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This Article is a tentative first shot at a comparative study of Thai and Anglo-Saxon’ legal history studies. While, generally, it is taken for granted that such studies constitute an inherent monolith, in actual fact, as our scrutiny of the Anglo-Saxon world will reveal, they are blessed with a diverse, if baffling, variety not discernible to non-practioners. The Anglo-Saxon’s legal history studies are developed into various fields. The exploring of Anglo-Saxon’s legal history studies indicates one clear benefit. That is the classification of legal history according to the objectives of studies. This paper aims to indicate that Thai legal history is a new subject and scatter. The jurisprudence, history of legal doctrine or legal school of thoughts are separated and taught in legal philosophy. At the same time, legal principles in Thai law are always imported from foreign legal principles. Therefore, Thai legal history studies in the future should be gathered the scatter pieces of legal history. For example, the history of jurisprudence, history of legal principles and history of legal institutions should be studied together. Furthermore, legal history should be studied by both historians and lawyers who are interested in legal history. This article consists of five parts which are: (1) This paper will start with introduction. (2) Benefits of using historical method. (3) Types of legal history in Anglo-Saxon. (4) Legal history studies and research in Thailand. (5) Conclusion.
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