An unusual history of the development of law, written on the thesis that the history of all legal systems follows the same general pattern. A most ambitious undertaking, as it is not limited to a particular system of law, but treats of law in general comprehensively and exhaustively. Pretty deep stuff, and, in spots, not too clearly written. To persons whose interest, besides legal institutions, is sociology, anthropology and legal theory, it should have tremendous appeal, although I do not think that most practising lawyers would like it. Large libraries will of course want it as a reference book.