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Legal history: western Europe & Scandinavia: Journals

Legal history in law journals

Although journals with an English language title are more likely to have an Anglo-American / common law focus, they cannot be entirely ignored as they may not be exclusively so - eg include comparative articles

Many of the law journals you have encountered researching modern & current law will also include articles dealing with legal history. But there are some law journals with a specifically historical focus which you may not have encountered before.

Comparative legal history General 300 E100 CLH  
Ius commune :Veröffentlichungen des Max-Planck-Instituts für Europäische Rechtsgeschichte General 300 I200 Bds1-28    
Rechtsgeschichte : Zeitschrift des Max-Planck-Instituts für europäische Recthsgeschichte General 300 R18    
Revue historique de droit francais et etranger France 300 R210 RHD  
Tijdschrift voor rechtsgeschiedenis Netherlands 300 T50 Tijds Rgeschied or Leg.Hist.Rev  

Zeitschrift der Savigny-Stiftung für RechtsgeschichteRomanistische Abtheilung

Roman 300 Z20    
Zeitschrift der Savigny-Stiftung für Rechtsgeschichte. Kanonistische Abteilung. Closed Stacks    

The English language law journals which may also be useful are:

American Journal of legal history

USA 300 A130 AJLH  
Criminal Justice History Crim 300 C115 CJH  
Journal of Legal History Cw UK 300 J70 JLH  
Law and History Review USA 300 L65 LHR  
Legal history (formerly Australian Journal of Legal History) Cw Austral 300 A27.5    
Law & humanities Jurisp 300 L15 L and H  


Finding articles in law journals

Finding articles in history journals

An example of a potentially useful article you might miss if you don't extend your literature search to include "normal" history journals is Barnwell, 'Emperors, jurists and kings: law and custom in the late Roman and early medieval west' (2000) 68 Past & Present 6 -29 !

Fortunately, there are some special tools too help....