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  • Crime in England

    1550-1800

    Edited by J S Cockburn

    This volume, first published in 1977, brings together eleven studies of crime and the administration of the criminal law in England during the early modern period. They represent a variety of approaches – legal, historical and sociological – to the study of historical crime. The initial essay in…

    Hardback – 2015-09-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The History of Crime and Punishment

  • Domestic Disturbances, Patriarchal Values

    Violence, Family and Sexuality in Early Modern Europe, 1600-1900

    Edited by Marianna Muravyeva

    This book offers an in-depth analysis of several national case studies on family violence between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries, using court records as their main source. It raises important questions for research on early modern Europe: the notion of absolute power; sovereignty and its…

    Hardback – 2015-08-24
    Routledge

  • Historical Justice

    Edited by Klaus Neumann

    The yearning for historical justice – that is, for the redress of past wrongs – has become one of the defining features of our age. Governments, international bodies and civil society organisations address historical injustices through truth commissions, tribunals, official apologies and other…

    Hardback – 2015-08-20
    Routledge

  • New Perspectives on European Women’s Legal History

    Edited by Sara Kimble, Marion Röwekamp

    This volume brings historical analysis to bear on the issue of gender and the law, covering themes ranging from gender in the legal profession, family law, and the intersections of law, politics, and public policy, to provide a comprehensive overview of European women's legal history and…

    Hardback – 2015-08-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Gender and History

  • 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 – 2015-08-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Historical Americans

  • Public Indecency in England 1857-1960

    'A Serious and Growing Evil’

    By David J. Cox, Kim Stevenson, Candida Harris, Judith Rowbotham

    Throughout the nineteenth century and twentieth century, various attempts were made to define and control problematic behaviour in public by legal and legislative means through the use of a somewhat nebulous concept of ‘indecency’. Remarkably however, public indecency remains a much…

    Hardback – 2015-06-25
    Routledge
    Routledge SOLON Explorations in Crime and Criminal Justice Histories

  • 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

    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)

    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

    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)

    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

    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

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