Secrets of the Modern World: F. W. Maitland
MacFarlane, Alan, Professor
Alan Macfarlane writes of F. W. Maitland:
When we consider that some five thousand pages of detailed findings, written about a hundred years ago, have been modified in only a few minor emphases and one or two facts, and that the bulk of Maitland's edifice still stands, we can begin to understand why he has an almost god-like status among historians who know the problems he faced and the elegance of his solutions.
The great legal historian Vinogradoff disagreed with Maitland on some speci