Department of History

Janelle Greenberg

  • Professor

Fields

Early Modern and Medieval European Law and Political Thought
Medieval and Early Modern English Legal History
Medieval and Early Modern Intellectual History

Teaching

English Origins of American Law
Medieval Law and Government
Graduate Writing Seminar
Graduate Teaching Seminar

Education & Training

  • PhD, University of Michigan, 1970

Representative Publications

"Constitutions Ancient and Early Modern: The Contributions of Medieval Roman Law, Canon Law, and English Common Law," Cardozo Law Review (2013). With Michael Sechler.

"'There is Scarce a Pamphlet that Doth Not Triumph in Bracton': The Role of Dc Legibus et Consuetudinibus Angliae in Stuart Political Thought," History of Political Thought, vol. XXXIIT, 2012, pp. 25- 54. With Michael Sechler.

"St. Edward’s Ghost’: The Cult of St. Edward the Confessor and the Leges Edwardi Confessoris in English History," in Felix Liebermann and Die Gesetze der Angelsachsen, ed. Stefan Juranski, Lisi Oliver and Andrew Rabin (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2010), pp. 273-301, 

The Radical Face of the Ancient Constitution: St. Edward’s 'Laws' in Early Modern Political Thought (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001; PB 2006).

Subjects and Sovereigns: The Grand Controversy over Legal Sovereignty in Stuart England (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1981; PB 2002). With Corinne C. Weston.

Research Interests

A book-length study of political and legal thought in Britain from 1640 to 1660.