History: Legal History

  • 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 – 2018-07-15 

  • The Revolt of Snowballs: A Microhistory book cover

    The Revolt of Snowballs

    A Microhistory

    By Claire Judde De Larivière

    The Revolt of Snowballs unpicks a rare and turbulent event which occured in 1511 and investigates the meaning behind it. On January 27, 1511, the island of Murano was the scene of an exceptional event during which the representative of Venice, exercising power in the island on behalf of the…

    Hardback – 2018-07-01 

  • 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 – 2018-07-01 

  • Law and Asylum: Space, Subject, Resistance book cover

    Law and Asylum

    Space, Subject, Resistance

    By Simon Behrman

    In contrast to the claim that refugee law has been key in guaranteeing a space of protection for refugees, this book argues that law has been instrumental in eliminating spaces of protection, not just from one’s persecutors, but also from the grasp of sovereign power. By uncovering certain…

    Hardback – 2018-06-01 
    Law and Migration

  • Law and Time book cover

    Law and Time

    Edited by Sian Beynon-Jones, Emily Grabham

    Research on law's relationship with time has flourished over the past decade. This edited collection aims to put law and time scholarship into wider context, advancing conversations on time and temporalities between socio-legal scholars, anthropologists, sociologists, geographers, and historians.…

    Hardback – 2018-05-31 
    Social Justice

  • Title IX: The Transformation of Sex Discrimination in Education book cover

    Title IX

    The Transformation of Sex Discrimination in Education

    By Elizabeth Kaufer Busch, William Thro

    This book examines the passage and impact of Title IX up to the present day. The 1972 law requiring gender equity in educational programs receiving federal funding has had a transformative effect on American education. Elizabeth Kaufer Busch and William Thro evaluate the ways in which the…

    Paperback – 2018-05-16 
    Critical Moments in American History

  • Law and Disaster: Lessons from Japan book cover

    Law and Disaster

    Lessons from Japan

    By Shigenori Matsui

    Hardback – 2018-05-15 

  • Scabs and Traitors: Taboo, Violence and Punishment in Labour Disputes in Britain, 1760-1871 book cover

    Scabs and Traitors

    Taboo, Violence and Punishment in Labour Disputes in Britain, 1760-1871

    By Thomas Linehan

    In its broadest sense, this book is concerned with the attempt by workers in Britain during the period 1760-1871 to engage in collective action in circumstances of conflict with their employers during a time when the nation and many of its traditional economic structures and customary modes of…

    Paperback – 2018-05-08 
    Routledge Studies in Radical History and Politics

  • Poverty Law and Legal Activism: Lives that Slide Out of View book cover

    Poverty Law and Legal Activism

    Lives that Slide Out of View

    By Adam Gearey

    Linking critical legal thinking to constitutional scholarship and a practical tradition of US lawyering that is orientated around anti-poverty activism, this book offers an original, revisionist account of contemporary jurisprudence, legal theory and legal activism. The book argues that we need to…

    Hardback – 2018-05-01 

  • Punishment in Contemporary China: Its Evolution, Development and Change book cover

    Punishment in Contemporary China

    Its Evolution, Development and Change

    By Enshen Li

    Punishment in contemporary China has experienced dramatic transformations over the last six decades. This book focuses on the evolution, development and change of punishment in the Maoist (1949-1977), reform (1978-2001) and post-reform eras (2002-) of China to understand the shaping and…

    Hardback – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge Studies in Crime and Justice in Asia and the Global South

  • 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 – 2018-04-01 
    Discourses of Law

  • Contemporary Trotskyism: Parties, Sects and Social Movements in Britain book cover

    Contemporary Trotskyism

    Parties, Sects and Social Movements in Britain

    By John Kelly

    Almost eighty years after Leon Trotsky founded the Fourth International: the World Party of Socialist Revolution, there are now Trotskyist organizations in 57 countries, including most of Western Europe and Latin America. Contemporary Trotskyism looks in detail at the influence, structure and…

    Paperback – 2018-03-26 
    Routledge Studies in Radical History and Politics

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