History: Legal History

  • Mahatma Gandhi and the Indian Constitution book cover

    Mahatma Gandhi and the Indian Constitution

    By Narendra Chapalgaonker

    Why did the Constituent Assembly of India discard Mahatma Gandhi’s concept of constitutional structure that gave prominence to villages, and prefer parliamentary democracy instead? Why did the self-sufficient and self-governing village of his dream not find a place in India’s political edifice?…

    Paperback – 2017-12-11 
    Routledge India

  • A Genealogy of Public Security: The Theory and History of Modern Police Powers book cover

    A Genealogy of Public Security

    The Theory and History of Modern Police Powers

    By Giuseppe Campesi

    There are many histories of the police as a law-enforcement institution, but no genealogy of the police as a form of power. This book provides a genealogy of modern police by tracing the evolution of "police science" and of police institutions in Europe, from the ancien régime to the early 19th…

    Paperback – 2017-12-03 
    Routledge

  • Espionage and Secrecy (Routledge Revivals): The Official Secrets Acts 1911-1989 of the United Kingdom book cover

    Espionage and Secrecy (Routledge Revivals)

    The Official Secrets Acts 1911-1989 of the United Kingdom

    By Rosamund Thomas

    This prize-winning book, first published in 1991, provides a detailed legal account of the development of the UK Official Secrets Acts 1911-1989. In particular, the Espionage section (s.1) of this criminal law is analysed carefully, illustrated by leading cases of UK spies prosecuted under this…

    Paperback – 2017-12-01 
    Routledge

  • Privatised Law Reform: A History of Patent Law through Private Legislation, 1620-1907 book cover

    Privatised Law Reform: A History of Patent Law through Private Legislation, 1620-1907

    By Phillip Johnson

    In the history of British patent law, the role of Parliament is often side-lined. This is largely due to the raft of failed or timid attempts at patent law reform. Yet there was another way of seeking change. By the end of the nineteenth century, private legislation had become a mechanism or…

    Hardback – 2017-12-01 
    Routledge

  • Towards A Jurisprudence of State Communism: Law and the Failure of Revolution book cover

    Towards A Jurisprudence of State Communism

    Law and the Failure of Revolution

    By Cosmin Cercel

    More than twenty-five years after the collapse of the Socialist bloc, the nature of the regimes in Eastern Europe between 1945 and 1989 continues to evade the attempts of political theorists and scholars of post-communism to define and classify them. Drawing on philosophical inquiry,…

    Hardback – 2017-11-17 
    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 – 2017-10-10 
    Routledge
    Space, Materiality and the Normative

  • 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

  • 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 – 2017-09-12
    Routledge
    Controversies in American Constitutional Law

  • 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 – 2017-09-06
    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 – 2017-09-05
    Routledge
    Transitional Justice

  • 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 – 2017-08-08
    Routledge
    The Medieval World

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