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  • The Development of Jury Service in Japan

    A square block in a round hole?

    By Anna Dobrovolskaia

    This book presents a comprehensive account of past and present efforts to introduce the jury system in Japan. Four legal reforms are documented and assessed: the implementation of the bureaucratic and all-judge special jury systems in the 1870s, the introduction of the all-layperson jury in the…

    Hardback – 2016-09-14 
    Routledge

  • Negotiating Religion

    Cross-disciplinary perspectives

    Edited by Francois Guesnet, Cecile Laborde, Lois Lee

    Negotiating religious diversity, as well as negotiating different forms and degrees of commitment to religious belief and identity, constitutes a major challenge for all societies. Recent developments such as the ‘de-secularisation’ of the world, the transformation and globalisation of religion and…

    Hardback – 2016-08-31 
    Routledge

  • Church and State in Scotland

    Developing law

    By Francis Lyall

    The interaction of faith and the community is a fundamental of modern society. The first country to adopt Presbyterianism in its national church, Scotland adopted a system of church government, which is now in world-wide use. This book examines the development and current state of Scots law.…

    Hardback – 2016-05-20
    Routledge
    ICLARS Series on Law and Religion

  • 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 – 2016-05-10
    Routledge

  • Aboriginal Peoples, Colonialism and International Law

    Raw Law

    By Irene Watson

    This work is the first to assess the legality and impact of colonisation from the viewpoint of Aboriginal law, rather than from that of the dominant Western legal tradition. It begins by outlining the Aboriginal legal system as it is embedded in Aboriginal people’s complex relationship with their…

    Paperback – 2016-04-24
    Routledge
    Indigenous Peoples and the Law

  • Papal Justice in the Late Middle Ages

    The Sacra Romana Rota

    By Kirsi Salonen

    This is a study of the history and function of the highest ecclesiastical tribunal, the Sacra Romana Rota, from the twelfth to the sixteenth centuries. Despite its importance for Christendom and in contrast with other important papal offices, the activity of the Rota has never been thoroughly…

    Hardback – 2016-04-15
    Routledge
    Church, Faith and Culture in the Medieval West

  • Windows on Justice in Northern Iberia, 800–1000

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-04-07
    Routledge

  • In a Time of Total War

    The Federal Judiciary and the National Defense - 1940-1954

    By Joshua E. Kastenberg, Eric Merriam

    This book is a judicial, military and political history of the period 1941 to 1954. As such, it is also a United States legal history of both World War II and the early Cold War. Civil liberties, mass conscription, expanded military jurisdiction, property rights, labor relations, and war crimes…

    Hardback – 2016-03-10
    Routledge
    Justice, International Law and Global Security

  • 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

  • Cultures of Conflict Resolution in Early Modern Europe

    Edited by Stephen Cummins, Laura Kounine

    Disputes, discord and reconciliation were fundamental parts of the fabric of communal living in early modern Europe. This edited volume presents essays on the cultural codes of conflict and its resolution in this period under three broad themes: peacemaking as practice; the nature of mediation and…

    Hardback – 2015-12-28
    Routledge

  • Law and Sexual Misconduct in New England, 1650-1750

    Steering Toward England

    By Abby Chandler

    Having arriving in the Province of Maine in 1641 with a brief to create both government and law for the fledgling colony, Thomas Gorges later recorded his policy as having ’steared as neere as we could to the course of Ingland’. Over the course of the next century the various colonial…

    Hardback – 2015-12-18
    Routledge

  • Legal Histories of the British Empire

    Laws, Engagements and Legacies

    Edited by Shaunnagh Dorsett, John McLaren

    This book is a major contribution to our understanding of the role played by law(s) in the British Empire. Using a variety of interdisciplinary approaches, the authors provide in-depth analyses which shine new light on the role of law in creating the people and places of the British Empire. Ranging…

    Paperback – 2015-12-17
    Routledge

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