History: Legal History

  • Women's Rights and Religious Law: Domestic and International Perspectives book cover

    Women's Rights and Religious Law

    Domestic and International Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Fareda Banda, Lisa Fishbayn Joffe

    The three Abrahamic faiths have dominated religious conversations for millennia but the relations between state and religion are in a constant state of flux. This relationship may be configured in a number of ways. Religious norms may be enforced by the state as part of a regime of personal law or,…

    Hardback – 2016-02-22
    Routledge
    Law and Religion

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2016-01-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Medieval Translations

  • Mahatma Gandhi and the Indian Constitution book cover

    Mahatma Gandhi and the Indian Constitution

    1st Edition

    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?…

    Hardback – 2015-12-15
    Routledge India

  • Public Indecency in England 1857-1960: 'A Serious and Growing Evil’ book cover

    Public Indecency in England 1857-1960

    'A Serious and Growing Evil’, 1st Edition

    By David J. Cox, Kim Stevenson, Candida Harris, Judith Rowbotham

    Throughout the nineteenth century and twentieth century, various attempts were made to define and control problematic behaviour in public by legal and legislative means through the use of a somewhat nebulous concept of ‘indecency’. Remarkably however, public indecency remains a much…

    Hardback – 2015-06-25
    Routledge
    Routledge SOLON Explorations in Crime and Criminal Justice Histories

  • Historical Geographies of Prisons: Unlocking the Usable Carceral Past book cover

    Historical Geographies of Prisons

    Unlocking the Usable Carceral Past, 1st Edition

    Edited by Karen M. Morin, Dominique Moran

    This is the first book to provide a comprehensive historical-geographical lens to the development and evolution of correctional institutions as a specific subset of carceral geographies. This book analyzes and critiques global practices of incarceration, regimes of punishment, and their…

    Hardback – 2015-06-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Historical Geography

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2015-01-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Medieval Translations

  • Law and the Making of the Soviet World: The Red Demiurge book cover

    Law and the Making of the Soviet World

    The Red Demiurge, 1st Edition

    By Scott Newton

    This book is an unconventional reappraisal of Soviet law: a field that is ripe for re-evaluation, now that it is clear of Cold War cobwebs; and, as this book shows, one that is surprisingly topical and newly compelling. Scott Newton argues here that the Soviet order was a work of law. Drawing on a…

    Hardback – 2014-11-20
    Routledge

  • Foucault, Crime and Power: Problematisations of Crime in the Twentieth Century book cover

    Foucault, Crime and Power

    Problematisations of Crime in the Twentieth Century, 1st Edition

    By Christian Borch

    This book presents a Foucauldian problematisation analysis of crime, with a particular focus on the twentieth century. It considers how crime has been conceived as problem and, by scrutinising the responses that have been adapted to deal with crime, demonstrates how a range of power modalities have…

    Hardback – 2014-11-18
    Routledge

  • Lawyers and Savages: Ancient History and Legal Realism in the Making of Legal Anthropology book cover

    Lawyers and Savages

    Ancient History and Legal Realism in the Making of Legal Anthropology, 1st Edition

    By Kaius Tuori

    Legal primitivism was a complex phenomenon that combined the study of early European legal traditions with studies of the legal customs of indigenous peoples. Lawyers and Savages: Ancient History and Legal Realism in the Making of Legal Anthropology explores the rise and fall of legal…

    Hardback – 2014-09-18
    Routledge

  • Forensic Medicine and Death Investigation in Medieval England book cover

    Forensic Medicine and Death Investigation in Medieval England

    1st Edition

    By Sara M. Butler

    England has traditionally been understood as a latecomer to the use of forensic medicine in death investigation, lagging nearly two-hundred years behind other European authorities. Using the coroner's inquest as a lens, this book hopes to offer a fresh perspective on the process of death…

    Hardback – 2014-09-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Medieval Studies

  • Wickedness and Crime: Laws of Homicide and Malice book cover

    Wickedness and Crime

    Laws of Homicide and Malice, 1st Edition

    By Penny Crofts

    The criminal legal system defines and authoritatively enacts the boundaries of permissible and impermissible behaviour, with a focus on that which is prohibited or transgressive. Wickedness and Crime: Laws of Homicide and Malice seeks to expose the ways in which criminal law communicates and…

    Hardback – 2013-08-15
    Routledge
    Discourses of Law

  • Divorce in Medieval England: From One to Two Persons in Law book cover

    Divorce in Medieval England

    From One to Two Persons in Law, 1st Edition

    By Sara M. Butler

    Divorce in Medieval England is intended to reorient scholarly perceptions concerning divorce in the medieval period. Divorce, as we think of it today, is usually considered to be a modern invention. This book challenges that viewpoint, documenting the many and varied uses of divorce in the medieval…

    Hardback – 2013-03-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Medieval Studies

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