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Legal history books

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Recently Published

Justice, Mercy, and Caprice Clemency and the Death Penalty in Ireland by Ian (University College Dublin) O'Donnell Justice, Mercy, and Caprice Clemency and the Death Penalty in Ireland

The book is a work of criminal justice history that speaks to the emergence of a more humane Irish state - a close examination of the decision to grant clemency to those sentenced to death between 1923 and 1990, addressing...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/11/2017

Iterations of Law Legal Histories from India by Aparna (Teacher, Department of History, University of Delhi, India.) Balachandran Iterations of Law Legal Histories from India
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This volume reflects a recent transformation of the concerns of social scientists regarding the legal history of South Asia. While, earlier, historians looked at the results rather than the performance of law, the concerns later shifted to unravelling the socioeconomic...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2017

The Battle for the Court Interest Groups, Judicial Elections, and Public Policy by Lawrence Baum, David, M.D Klein, Matthew J. Streb The Battle for the Court Interest Groups, Judicial Elections, and Public Policy
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Presents a systematic investigation into the effects of interest group involvement in the election of judges. Focusing on personal-injury law, the authors detail how interest groups mobilize in response to unfavourable rulings by state supreme courts, how their efforts influence...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/08/2017

Ancient Law, Ancient Society by Dennis P. Kehoe, Thomas McGinn Ancient Law, Ancient Society
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An engaging look at how ancient Greeks and Romans crafted laws that fit--and, in turn, changed--their worlds
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2017

The Law Book From Hammurabi to the International Criminal Court, 250 Milestones in the History of Law by Michael H. Roffer The Law Book From Hammurabi to the International Criminal Court, 250 Milestones in the History of Law

Join author Michael H. Roffer as he explores 250 of the most fundamental, far-reaching and often controversial cases, laws, and trials that have profoundly changed our world - for good or bad.
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/08/2017

The Spaces of Justice The Architecture of the Scottish Court by Peter Robson, Johnny Rodger The Spaces of Justice The Architecture of the Scottish Court
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This book traces the emergence of dedicated spaces for the administration of justice in Scotland. It examines the evolution of the architectural forms of the Scottish court, and the extent to which both changes in technology and commitment to cost...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

A History of Law in Europe From the Early Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century by Antonio Padoa-Schioppa A History of Law in Europe From the Early Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century

The first English translation of a comprehensive legal history of Europe, exploring the early middle ages to the twentieth century.
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/08/2017

Slavery and Freedom in Texas Stories from the Courtroom, 1821-1871 by Jason A. Gillmer, David Wasserboehr Slavery and Freedom in Texas Stories from the Courtroom, 1821-1871
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In these absorbing accounts of five court cases, Jason A. Gilmer offers intimate glimpses into Texas society in the time of slavery. Each story unfolds along boundaries - between men and women, slave and free, black and white, rich and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/07/2017

Coming Soon

Law and Society in England 1750-1950 by Rebecca Probert, Steve Banks, Charles Mitchell, William Cornish Law and Society in England 1750-1950
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Law and Society in England 1750-1950 has become an indispensible text for those wishing to study English legal history and to understand the foundations of the modern British state. In this new updated edition the authors explore the complex relationship...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/11/2017

Chinese Legal Reform and the Global Legal Order Adoption and Adaptation by Yun (The University of Hong Kong) Zhao Chinese Legal Reform and the Global Legal Order Adoption and Adaptation

A critical evaluation of the latest reform in Chinese law that engages legal scholarship with research of Chinese legal historians.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/11/2017

The History of Chinese Legal Civilization Ancient China by Jinfan Zhang The History of Chinese Legal Civilization Ancient China

This book, based on the theory of Marxism-Leninism, aims to study the essence, content and features of various legal systems in China in different historical periods, as well as the rules of the development of Chinese legal systems. It effectively...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/12/2017

The History of Chinese Legal Civilization Modern and Contemporary China by Jinfan Zhang The History of Chinese Legal Civilization Modern and Contemporary China

This book, based on the theory of Marxism-Leninism, aims to study the essence, content and features of various legal systems in China in different historical periods, as well as the rules of the development of Chinese legal systems. It effectively...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/12/2017

Slavery and the Death Penalty A Study in Abolitionism by Bharat Malkani Slavery and the Death Penalty A Study in Abolitionism

This book compares the movement to abolish slavery in pre-Civil War America with the contemporary movement to abolish the death penalty in the United States. The purpose of this comparative study is to set out what today's death penalty abolitionists...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/12/2017

Blackstone and His Critics by Anthony Page Blackstone and His Critics

An examination of William Blackstone's jurisprudence and commentaries from the point of view of his critics.
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/12/2017

