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  • The Buffalo Creek Disasterby Gerald M. Stern

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.95

    One Saturday morning in February 1972, an impoundment dam owned by the Pittston Coal Company burst, sending a 130 million gallon, 25 foot tidal wave of water, sludge, and debris crashing into southern West Virginia's Buffalo Creek hollow. It was one of the deadliest floods in U.S. history. 125 people were killed instantly, more than 1,000 were injured,... more...

  • The Politics of European Codificationby P.A.J. Van den Berg

    Europa Law Publishing 2007; US$ 106.00

    European codification of private law is talk of the day. The European Parliament favours it, the European Commission supports it and many legal scholars are already working on it. Why? This book addresses the forthcoming European codification from the perspective of previous codifications and their origin. Several current codifications, such as the... more...

  • Gideon's Trumpetby Anthony Lewis

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    A history of the landmark case of James Earl Gideon's fight for the right to legal counsel. Notes, table of cases, index. The classic backlist bestseller. More than 800,000 sold since its first pub date of 1964. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Sovereignty, Property and Empire, 1500?2000by Andrew Fitzmaurice

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    Adopting a global approach, Fitzmaurice analyses the laws that shaped modern European empires from medieval times to the twentieth century. more...

  • A Civil Actionby Jonathan Harr

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    "The legal thriller of the decade." --Cleveland Plain Dealer Now a Major Motion Picture! In this true story of an epic courtroom showdown, two of the nation's largest corporations stand accused of causing the deaths of children. Representing the bereaved parents, the unlikeliest of heroes emerges: a young, flamboyant Porsche-driving lawyer who hopes... more...

  • A History of Tort Law 1900?1950by Paul Mitchell

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 96.00

    The first historical treatment of tort law in England during a formative period of its development. more...

  • The Pirate Mythby Amedeo Policante

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    The image of the pirate is at once spectral and ubiquitous. It haunts the imagination of international legal scholars, diplomats and statesmen involved in the war on terror. It returns in the headlines of international newspapers as an untimely ?security threat?. It materializes on the most provincial cinematic screen and the most acclaimed works... more...

  • The Transformation of American Law, 1870-1960by Morton J. Horwitz

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 34.99

    An examination of the conflict between the entrenched legal orthodoxy and the Progressive movement. Horwitz traces the crystallization of progressive thought, and in so doing, charts the modern development of American Law. 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...