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A History of Divorce Law Reform in England from the Victorian to Interwar Years

A History of Divorce Law: Reform in England from the Victorian to Interwar Years

1st Edition

By Henry Kha
December 08, 2020

The book explores the rise of civil divorce in Victorian England, the subsequent operation of a fault system of divorce based solely on the ground of adultery, and the eventual piecemeal repeal of the Victorian-era divorce law during the Interwar years. The legal history of the Matrimonial Causes ...

Socialism and Legal History The Histories and Historians of Law in Socialist East Central Europe

Socialism and Legal History: The Histories and Historians of Law in Socialist East Central Europe

1st Edition

Edited By Ville Erkkilä, Hans-Peter Haferkamp
November 27, 2020

This book focuses on the way in which legal historians and legal scientists used the past to legitimize, challenge, explain and familiarize the socialist legal orders, which were backed by dictatorial governments. The volume studies legal historians and legal histories written in Eastern European ...

The Royal Prerogative and Constitutional Law A Search for the Quintessence of Executive Power

The Royal Prerogative and Constitutional Law: A Search for the Quintessence of Executive Power

1st Edition

By Noel Cox
September 01, 2020

This book examines the royal prerogative in terms of its theory, history and application today. The work explores the development of the royal prerogative through the evolution of imperial government, and more recent structural changes in the United Kingdom and elsewhere in the Commonwealth. While...

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