History: Legal History

  • The ‘Minor’ War Crimes Trials: A Socio-Legal Investigation of Victims’ Justice book cover

    The ‘Minor’ War Crimes Trials

    A Socio-Legal Investigation of Victims’ Justice

    By Lorie Charlesworth

    This book reconstructs the legal and military history of the ‘minor’ war crimes trials held in Occupied Germany and elsewhere from 1945-8. Although the International Military Tribunal held at Nuremberg, from the end of 1945, is extremely well known, there were in fact hundreds of trials of ‘…

    Hardback – 2018-12-01 
    Routledge

  • Beyond Law and Revolution: Sociality, Political Theology and the Modern Constitutional Imagination book cover

    Beyond Law and Revolution

    Sociality, Political Theology and the Modern Constitutional Imagination

    By Marinos Diamantides

    In response to the rise of administrative rationality, this book draws on history, social anthropology and political theology, to examine the current crisis of faith in the legal and political constitutional imagination. An important body of law and society research has helped move jurisprudence…

    Hardback – 2018-12-01 
    Routledge
    Discourses of Law

  • Forensic Narratives in Athenian Courts book cover

    Forensic Narratives in Athenian Courts

    Edited by Mike Edwards, Dimos Spatharas

    This collection of essays offers the first systematic approach to ancient forensic storytelling. Stories are a medium of signification, an indispensable tool in our cognitive toolkit. Understanding narratives as an integral part of forensic speakers’ argumentation, a substantial number of…

    Hardback – 2018-12-01 
    Routledge

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

    Pierre Legendre Lessons III 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 – 2018-11-01 
    Routledge
    Discourses of Law

  • Law and Resistance: Toward a Performative Epistemology of the Political Trial book cover

    Law and Resistance

    Toward a Performative Epistemology of the Political Trial

    By Awol Allo

    Taking Michel Foucault’s genealogical analysis of power and resistance as its starting point, the book asks, from below, is there something in the very nature of law – that is, in its discursive and institutional dynamics, in its spatial, material, and temporal coordinates; in its own conceptual…

    Hardback – 2018-10-30 
    Routledge
    Social Justice

  • Judgement in the Victorian Age book cover

    Judgement in the Victorian Age

    Edited by James R Gregory, Annika Bautz, Daniel Grey

    This volume concerns judges, judgment and judgmentalism. It studies the Victorians as judges across a range of important fields, including the legal and aesthetic spheres, and within literature. It examines how various specialist forms of judgment were conceived and operated, and how the propensity…

    Hardback – 2018-10-23 
    Routledge

  • International Humanitarian Law and Justice:: Historical and Sociological Perspectives book cover

    International Humanitarian Law and Justice:

    Historical and Sociological Perspectives

    Edited by Mats Deland, Mark Klamberg, Pål Wrange

    In the last decade, there has been a turn to history in international humanitarian law and its accompanying fields. In parallel historians have deepened their interest in the place of norms of history, the establishment and development of international institutions. This book brings together…

    Hardback – 2018-10-10 
    Routledge

  • Black Girlhood, Resistance, and Punishment: A Historical Intersectional Study of Black Girlhood in Virginia book cover

    Black Girlhood, Resistance, and Punishment

    A Historical Intersectional Study of Black Girlhood in Virginia

    By Nishaun T. Battle

    Hardback – 2018-10-01 
    Routledge

  • Social Identity and the Law: Race, Sexuality and Intersectionality book cover

    Social Identity and the Law

    Race, Sexuality and Intersectionality

    By Barbara L. Graham

    Social Identity and the Law: Race, Sexuality and Intersectionality is an important resource for inquiry into the relationship between law and social identity in the contexts of race, sexuality and intersectionality in the United States. The book provides a systematic legal treatment of selected…

    Paperback – 2018-09-27 
    Routledge

  • Human Rights in Sierra Leone, 1787-2016: The Long Struggle from the Transatlantic Slave Trade to the Present book cover

    Human Rights in Sierra Leone, 1787-2016

    The Long Struggle from the Transatlantic Slave Trade to the Present

    By John Idriss Lahai

    This book offers an up-to-date, comprehensive interdisciplinary analyses of the multifaceted and evolving experiences of human rights in Sierra Leone between the years 1787 and 2016. It provides a balanced coverage of the local and international conditions that frame the socio-cultural, political…

    Hardback – 2018-09-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Africa

  • Crime in Scotland 1660-1960: The Violent North book cover

    Crime in Scotland 1660-1960

    The Violent North

    By Anne-Marie Kilday

    Scotland has often been regarded throughout history as "the violent north", but how true is this statement? Does Scotland deserve to be defined thus, and upon what foundations is this definition based? This book examines the history of crime in Scotland, questioning the labelling of Scotland as…

    Hardback – 2018-09-18 
    Routledge
    History of Crime in the UK and Ireland

  • Ecclesiastical Law, Clergy and Laity: A History of Legal Discipline and the Anglican Church book cover

    Ecclesiastical Law, Clergy and Laity

    A History of Legal Discipline and the Anglican Church

    By Neil Patterson

    Discipline in an ecclesiastical context can be defined as the power of a church to maintain order among its members on issues of morals or doctrine. This book presents a scholarly engagement with the way in which legal discipline has evolved within the Church of England since 1688. It explores how…

    Hardback – 2018-09-05 
    Routledge
    Law and Religion

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