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  • Torture and Truth (Routledge Revivals)

    By Page duBois

    First published in 1991, this book — through the examination of ancient Greek literary, philosophical and legal texts — analyses how the Athenian torture of slaves emerged from and reinforced the concept of truth as something hidden in the human body. It discusses the tradition of…

    Hardback – 2016-08-01 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2016-07-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Gender and History

  • The Literary and Legal Genealogy of Native American Dispossession

    The Marshall Trilogy Cases

    By George D Pappas

    The Literary and Legal Genealogy of Native American Dispossession offers a unique interpretation of how literary and public discourses influenced three U.S. Supreme Court Rulings written by Chief Justice John Marshall with respect to Native Americans. These cases, Johnson v. M’Intosh (1823),…

    Hardback – 2016-07-20 
    Routledge
    Indigenous Peoples and the Law

  • The 'New' International Law

    By Richard Joyce

    This book analyses the tendency in international law scholarship and criticism to seek a ‘new’ international law. Drawing and building on scholarship around the political significance of theological ideas, it argues that underlying this tendency is a relationship between international law and…

    Hardback – 2016-07-15 
    Routledge

  • 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

  • Islamic Law and Society in Iran

    A social history of Qajar Tehran

    By Nobuaki Kondo

    This book explores the legal aspects of urban society in nineteenth-century Iran. It provides the social context in which political process occurred and examines how authorities applied law in society, how people utilized the law, and how the law regulated society. The legal system was primarily…

    Hardback – 2016-06-30 
    Routledge
    Royal Asiatic Society Books

  • Espionage and Secrecy (Routledge Revivals)

    The Official Secrets Acts 1911-1989 of the United Kingdom

    By Rosamund Thomas

    The problems that arose in the 1970s and 1980s related to espionage and secrecy raised serious concern about whether these breaches of Official Secrecy were covered by criminal or civil law. First published in 1991, this book is concerned with the criminal law dealing with Official Secrecy. The…

    Hardback – 2016-06-01 
    Routledge

  • A Genealogy of Public Security

    The Theory and History of Modern Police Powers

    By Giuseppe Campesi

    There are many histories of the police as a law-enforcement institution, but no genealogy of the police as a form of power. This book provides a genealogy of modern police by tracing the evolution of "police science" and of police institutions in Europe, from the ancien régime to the early 19th…

    Hardback – 2016-05-25 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2016-05-13 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2016-05-05
    Routledge

  • Spacing Law and Politics

    The Constitution and Representation of the Juridical

    By Leif Dahlberg

    Examining the inherent spatiality of law, both theoretically and as social practice, this book presents a genealogical account of the emergence and the development of the juridical. In an analysis that stretches from ancient Greece, through late antiquity and early modern and modern Europe, and on…

    Hardback – 2016-05-03
    Routledge
    Space, Materiality and the Normative

  • 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

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