History: Legal History

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

    Law and Asylum

    Space, Subject, Resistance, 1st Edition

    By Simon Behrman

    In contrast to the claim that refugee law has been a 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…

    Paperback – 2020-01-30 
    Routledge

  • Attic Oratory and Performance book cover

    Attic Oratory and Performance

    1st Edition

    By Andreas Serafim

    In a society where public speech was integral to the decision-making process, and where all affairs pertaining to the community were the subject of democratic debate, the communication between the speaker and his audience in the public forum, whether the law-court or the Assembly, cannot be…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    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, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Guta Lag and Guta Saga: The Law and History of the Gotlanders book cover

    Guta Lag and Guta Saga: The Law and History of the Gotlanders

    1st Edition

    Edited by Christine Peel

    Guta Lag, the law of the independent island of Gotland, is one of the earliest laws of Scandinavia. The historical appendix to the law, Guta Saga, was written in the thirteenth or fourteenth century. Together, Guta Lag and its accompanying Saga provide an invaluable insight into the lives of the…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • 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, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • The Danish Medieval Laws: the laws of Scania, Zealand and Jutland book cover

    The Danish Medieval Laws

    the laws of Scania, Zealand and Jutland, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ditlev Tamm, Helle Vogt

    The Danish medieval laws: the laws of Scania, Zealand and Jutland contains translations of the four most important medieval Danish laws written in the vernacular. The main texts are those of the Law of Scania, the two laws of Zealand – Valdemar’s and Erik’s – and the Law of Jutland, all of which…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

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

    Poverty Law and Legal Activism

    Lives that Slide Out of View, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-12-06
    Routledge

  • Indigenous Peoples and the State: International Perspectives on the Treaty of Waitangi book cover

    Indigenous Peoples and the State

    International Perspectives on the Treaty of Waitangi, 1st Edition

    By Mark Hickford, Carwyn Jones

    Across the globe, there are numerous examples of treaties, compacts, or other negotiated agreements that mediate relationships between Indigenous peoples and states or settler communities. Perhaps the best known of these, New Zealand’s Treaty of Waitangi is a living, and historically rich,…

    Paperback – 2019-11-28
    Routledge
    Indigenous Peoples and the Law

  • Black Men in Law School: Unmatched or Mismatched book cover

    Black Men in Law School

    Unmatched or Mismatched, 1st Edition

    By Darrell D. Jackson

    Grounded in Critical Race Theory (CRT), Black Men in Law School refutes the claim that when African American law students are "mismatched" with more selective law schools, the result is lower levels of achievement and success. Presenting personal narratives and counter-stories, Jackson demonstrates…

    Paperback – 2019-11-11
    Routledge

  • Legal Pluralism and Indian Democracy: Tribal Conflict Resolution Systems in Northeast India book cover

    Legal Pluralism and Indian Democracy

    Tribal Conflict Resolution Systems in Northeast India, 1st Edition

    Edited by Melvil Pereira, Bitopi Dutta, Binita Kakati

    This book offers a multifaceted look at Northeast India and the customs and traditions that underpin its legal framework. The book: charts the transition of traditions from colonial rule to present day, through constitutionalism and the consolidation of autonomous identities, as well as outlines…

    Paperback – 2019-03-28
    Routledge India
    Transition in Northeastern India

  • 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 – 2019-03-22
    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 – 2019-03-21
    Routledge
    Transitional Justice

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