History: Legal History

  • When Women Won The Vote: The Final Decade, 1910 - 1920 book cover

    When Women Won The Vote

    The Final Decade, 1910 - 1920, 1st Edition

    By Sandra Opdycke

    When Women Won The Vote focuses on the final decade (1910-20) of American women’s fight for the vote—a fight that had already been underway for more than sixty years, and which culminated in the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920. Sandra Opdycke reveals how woman suffragists campaigned in…

    Paperback – 2019-09-15 
    Routledge
    Critical Moments in American History

  • Law and Consent: Contesting the Common Sense book cover

    Law and Consent

    Contesting the Common Sense, 1st Edition

    By Karla M. O'Regan

    Consent is used in many different social and legal contexts with the pervasive understanding that it is, and has always been, about autonomy - but has it?  Beginning with an overview of consent's role in law today, this book investigates the doctrine's inseparable association with personal …

    Hardback – 2019-08-31 
    Routledge

  • The Democratic Courthouse: A Modern History of Design, Due Process and Dignity book cover

    The Democratic Courthouse

    A Modern History of Design, Due Process and Dignity, 1st Edition

    By Linda Mulcahy, Emma Rowden

    This book examines how changing understandings of the relationship between government and the governed came to be reflected in the buildings designed to house the modern legal system. It examines the extent to which changing theories of the trial, the pursuit of new rights and a new politics of…

    Paperback – 2019-07-31 
    Routledge

  • The Death Penalty in Late-Medieval Catalonia: Evidence and Significations book cover

    The Death Penalty in Late-Medieval Catalonia

    Evidence and Significations, 1st Edition

    By Flocel Sabaté

    The death penalty was unusual in medieval Europe until the twelfth century. From that moment on, it became a key instrument of rule in European society, and we can study it in the case of Catalonia through its rich and varied unpublished documentation. The death penalty was justified by Roman Law;…

    Hardback – 2019-07-18 
    Routledge
    Studies in Medieval History and Culture

  • Black Males and the Criminal Justice System book cover

    Black Males and the Criminal Justice System

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jason M. Williams, Steven Kniffley

    Relying on a multidisciplinary framework of inquiry and critical perspective, this edited volume addresses the unique experiences of Black males within various stages of contact in the criminal justice system. It provides a comprehensive overview of the administration of justice, mental and…

    Paperback – 2019-07-16 
    Routledge

  • English Justice: Between the Norman Conquest and the Great Charter, 1066-1215 book cover

    English Justice

    Between the Norman Conquest and the Great Charter, 1066-1215, 1st Edition

    By Doris M. Stenton

    Originally published in 1965, English Justice between the Norman Conquest and the Great Charter discusses the history of English justice in the period of the Norman Conquest, of the Angevin achievements, and of the contrasting reigns of Richard I and John. This book looks at this period in light of…

    Hardback – 2019-07-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Medieval World

  • Literature and Law in the Middle Ages: A Bibliography of Scholarship book cover

    Literature and Law in the Middle Ages

    A Bibliography of Scholarship, 1st Edition

    By John A. Alford, Dennis P. Seniff

    Originally published in 1984, Literature and Law in the Middle Ages is a comprehensive bibliography on the subject of literature and law in the Middle Ages. The collection was composed with the notion that early society regarded literature, law and religion from the same single point of view. It…

    Hardback – 2019-07-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Medieval World

  • The Law Courts of Medieval England book cover

    The Law Courts of Medieval England

    1st Edition

    By A. Harding

    Originally published in 1973 The Law Courts of Medieval England looks at law courts as the most developed institutions existing in the medieval times. Communities crystallized upon them and the governments worked through them. This book describes the scope and procedures of the different courts,…

    Hardback – 2019-07-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Medieval World

  • New Perspectives on European Women's Legal History book cover

    New Perspectives on European Women's Legal History

    1st Edition

    Edited by Sara L. Kimble, Marion Röwekamp

    This book integrates women’s history and legal studies within the broader context of modern European history in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Sixteen contributions from fourteen countries explore the ways in which the law contributes to the social construction of gender. They analyze…

    Paperback – 2019-05-15 
    Routledge

  • The Rise and Fall of the Rehabilitative Ideal, 1895-1970 book cover

    The Rise and Fall of the Rehabilitative Ideal, 1895-1970

    1st Edition

    By Victor Bailey

    Spanning almost a century of penal policy and practice in England and Wales, this book is a study of the long arc of the rehabilitative ideal, beginning in 1895, the year of the Gladstone Committee on Prisons, and ending in 1970, when the policy of treating and training criminals was very much on…

    Paperback – 2019-04-30 
    Routledge

  • Torture and Human Rights in Northern Ireland: Interrogation in Depth book cover

    Torture and Human Rights in Northern Ireland

    Interrogation in Depth, 1st Edition

    By Aoife Duffy

    This book presents a compelling and highly sophisticated politico-legal history of a particular security operation that resulted in one of the most high-profile torture cases in the world. It reveals the extent to which the Ireland v. United Kingdom judgment misrepresents the interrogation…

    Hardback – 2019-04-11 
    Routledge

  • Amnesties, Pardons and Transitional Justice: Spain's Pact of Forgetting book cover

    Amnesties, Pardons and Transitional Justice

    Spain's Pact of Forgetting, 1st Edition

    By Roldan Jimeno

    In a consolidated democracy, amnesties and pardons do not sit well with equality and a separation of powers; however, these measures have proved useful in extreme circumstances, such as transitions from dictatorships to democracies, as has occurred in Greece, Portugal and Spain. Focusing on Spain,…

    Paperback – 2019-04-10 
    Routledge
    Transitional Justice

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