Researchers campus wide can now access the Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History online via the D’Angelo Law Library. Here’s a description of the print version (xxK50.O94 2009):
The Encyclopedia is a six-volume illustrated (B&W photos) interdisciplinary reference work with about 1000 articles on these and many other history of law topics. The Encyclopedia specifically covers eight areas of scholarly research interest: ancient Greek law; ancient Roman law; Chinese law; English common law; Islamic law; medieval and post-medieval Roman law; South Asian, African, and Latin American law; and United States law. And, within each area, these major categories of law–contracts, torts, civil procedure, criminal law, administrative law, and constitutional law. Contributors included internationally-renowned legal historians such as Law School Professor Richard H. Helmholz who authored the articles on: Compurgation; Ecclesiastical Law in English Common Law; and Marriage: English Common Law.
Each Encyclopedia article includes cross-references to related articles and a bibliography of additional readings. The Encyclopedia has a Topical Outline of Contents (arranged by the eight areas listed above), a Directory of Contributors, an Index of Legal Cases, and an extensive 260-page subject index.