History: Legal History

  • The Ends of History: Questioning the Stakes of Historical Reason book cover

    The Ends of History

    Questioning the Stakes of Historical Reason, 1st Edition

    Edited by Amy Swiffen, Joshua Nichols

    Over two decades ago we were confronted by the end of the Soviet Union and collapse of the geo-political divisions that had defined much of the twentieth century. From this particular end, the ‘end of history’was proclaimed. But is it still possible to argue that liberal democracy and free market…

    Hardback – 2012-11-23
    Routledge

  • Banishment in the Later Roman Empire, 284-476 CE book cover

    Banishment in the Later Roman Empire, 284-476 CE

    1st Edition

    By Daniel Washburn

    This book offers a reconstruction and interpretation of banishment in the final era of a unified Roman Empire, 284-476 CE. Author Daniel Washburn argues that exile was both a penalty and a symbol. It applied to those who committed a misstep or crossed the wrong person; it also stood as a marker of…

    Hardback – 2012-11-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ancient History

  • Shame, Blame, and Culpability: Crime and violence in the modern state book cover

    Shame, Blame, and Culpability

    Crime and violence in the modern state, 1st Edition

    Edited by Judith Rowbotham, Marianna Muravyeva, David Nash

    This ground-breaking collection of research-based chapters addresses the themes of shame, blame and culpability in their historical perspective in the broad area of crime, violence and the modern state, drawing on less familiar territories such as Russia and Greece, not just on material from…

    Hardback – 2012-07-23
    Routledge
    Routledge SOLON Explorations in Crime and Criminal Justice Histories

  • The Rise of Planning in Industrial America, 1865-1914 book cover

    The Rise of Planning in Industrial America, 1865-1914

    1st Edition

    By Richard Adelstein

    Central economic planning is often associated with failed state socialism, and modern capitalism celebrated as its antithesis. This book shows that central planning is not always, or even primarily, a state enterprise, and that the giant industrial corporations that dominated the American economy…

    Hardback – 2012-03-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Explorations in Economic History

  • Living in the City: Urban Institutions in the Low Countries, 1200–2010 book cover

    Living in the City

    Urban Institutions in the Low Countries, 1200–2010, 1st Edition

    Edited by L.A.C.J. (Leo) Lucassen, W.H. (Wim) Willems

    The city is a place to find shelter, a market place, and an elevator for social mobility and success. But the city is also a place that frightens people and that can marginalize newcomers. Living in the City tries to understand what pulls people to the city since the High Middle Ages, focusing on…

    Hardback – 2011-12-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Cultural History

  • The ICJ and the Evolution of International Law: The Enduring Impact of the Corfu Channel Case book cover

    The ICJ and the Evolution of International Law

    The Enduring Impact of the Corfu Channel Case, 1st Edition

    Edited by Karine Bannelier, Théodore Christakis, Sarah Heathcote

    In 1949 the International Court of Justice (ICJ) handed down its first judgment in the Corfu Channel Case. In diffusing an early Cold War dispute, the Court articulated a set of legal principles which continue to shape our appreciation of the international legal order. Many of the issues dealt…

    Hardback – 2011-11-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in International Law

  • Cicero and the Catilinarian Conspiracy book cover

    Cicero and the Catilinarian Conspiracy

    1st Edition

    By Charles Odahl

    This story of Cicero and the Catilinarian Conspiracy is set within and offers a case study of the political, military, economic and social crises besetting the late Roman Republic in the era of the "Roman Revolution." The book chronicles the efforts of the defeated radical politician Lucius Sergius…

    Hardback – 2010-02-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ancient History

  • A Certain Share of Low Cunning: A History of the Bow Street Runners, 1792-1839 book cover

    A Certain Share of Low Cunning

    A History of the Bow Street Runners, 1792-1839, 1st Edition

    By David J. Cox

    This book provides an account and analysis of the history of the Bow Street Runners, precursors of today's police force. Through a detailed analysis of a wide range of both qualitative and quantitative research data, this book provides a fresh insight into their history, arguing that the use of Bow…

    Hardback – 2010-02-01
    Willan

  • Welfare's Forgotten Past: A Socio-Legal History of the Poor Law book cover

    Welfare's Forgotten Past

    A Socio-Legal History of the Poor Law, 1st Edition

    By Lorie Charlesworth

    That ‘poor law was law’ is a fact that has slipped from the consciousness of historians of welfare in England and Wales, and in North America. Welfare's Forgotten Past remedies this situation by tracing the history of the legal right of the settled poor to relief when destitute. Poor law was not…

    Hardback – 2009-12-15
    Routledge-Cavendish

  • A History of Drugs: Drugs and Freedom in the Liberal Age book cover

    A History of Drugs

    Drugs and Freedom in the Liberal Age, 1st Edition

    By Toby Seddon

    Why are some psychoactive substances regarded as ‘dangerous drugs’, to be controlled by the criminal law within a global prohibition regime, whilst others – from alcohol and tobacco, through to those we call ‘medicines’ – are seen and regulated very differently? A History of Drugs traces a…

    Hardback – 2009-12-07
    Routledge-Cavendish

  • Colonialism, Violence and Muslims in Southeast Asia: The Maria Hertogh Controversy and its Aftermath book cover

    Colonialism, Violence and Muslims in Southeast Asia

    The Maria Hertogh Controversy and its Aftermath, 1st Edition

    By Syed Muhd Khairudin Aljunied

    This book deals with the genesis, outbreak and far-reaching effects of a legal controversy and the resulting outbreak of mass violence, which determined the course of British colonial rule after post World War Two in Singapore and Malaya. Based on extensive archival sources, it examines the custody…

    Hardback – 2009-06-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • The Fragility of Law: Constitutional Patriotism and the Jews of Belgium, 1940–1945 book cover

    The Fragility of Law

    Constitutional Patriotism and the Jews of Belgium, 1940–1945, 1st Edition

    By David Fraser

    The Fragility of Law examines the ways in which, during the Second World War, the Belgian government and judicial structure became implicated in the identification, exclusion and killing of its Jewish residents, and in the theft - through Aryanization - of Jewish property. David Fraser…

    Hardback – 2008-12-05
    Routledge-Cavendish

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