History: Legal History

  • 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

  • Genealogies of Legal Vision book cover

    Genealogies of Legal Vision

    Edited by Peter Goodrich, Valérie Hayaert

    It was the classical task of legal rhetoric to make law both seen and understood. These conjoint goals came to be separated and opposed in modernity and a degree of blindness ensued. Legal reason was increasingly deemed to be a purely textual enterprise. Against this constraint and in furtherance…

    Paperback – 2015-06-15
    Routledge
    Discourses of Law

  • Political Trials in Ancient Greece (Routledge Revivals) book cover

    Political Trials in Ancient Greece (Routledge Revivals)

    By Richard A. Bauman

    During the inspired years of the Athenian empire, through the tragedy of its collapse, to the more prosaic era that followed, most of the great names in Athenian history were involved in the procedures of criminal law. Political Trials in Ancient Greece, first published in 1990, explores the…

    Paperback – 2015-06-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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

    Wickedness and Crime

    Laws of Homicide and Malice

    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…

    Paperback – 2015-05-22
    Routledge
    Discourses of Law

  • 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

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