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  • East West Streetby Philippe Sands

    Orion 2016; US$ 24.99

    WINNER OF THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION AND SHORTLISTED FOR THE SLIGHTLY FOXED BEST FIRST BIOGRAPHY AWARD 'A monumental achievement: profoundly personal, told with love, anger and great precision' - John le Carré 'A triumph of astonishing research ... No novel could possibly match such an important work of truth' - Antony Beevor... more...

  • The Archaeology of Frankish Church Councils, AD 511-768by Gregory Halfond

    BRILL 2009; US$ 138.00

    Between the reigns of Clovis and Charlemagne (AD 511-768) at least eighty ecclesiastical synods assembled in the Kingdom of the Franks. This book defines the functions and modus operandi of the Frankish church council as an administrative body. more...

  • Doubt in Islamic Lawby Intisar A. Rabb

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 94.00

    This book considers the rarely studied but pervasive concepts of doubt that medieval Muslim jurists used to resolve problematic criminal cases. more...

  • The Napoleon of Crimeby Ben Macintyre

    Crown/Archetype 2011; US$ 15.00

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF A SPY AMONG FRIENDS He is the Napoleon of crime, Watson. He is the organizer of half that is evil and of nearly all that is undetected in this great city. He is a genius, a philosopher, an abstract thinker. . . . --Sherlock Holmes on Professor Moriarty in "The Final Problem" The Victorian era's most infamous... more...

  • The First Familyby Mike Dash

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 7.99

    Before the notorious Five Families dominated U.S. organized crime, there was the one-fingered criminal genius Giuseppe Morello and his lethal coterie. Combining first-rate scholarship and pulse-quickening action, Mike Dash brings to life this little-known story, following the rise of the Mafia in America from the 1890s to the 1920s, from the villages... more...

  • Making Agreements in Medieval Cataloniaby Adam J. Kosto

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 68.00

    A local study of Catalonia with wide implications for the history of medieval Europe. 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$ 33.00

    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...