History: Legal History

  • Patrick Henry: Proclaiming a Revolution book cover

    Patrick Henry

    Proclaiming a Revolution

    By John Ragosta

    Often referred to as "the voice of the Revolution," Patrick Henry played a vital role in helping to launch the revolt of the American colonies against British rule. An early and compelling Revolutionary orator, Henry played an active part in the debates over the founding of the United States. As a…

    Paperback – 2016-08-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Historical Americans

  • New Perspectives on European Women’s Legal History book cover

    New Perspectives on European Women’s Legal History

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-07-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Gender and History

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

    Law and the Making of the Soviet World

    The Red Demiurge

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-07-11
    Routledge

  • Forensic Medicine and Death Investigation in Medieval England book cover

    Forensic Medicine and Death Investigation in Medieval England

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-06-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Medieval Studies

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

    Foucault, Crime and Power

    Problematisations of Crime in the Twentieth Century

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-05-11
    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

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-05-10
    Routledge

  • Magna Carta: A Central European perspective of our common heritage of freedom book cover

    Magna Carta

    A Central European perspective of our common heritage of freedom

    Edited by Zbigniew Rau, Przemysław Żurawski vel Grajewski, Marek Tracz-Tryniecki

    To mark the 800th anniversary of the ratification of the Magna Carta by King John at Runnymede, Magna Carta provides the central European perspectives on this monumental document and its impact on the political and legal experiences of freedom, from the medieval period to the present day. The…

    Paperback – 2016-04-12
    Routledge

  • Constitution-making in Asia: Decolonisation and State-Building in the Aftermath of the British Empire book cover

    Constitution-making in Asia

    Decolonisation and State-Building in the Aftermath of the British Empire

    Edited by H. Kumarasingham

    Britain’s main imperial possessions in Asia were granted independence in the 1940s and 1950s and needed to craft constitutions for their new states. Invariably the indigenous elites drew upon British constitutional ideas and institutions regardless of the political conditions that prevailed in…

    Hardback – 2016-03-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

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

    Women's Rights and Religious Law

    Domestic and International Perspectives

    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

    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

  • Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.: Civil War Soldier, Supreme Court Justice book cover

    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

    Civil War Soldier, Supreme Court Justice

    By Susan-Mary Grant

    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., was one of the most influential jurists of his time. From the antebellum era and the Civil War through the First World War and into the New Deal years, Holmes' long life and career as a Supreme Court Justice spanned an eventful period of American history, as the country…

    Paperback – 2015-08-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Historical Americans

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

    Historical Geographies of Prisons

    Unlocking the Usable Carceral Past

    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

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