Law: Legal History

  • Textual and Visual Representations of Power and Justice in Medieval France: Manuscripts and Early Printed Books book cover

    Textual and Visual Representations of Power and Justice in Medieval France

    Manuscripts and Early Printed Books, 1st Edition

    Edited by Rosalind Brown-Grant, Anne D. Hedeman, Bernard Ribémont

    Thoroughly interdisciplinary in approach, this volume examines how concepts such as the exercising of power, the distribution of justice, and transgression against the law were treated in both textual and pictorial terms in works produced and circulated in medieval French manuscripts and early…

    Paperback – 2020-03-31
    Routledge

  • Naval Courts Martial, 1793-1815 book cover

    Naval Courts Martial, 1793-1815

    1st Edition

    By John D. Byrn

    This collection of naval court martial transcripts and related documents from the time of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars contributes not only to our understanding of military jurisprudence in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries but also to our knowledge of Georgian and…

    Paperback – 2020-03-06
    Routledge
    Navy Records Society Publications

  • The Worst of Crimes: Homosexuality and the Law in Eighteenth-Century London book cover

    The Worst of Crimes

    Homosexuality and the Law in Eighteenth-Century London, 1st Edition

    By Netta Murray Goldsmith

    First published in 1998, this volume discusses the anomalies, inconsistencies and miscarriages of justice that arose as our ancestors decided what to do with defendants accused of the so-called ‘worst of crimes’. It reveals the ambivalence of eighteenth-century society about homosexuality, against…

    Paperback – 2020-02-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Slavery and the Death Penalty: A Study in Abolition book cover

    Slavery and the Death Penalty

    A Study in Abolition, 1st Edition

    By Bharat Malkani

    It has long been acknowledged that the death penalty in the United States of America has been shaped by the country’s history of slavery and racial violence, but this book considers the lesser-explored relationship between the two practices’ respective abolitionist movements. The book explains how…

    Paperback – 2020-01-01
    Routledge

  • The Ashgate Research Companion to Islamic Law book cover

    The Ashgate Research Companion to Islamic Law

    1st Edition

    By Peri Bearman

    Edited by Rudolph Peters

    This book surveys secondary literature on the biggest questions that have animated the field of Islamic law since its beginnings. It offers scholars and graduate students a comprehensive and authoritative state-of-the-art review of research in a particular area.…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20
    Routledge

  • Character Evidence in the Courts of Classical Athens: Rhetoric, Relevance and the Rule of Law book cover

    Character Evidence in the Courts of Classical Athens

    Rhetoric, Relevance and the Rule of Law, 1st Edition

    By Vasileios Adamidis

    There has been much debate in scholarship over the factors determining the outcome of legal hearings in classical Athens. Specifically, there is divergence regarding the extent to which judicial panels were influenced by non-legal considerations in addition to, or even instead of, questions of law.…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Windows on Justice in Northern Iberia, 800�1000 book cover

    Windows on Justice in Northern Iberia, 800�1000

    1st Edition

    By Wendy Davies

    Although it has a rich historiography, and from the late ninth century is rich in textual evidence, northern Iberia has barely featured in the great debates of early medieval European history of recent generations. Lying beyond the Frankish world, in a peninsula more than half controlled by Muslims…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    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 – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Medicine and Justice: Medico-Legal Practice in England and Wales, 1700–1914 book cover

    Medicine and Justice

    Medico-Legal Practice in England and Wales, 1700–1914, 1st Edition

    By Katherine D. Watson

    This monograph makes a major new contribution to the historiography of criminal justice in England and Wales by focusing on the intersection of the history of law and crime with medical history. It does this through the lens provided by one group of historical actors, medical professionals who gave…

    Hardback – 2019-12-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine

  • 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

  • Debating – and Creating – Authority: The Failure of a Constitutional Ideal in Massachusetts Bay, 1629-1649 book cover

    Debating – and Creating – Authority

    The Failure of a Constitutional Ideal in Massachusetts Bay, 1629-1649, 1st Edition

    By Elizabeth Dale

    This title was first published in 2001. In the tight frame of its first twenty years, Massachusetts Bay dramatically altered its constitutional order from a theocracy to an oligarchy, led by magistrates who created their own authority and defined the limits on their almost unlimited power.…

    Paperback – 2019-11-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Felice Giardini and Professional Music Culture in Mid-Eighteenth-Century London book cover

    Felice Giardini and Professional Music Culture in Mid-Eighteenth-Century London

    1st Edition

    By Cheryll Duncan

    Felice Giardini and Professional Music Culture in Mid-Eighteenth-Century London explores Giardini’s influence on British musical life through his multifaceted career as performer, teacher, composer, concert promoter and opera impresario. The crux of the study is a detailed account of Giardini’s…

    Hardback – 2019-10-15
    Routledge
    Royal Musical Association Monographs

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