History: Legal History

  • Pierre Legendre: God in the Mirror: A Study of the Institution of Images book cover

    Pierre Legendre: God in the Mirror

    A Study of the Institution of Images

    By Pierre Legendre

    In the context of our increasingly global legal order, Pierre Legendre’s God in the Mirror reconsiders the place of law within the division of existing bodies of knowledge. Navigating the texts of Ovid, Augustine, Roman jurists, medieval canon lawyers, Freud, Lacan, the notebooks of Leonardo de…

    Paperback – 2017-10-05 
    Routledge
    Discourses of Law

  • Black Males and the Criminal Justice System book cover

    Black Males and the Criminal Justice System

    By Jason M. Williams, Steven Kniffley

    Recent events—including but by no means limited to the shootings of unarmed Black men by police in Ferguson, Missouri; Baltimore; Minneapolis; and Chicago—have highlighted the disproportionate likelihood of young Black males to encounter the criminal justice system. Black Males and the Criminal…

    Paperback – 2017-10-01 
    Routledge
    South America, Central America and the Caribbean

  • The National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies 1897-1914 (Routledge Revivals) book cover

    The National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies 1897-1914 (Routledge Revivals)

    By Leslie Hume

    First published in 1981, this book traces the history of the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies (NUWSS) from 1897-1914. Whereas most historians have focused on the more militant aspect of the struggle for female enfranchisement, embodied by the Women’s Political and Social Union (WPSU),…

    Paperback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge

  • Spacing Law and Politics: The Constitution and Representation of the Juridical book cover

    Spacing Law and Politics

    The Constitution and Representation of the Juridical

    By Leif Dahlberg

    Examining the inherent spatiality of law, both theoretically and as social practice, this book presents a genealogical account of the emergence and the development of the juridical. In an analysis that stretches from ancient Greece, through late antiquity and early modern and modern Europe, and on…

    Paperback – 2017-09-28 
    Routledge
    Space, Materiality and the Normative

  • Historical Justice book cover

    Historical Justice

    Edited by Klaus Neumann

    The yearning for historical justice – that is, for the redress of past wrongs – has become one of the defining features of our age. Governments, international bodies and civil society organisations address historical injustices through truth commissions, tribunals, official apologies and other…

    Paperback – 2017-09-24 
    Routledge

  • John Lilburne and the Levellers: Reappraising the Roots of English Radicalism 400 Years On book cover

    John Lilburne and the Levellers

    Reappraising the Roots of English Radicalism 400 Years On

    Edited by John Rees

    John Lilburne (1615–1657), or 'Freeborn John' as he was called by the London crowd, was an important political agitator during the English Revolution. He was one of the leading figures in the Levellers, the short-lived but highly influential radical sect that called for law reform, religious…

    Paperback – 2017-09-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Radical History and Politics

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

    Amnesties, Pardons and Transitional Justice

    Spain's Pact of Forgetting

    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,…

    Hardback – 2017-09-21 
    Routledge
    Transitional Justice

  • The Second Amendment and Gun Control: Freedom, Fear, and the American Constitution book cover

    The Second Amendment and Gun Control

    Freedom, Fear, and the American Constitution

    Edited by Kevin Yuill, Joe Street

    The Second Amendment, by far the most controversial amendment to the US Constitution, will soon celebrate its 225th anniversary. Yet, despite the amount of ink spilled over this controversy, the debate continues on into the 21st century. Initially written with a view towards protecting the nascent…

    Hardback – 2017-09-14 
    Routledge
    Controversies in American Constitutional Law

  • The Origin of Property in Land book cover

    The Origin of Property in Land

    By Fustel De Coulanges

    De Coulanges original study provided a historical view of how land has become property which was then translated and published in 1891 by M. Ashley, not just to bring this study to an English reader but to provide a counter argument to Agrarian Communism. This edition also contains an introductory…

    Paperback – 2017-08-19 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Formation of the English Common Law: Law and Society in England from King Alfred to Magna Carta book cover

    The Formation of the English Common Law

    Law and Society in England from King Alfred to Magna Carta, 2nd Edition

    By John Hudson

    The Formation of English Common Law provides a comprehensive overview of the development of early English law, one of the classic subjects of medieval history. This much expanded second edition spans the centuries from King Alfred to Magna Carta, abandoning the traditional but restrictive break at…

    Paperback – 2017-08-04 
    Routledge
    The Medieval World

  • The Liber legis Scaniae: The Latin Text with Introduction, Translation and Commentaries book cover

    The Liber legis Scaniae

    The Latin Text with Introduction, Translation and Commentaries

    Edited by Ditlev Tamm

    The Liber legis Scaniae: The Latin Text with Introduction, Translation and Commentaries forms the second volume of The Danish Medieval Laws and is dedicated to the Latin text based on the Danish medieval Law of Scania. Also known as the "Old laws of Scania", the Liber legis Scaniae is ascribed to…

    Hardback – 2017-07-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Medieval Translations

  • Liberalizing Contracts: Nineteenth Century Promises Through Literature, Law and History book cover

    Liberalizing Contracts

    Nineteenth Century Promises Through Literature, Law and History

    By Anat Rosenberg

    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 gestured, most…

    Hardback – 2017-07-26
    Routledge
    Discourses of Law

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