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  • 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 – 2020-02-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • 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 – 2020-01-14 
    Routledge
    Indigenous Peoples and the Law

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine

  • 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 – 2019-11-15 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2019-10-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • 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

  • Imperatives for Legal Education Research

    Then, Now and Tomorrow, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ben Golder, Marina Nehme, Alex Steel, Prue Vines

    In the last few decades university teaching has been recognised as an activity which can be studied and improved through educational scholarship. In some disciplines this is now well established. It remains emergent in legal education. The field is rich with questions to be answered, issues to be…

    Hardback – 2019-08-29
    Routledge
    Emerging Legal Education

  • Boundaries of the Law

    Geography, Gender and Jurisdiction in Medieval and Early Modern Europe, 1st Edition

    Edited by Anthony Musson

    Exploring the boundaries of the law as they existed in medieval and early modern times and as they have been perceived by historians, this volume offers a wide ranging insight into a key aspect of European society. Alongside, and inexorably linked with, the ecclesiastical establishment, the law was…

    Paperback – 2019-06-10
    Routledge

  • Augustine and Modern Law

    1st Edition

    By James Bernard Murphy

    Edited by Richard O. Brooks

    St. Augustine and Roman law are the two bridges from Athens and Jerusalem to the world of modern law. Augustine's almost eerily modern political realism was based upon his deep appreciation of human evil, arising from his insights into the human personality, the product of his reflections on his…

    Paperback – 2019-06-10
    Routledge
    Philosophers and Law

  • The Ideas of Man and Woman in Renaissance France

    Print, Rhetoric, and Law, 1st Edition

    By Lyndan Warner

    The Ideas of Man and Woman in Renaissance France provides the first comprehensive comparison of the printed debates in the 1500s over the superiority or inferiority of woman - the Querelle des femmes - and the dignity and misery of man. Analysing these writings side by side, Lyndan Warner reveals…

    Paperback – 2019-06-10
    Routledge

  • Elizabethan Literature and the Law of Fraudulent Conveyance

    Sidney, Spenser, and Shakespeare, 1st Edition

    By Charles Ross

    This book investigates the origins, impact, and outcome of the Elizabethan obsession with fraudulent conveyancing, the part of debtor-creditor law that determines when a court can void a transfer of assets. Focusing on the years between the passage of a key statute in 1571 and the court case that…

    Paperback – 2019-06-06
    Routledge

  • Crime and Punishment in Early Modern Germany

    Courts and Adjudicatory Practices in Frankfurt am Main, 1562–1696, 1st Edition

    By Maria R. Boes

    Frankfurt am Main, in common with other imperial German cities, enjoyed a large degree of legal autonomy during the early modern period, and produced a unique and rich body of criminal archives. In particular, Frankfurt’s Strafenbuch, which records all criminal sentences between 1562 and 1696,…

    Paperback – 2019-06-06
    Routledge

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