Chapter 3 Sociology of law and legal history
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This chapter considers the relationship(s) between legal history and the sociology of law. Concentrating on three themes - questions and focus, sources and methods, and aims and ambitions - it seeks to bring out the main points of convergence and divergence between these two traditionally-intertwined disciplines. After outlining some key contemporary developments, such as the use of big data and the legal materialist turn, the chapter concludes by suggesting that there are exciting opportunities for collaboration between those working within and across the sociology of law and legal history.

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