Supreme Injustice Slavery in the Nation's Highest Court by Paul Finkelman Supreme Injustice Slavery in the Nation's Highest Court

In ruling after ruling, the three most important pre Civil War justices-Marshall, Taney, and Story-upheld slavery. Paul Finkelman establishes an authoritative account of each justice's proslavery position, the reasoning behind his opposition to black freedom, and the personal incentives that...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/01/2018

Defending the Masses A Progressive Lawyer's Battles for Free Speech by Eric B. Easton Defending the Masses A Progressive Lawyer's Battles for Free Speech

Free speech and freedom of the press were often suppressed amid the social turbulence of the Progressive Era and World War I. As muckrakers, feminists, pacifists, anarchists, socialists, and communists were arrested or censored for their outspoken views, many of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/01/2018

The Charter Debates The Special Joint Committee on the Constitution, 1980-81 and the Making of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms by Adam M. Dodek The Charter Debates The Special Joint Committee on the Constitution, 1980-81 and the Making of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Presenting key moments from the transcripts, carefully selected and contextualized, The Charter Debates is a one-of-a-kind resource for scholars, students, and general readers interested in the Charter and its impact on constitutional politics in Canada.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/01/2018

The Charter Debates The Special Joint Committee on the Constitution, 1980-81 and the Making of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms by Adam M. Dodek The Charter Debates The Special Joint Committee on the Constitution, 1980-81 and the Making of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Presenting key moments from the transcripts, carefully selected and contextualized, The Charter Debates is a one-of-a-kind resource for scholars, students, and general readers interested in the Charter and its impact on constitutional politics in Canada.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/01/2018

Other books in this genre

Defending Faith The Politics of the Christian Conservative Legal Movement by Daniel Bennett Defending Faith The Politics of the Christian Conservative Legal Movement

Based on author's thesis (doctoral - Southern Illinois University, Department of Political Science, 2013), issued under title: Organizations, religion, and legal mobilization: the case of Christian conservative legal advocacy.
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/07/2017

Liberalizing Contracts Nineteenth Century Promises Through Literature, Law and History by Anat Rosenberg Liberalizing Contracts Nineteenth Century Promises Through Literature, Law and History

In Liberalizing Contracts Anat Rosenberg examines nineteenth-century liberal thought in England, as developed through, and as it developed, the concept of contract, understood as the formal legal category of binding agreement, and the relations and human practices at which it...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/07/2017

Harry Roberts and Foxtrot One-One The Shepherd's Bush Massacre by Geoffrey Barton, Mike Waldren Harry Roberts and Foxtrot One-One The Shepherd's Bush Massacre
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The Shepherd's Bush Massacre, as the case became known, was one of the most notorious crimes of the last century. It led directly to the establishment of the Metropolitan Police firearm training arrangements reflected today.
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/07/2017

Wisconsin and the Shaping of American Law by Joseph A. Ranney Wisconsin and the Shaping of American Law

State laws affect nearly every aspect of Americans' daily lives - safety, personal relationships, and business dealings - but receive less scholarly attention than federal laws and courts. Joseph A. Ranney looks at how state laws have evolved and shaped...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/06/2017

American Smuggling as White Collar Crime by Lawrence Karson American Smuggling as White Collar Crime

When Edwin Sutherland introduced the concept of white-collar crime, he referred to the respectable businessmen of his day who had, in the course of their occupations, violated the law whenever it was advantageous to do so. Yet since the founding...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/06/2017

Slavery and Freedom in Texas Stories from the Courtroom, 1821-1871 by Jason A. Gillmer, David Wasserboehr Slavery and Freedom in Texas Stories from the Courtroom, 1821-1871
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In these absorbing accounts of five court cases, Jason A. Gilmer offers intimate glimpses into Texas society in the time of slavery. Each story unfolds along boundaries - between men and women, slave and free, black and white, rich and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/06/2017

Maintenance in Medieval England by Jonathan (Arizona State University) Rose Maintenance in Medieval England

Identifying for the first time the true nature of maintenance, this study uses primary sources to reach new findings on its lawfulness.
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/06/2017

Law and the Family in Ireland, 1800-1950 by Niamh Howlin, Kevin Costello Law and the Family in Ireland, 1800-1950
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This multi-disciplinary study considers the intersection between law and family life in Ireland from the early nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century. An underlying theme is the way in which the law of the family in Ireland differed from the law...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/06/2017

Law and the Family in Ireland, 1800-1950 by Niamh Howlin, Kevin Costello Law and the Family in Ireland, 1800-1950
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This multi-disciplinary study considers the intersection between law and family life in Ireland from the early nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century. An underlying theme is the way in which the law of the family in Ireland differed from the law...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/06/2017

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