History: Legal History

  • Law and Society in Classical Athens (Routledge Revivals) book cover

    Law and Society in Classical Athens (Routledge Revivals)

    By Richard Garner

    Law and Society in Classical Athens, first published in 1987, traces the development of legal thought and its relation to Athenian values. Previously Athens’ courts have been regarded as chaotic, isolated from the rest of society and even bizarre. The importance of rhetoric and the mischief made by…

    Paperback – 2015-05-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Stories of True Crime in Tudor and Stuart England book cover

    Stories of True Crime in Tudor and Stuart England

    Edited by Ken MacMillan

    Stories of True Crime in Tudor and Stuart England is an original collection of thirty stories of true crime during the period 1580-1700. Published in short books known as chapbooks, these stories proliferated in early modern popular literature. The chapbooks included in this collection describe…

    Paperback – 2015-04-01
    Routledge

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

    Divorce in Medieval England

    From One to Two Persons in Law

    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…

    Paperback – 2015-02-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Medieval Studies

  • 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

    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

  • Bastard Feudalism and the Law (Routledge Revivals) book cover

    Bastard Feudalism and the Law (Routledge Revivals)

    By John Bellamy

    This title, first published in 1989, was one of the first to directly address the legal dimension of bastard feudalism. John Bellamy explores the role and vulnerability of local officials and juries, the nature of the endemic land wars and the interference in the justice system by those at the top…

    Paperback – 2014-12-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Crime and Justice since 1750 book cover

    Crime and Justice since 1750

    2nd Edition

    By Barry Godfrey, Paul Lawrence

    This book provides a comprehensive, introductory text for students taking courses in crime and criminal justice history. It covers all of the key historical topics central to an understanding of the current criminal justice system, including the development of the police, the courts and the…

    Paperback – 2014-11-21
    Routledge

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

    The Ends of History

    Questioning the Stakes of Historical Reason

    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-politicall 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…

    Paperback – 2014-07-17
    Routledge

  • Slavery and the Founders: Race and Liberty in the Age of Jefferson book cover

    Slavery and the Founders

    Race and Liberty in the Age of Jefferson, 3rd Edition

    By Paul Finkelman

    In Slavery and the Founders, Paul Finkelman addresses a central issue of the American founding: how the first generation of leaders of the United States dealt with the profoundly important question of human bondage. The book explores the tension between the professed idea of America as stated in…

    Paperback – 2014-04-09
    Routledge

  • Liberty and Union: A Constitutional History of the United States, concise edition book cover

    Liberty and Union

    A Constitutional History of the United States, concise edition

    By Edgar J. McManus, Tara Helfman

    This, the concise edition of Liberty and Union, is an abridged constitutional history of the United States, designed for short single-semester courses, comprising the key topics from Volumes 1 and 2. Written in a clear and engaging narrative style, it successfully unites thorough chronological…

    Paperback – 2014-01-28
    Routledge

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

    Shame, Blame, and Culpability

    Crime and violence in the modern state

    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…

    Paperback – 2014-01-03
    Routledge
    Routledge SOLON Explorations in Crime and Criminal Justice Histories

  • Historical Foundations of Australian Law - Set: Volume I & Volume II book cover

    Historical Foundations of Australian Law - Set

    Volume I & Volume II

    Edited by Justin Gleeson, J.A. Watson, Ruth Higgins, Elisabeth Peden

    Justice McHugh once said that a lack of understanding of legal history was a misfortune, not a privilege. That was an understatement. As well as being essential for any Australian lawyer, the history underlying and informing the Australian legal system is a uniquely interesting amalgam of English,…

    Hardback – 2013-12-19
    Federation Press

  • Liberty and Union: A Constitutional History of the United States, volume 1 book cover

    Liberty and Union

    A Constitutional History of the United States, volume 1

    By Edgar J. McManus, Tara Helfman

    This, the first of two volumes of Liberty and Union, is a comprehensive constitutional history of the United States from the Anglo-American origins of the Constitution through the colonial and antebellum periods, to the Civil War and the consequent restructuring of the nation. Written in a clear…

    Paperback – 2013-12-17
    Routledge

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