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An Index to Common Law Festschriften

ISBN13: 9781841136417
ISBN: 1841136417
Published: September 2006
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £35.00

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This is the first ever index of contributions to common law Festschriften and fills a serious bibliographic gap in the literature of the common law. The German word Festschrift is now the universally accepted term in the academy for a published collection of legal essays written by several authors to honour a distinguished jurist or to mark a significant legal event.

The number of Festschriften honouring common lawyers has increased enormously in the last thirty years. Until now, the numerous scholarly contributions to these volumes have not been adequately indexed. This Index fills that bibliographic gap. The entries included in this work refer to some 296 common law Festschriften indexed by author, subject keyword, editor, title, honorand and date. It therefore includes over 5,000 chapter entries.

In addition, there are more than a thousand entries of English language contributions to predominantly foreign language, non-common law legal Festschriften from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

General Interest
1 Turning the Graveyard of Legal Scholarship into a Garden:
Indexing Common Law Festschriften
The Web-based Index Project
Common Law Jurisdictions
Hidden Festschriften
Exclusion of Special Issues of Law Reviews
Anti-Festschriften and the Middle Ground
English Language Contributions to Non-Common Law
Legal Festschriften Published in Germany, Austria,
Switzerland and the Nordic Countries
Currency and Title of this Index
Other Composite Works
Copyright and Editorial Responsibility
2 How to Use this Index
Honorand Index
Subject Index
Author Index
Methodology for Compiling Subject Headings
Appendix I
Subject Headings
Appendix II
Subject Headings with Cross-references to Related
Appendix III
Subject Headings with Reference to Library of Congress
Subject Headings
Honorand Index
Subject Index
Author Index