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Routledge Studies in Comparative Legal History

About the Series

This series covers the general area of comparative legal history, including contributions focusing on both 'internal' legal history, i.e., doctrinal and disciplinary developments in the law, and 'external' legal history, i.e., legal ideas and institutions in wider contexts. Considering the various legal traditions worldwide, the series also welcomes works dealing with other laws and customs from around the globe. Temporal or geographical in approach, the series will consider both legal and similar law-like normative traditions. Works encompassing views from different schools of thought and contributions from comparative and transnational historiography, including interdisciplinary approaches, are encouraged. With a focus on higher level research in the form of monographs and edited collections, proposals for supplementary reading and textbooks are also welcomed.

Series editors :

Aniceto Masferrer is Professor of Legal History and teaches legal history and comparative law at the Faculty of Law, University of Valencia, Spain. He has published extensively on criminal law from an historical and comparative perspective, as well as on the codification movement and fundamental rights in the Western legal tradition.

Heikki Tapio Pihlajamäki is Professor of Comparative Legal History, Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki, Finland. He has published widely, in a number of languages, on various aspects of comparative legal history.

Series board:

Tatjana Borisova, Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg
Luisa Brunori, Lille 2 University
Emanuele Conte, Università degli Studi Roma Tre
Matthew Dyson, University of Oxford
Manuel Gutan, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
Dirk Heirbaut, Ghent University
Phillip Hellwege, University of Augsburg
Mia Korpiola, University of Turku
Marju Luts-Sootak , University of Tartu
Emi Matsumoto, Aoyama Gakuin University

Matthew C. Mirow, Florida International University
Ulrike Müßig, Universität Passau
Jacques du Plessis, Stellenbosch University
Helle Vogt, University of Copenhagen

James Q. Whitman, Yale Law School
Alain Wijffels, Université Catholique de Louvain, Leiden University, CNRS

4 Series Titles

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English Law, the Legal Profession, and Colonialism Histories, Parallels, and Influences

English Law, the Legal Profession, and Colonialism: Histories, Parallels, and Influences

1st Edition

Edited By Cerian Griffiths, Łukasz Jan Korporowicz
November 22, 2023

Modern legal history is increasingly interested in exploring the development of legal systems from novel and nuanced approaches. This edited collection harnesses the lesser-researched perspectives of the impact of global and imperial factors on the development of law. It is argued that to better ...

Tracing British West Indian Slavery Laws A Comparative Analysis of Legal Transplants

Tracing British West Indian Slavery Laws: A Comparative Analysis of Legal Transplants

1st Edition

By Justine K. Collins
September 25, 2023

This book provides a legal historical insight into colonial laws on enslavement and the plantation system in the British West Indies. The volume is a work of comparative legal history of the English-speaking Caribbean which concentrates on how the laws of England served to catalyse the slavery ...

Nazi Antisemitism and Jewish Legal Self-Defense The Turn to Law in Liberal Democracies, 1932–39

Nazi Antisemitism and Jewish Legal Self-Defense: The Turn to Law in Liberal Democracies, 1932–39

1st Edition

By David Fraser
September 01, 2023

One of the first to provide a socio-legal comparative history of under-studied or ignored Jewish attempts in the 1930s "Anglosphere" to counter the rise in fascist and Nazi antisemitism, this book examines the ways in which Jewish individuals and organized communal bodies in the mid-to-late 1930s ...

State Liability and the Law A Historical and Comparative Analysis

State Liability and the Law: A Historical and Comparative Analysis

1st Edition

By Bartłomiej Wróblewski
March 21, 2023

This book explores the historical foundations of holding public authorities accountable for their acts, and discusses how and why the idea that the state should or should not be held liable became established in three significant jurisdictions. The issue of state liability for legislative acts is ...

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