History: Legal History

  • The Rise of Law and Economics: An Intellectual History book cover

    The Rise of Law and Economics

    An Intellectual History, 1st Edition

    By George L. Priest

    This is a history – though, intentionally, a brief history – of the rise of law and economics as a field of thought in the US college and law school academy, though the field has expanded to Europe and South America and will expand further as other legal systems develop. This book explains the…

    Paperback – 2020-04-14 
    Routledge

  • 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

  • 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 – 2019-12-20 
    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 – 2019-12-20 
    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 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 – 2019-12-20 
    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 – 2019-12-20 
    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

  • The Democratic Courthouse: A Modern History of Design, Due Process and Dignity book cover

    The Democratic Courthouse

    A Modern History of Design, Due Process and Dignity, 1st Edition

    By Linda Mulcahy, Emma Rowden

    The Democratic Courthouse examines how changing understandings of the relationship between government and the governed came to be reflected in the buildings designed to house the modern legal system from the 1970s to the present day in England and Wales. The book explores the extent to which…

    Paperback – 2019-10-07
    Routledge

  • The Concept of Liberal Democratic Law book cover

    The Concept of Liberal Democratic Law

    1st Edition

    By Johan van Der Walt

    This book develops a historical concept of liberal democratic law through readings of the pivotal twentieth century legal theoretical positions articulated in the work of Herbert Hart, Ronald Dworkin, Duncan Kennedy, Rudolf Smend, Hans Kelsen and Carl Schmitt. It assesses the jurisprudential…

    Paperback – 2019-09-30
    Routledge
    Law and Politics

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