1st Edition

Revolution in Law: Contributions to the Legal Development of Soviet Legal Theory, 1917-38 Contributions to the Legal Development of Soviet Legal Theory, 1917-38

By Piers Beirne Copyright 1990

    The essays in this volume reassess pre-revolutionary Russian legal culture, the debates of the 1920s over the role of law under socialism, and the abrupt and bloody termination of the debate which took place in the 1930s.

    Designed to meet the curriculum needs of students from grades 7-12, this five-volume encyclopedia explores the history and civilizations of the ancient world from prehistory to approximately 1000 CE. Organized alphabetically within geographical volumes on Africa, Europe, the Americas, Southwest Asia, and Asia and the Pacific, entries cover the social, political, scientific and technological, economic, and cultural events and developments that shaped the ancient world in all areas of the globe. Each volume explores significant civilizations, personalities, cultural and social developments, and scientific achievements in its geographical area. Boxed features include Link in Time, Link in Place, Ancient Weapons, Turning Points, and Great Lives. Each volume also includes maps, timelines and illustrations; and a glossary, bibliography and indexes complete the set.


    Piers Beirne is Professor of Sociology and Legal Studies at the University of Southern Maine. His recent work has appeared in the American Journal of Sociology, the British Journal of Criminology, Contemporary Crises, Criminology, and the Law & Society Review.