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  • Ancient Greek Lawsby Ilias Arnaoutoglou

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 41.95

    In this comprehensive and accessible sourcebook, Ilias Arnaoutoglou presents a collection of ancient Greek laws, which are situated in their legal and historical contexts and are elucidated with relevant selections from Greek literature and epigraphical testimonies. A wide area of legislative activity in major and minor Greek city-states, ranging from... more...

  • Sovereigntyby Dieter Grimm; Belinda Cooper

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 24.99

    Dieter Grimm?s accessible introduction to the concept of sovereignty ties the evolution of the idea to historical events, from the religious conflicts of sixteenth-century Europe to today?s trends in globalization and transnational institutions. Grimm wonders whether recent political changes have undermined notions of national sovereignty, comparing... more...

  • The Gentle Civilizer of Nationsby Martti Koskenniemi

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 92.00

    Legal analysis, historical and political critique of the rise and fall of modern international law. more...

  • The Legal Analystby Ward Farnsworth

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 25.00

    There are two kinds of knowledge law school teaches: legal rules on the one hand, and tools for thinking about legal problems on the other. Although the tools are far more interesting and useful than the rules, they tend to be neglected in favor of other aspects of the curriculum. In The Legal Analyst , Ward Farnsworth brings together in one place... more...

  • The Faithful Executionerby Joel F. Harrington

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 18.99

    Based on the rare and until now overlooked journal of a Renaissance-era executioner, the noted historian Joel F. Harrington's The Faithful Executioner takes us deep inside the alien world and thinking of Meister Frantz Schmidt of Nuremberg, who, during forty-five years as a professional executioner, personally put to death 394 individuals and tortured,... more...

  • Forging Rivalsby Reuel Schiller

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 24.00

    Forging Rivals tells the story of the rise and fall of postwar liberalism. more...

  • Hugo Grotius Mare Liberum 1609-2009by Robert Feenstra; Jeroen Vervliet

    BRILL 2009; US$ 66.00

    Critical edition combined with a revised English translation of Hugo Grotius Mare liberum, also providing an insight into the circumstances in which Hugo Grotius wrote this work. more...

  • Word and Power in Mediaeval Bulgariaby Ivan Biliarsky

    BRILL 2011; US$ 241.00

    The book presents an investigation into the legal language of mediaeval Bulgaria, seen in its own cultural context: the Byzantine Commonwealth. Law and Language are cultural phenomena and their interdependence is closely linked to their civilisation in which they are embedded. more...

  • Llawysgrif Pomffredby Sara Elin Roberts

    BRILL 2011; US$ 185.00

    Llawysgrif Pomffred presents for the first time an edition of an overlooked Welsh law manuscript, Peniarth 259B. This is an important and groundbreaking edition which will contribute to our understanding of the relationship and development of the Welsh law texts. The manuscript contains a law text of the Cyfnerth redaction, seen to be the earliest... more...

  • Law, Society, and Historyby Robert W. Gordon; Morton J. Horwitz

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 32.00

    This book assembles essays on legal sociology and legal history by a group of distinguished scholars who have been influenced by Lawrence M. Friedman. more...