III. LAW AND SOCIAL MEMORY
– law increasingly embarks upon regulating the past. At the time of the end of ``Grand Narratives``, which were concerned mainly about the future, the centres of political power are increasingly focused on the petrification of the past. Its seems that in (post)modern times legitimacy is received from the past. What is more, reaching into the past – right down to the jurisprudence of ancient Rome – is an important element of legal argumentation.