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  • The Innocent Manby John Grisham

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 9.99

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In the town of Ada, Oklahoma, Ron Williamson was going to be the next Mickey Mantle. But on his way to the Big Leagues, Ron stumbled, his dreams broken by drinking, drugs, and women. Then, on a winter night in 1982, not far from Ron?s home, a young cocktail waitress named Debra Sue Carter was savagely murdered.... more...

  • The British Constitutionby Anthony King

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 26.99

    In the latter part of the nineteenth century Walter Bagehot wrote a classic account of the British constitution as it had developed during Queen Victoria's reign. He argued that the late Victorian constitution was not at all what people thought it was. Anthony King argues that the same is true at the beginning of this century. Most people are aware... more...

  • Scottsboro and Its Legacyby James R. Acker

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 50.00

    A vivid account of the Scottsboro Boys case-the alleged crimes, their legal aftermath, and their immediate and enduring social significance. more...

  • Einführung in die Rechtswissenschaftby Johann Braun

    Mohr Siebeck 2011; US$ 22.15

    Hauptbeschreibung "Die Spannbreite der Fragen, die Braun aufgreift, schlägt den Bogen weit, aber nirgends ohne klare Kontur, die dem Leser als Markierung dient und zugleich zur eigenen Meinungsbildung herausfordert. So gelingt es dem Autor vorzüglich, hoch aktuelle rechtspolitische Fragen (z.B. Sinn der Strafe oder geschlechtsspezifische Privilegierungen,... more...

  • The Emergency Sasquatch Ordinanceby Kevin Underhill

    American Bar Association 2014; US$ 9.99

    Here's a collection of wacky written laws where each one was actually thought up by real human beings who then decided after writing it down and upon further reflection that yes, this would be a good rule that everybody should follow. You'll find more than 200 unusual, bizarre, and absurd laws. Above all, all of the laws mentioned in this book are... more...

  • The Faithful Executionerby Joel F. Harrington

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 13.99

    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...

  • Privatrechtsgesellschaftby Karl Riesenhuber

    Mohr Siebeck 2009; US$ 54.46

    Hauptbeschreibung Wie steht es heute um die Privatrechtsgesellschaft? Welche Rahmenbedingungen findet der Gesetzgeber im Europäischen Primärrecht und im nationalen Verfassungsrecht vor und wie hat er die Privatrechtsgesellschaft ausgestaltet? Die hier veröffentlichten Beiträge stellen die Lehre Franz Böhms und ihre aktuelle Bedeutung vor, erörtern... 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...

  • 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...