law and legal theory, and philosophical scrutiny of the claims of genetics and neuroscience vis-Ã -vis fundamental legal concepts. Each volume contains an original introduction which summarises the essential contributions of each chosen article and highlights common themes and connections, as well as an extensive bibliography for further reading. Taken as a whole, the chosen articles reflect the sometimes-neglected richness of contemporary legal theory, which has sought to learn from and be informed by developments in the above disciplinary fields. In recognition of the efforts of these scholars, the series further opens up the agenda, and introduces new sources and resources for contemporary legal theory. The series is an essential resource for libraries, scholars and researchers who are able to access the key articles in the field within one volume, and an invaluable ’one-stop’ teaching resource for lecturers in the field of contemporary legal theory.