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  • Jurisprudenceby Suri Ratnapala

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 52.00

    Offers a comprehensive overview of legal theory and philosophy and demystifies the discipline's major ideas and debates. more...

  • Buying the Voteby Robert E. Mutch

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 36.95

    Are corporations citizens? Is political inequality a necessary aspect of a democracy or something that must be stamped out? These are the questions that have been at the heart of the debate surrounding campaign finance reform for nearly half a century. But as Robert E. Mutch demonstrates in this fascinating book, these were not always controversial... 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 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...

  • John Marshall and the Heroic Age of the Supreme Courtby R. Kent Newmyer

    LSU Press 2001; US$ 21.95

    John Marshall (1755?1835) was arguably the most important judicial figure in American history. As the fourth chief justice of the United States Supreme Court, serving from 1801 to1835, he helped move the Court from the fringes of power to the epicenter of constitutional government. His great opinions in cases like Marbury v. Madison and McCulloch v.... more...

  • Arc of Justiceby Kevin Boyle

    Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 18.99

    An electrifying story of the sensational murder trial that divided a city and ignited the civil rights struggle In 1925, Detroit was a smoky swirl of jazz and speakeasies, assembly lines and fistfights. The advent of automobiles had brought workers from around the globe to compete for manufacturing jobs, and tensions often flared with the KKK in... more...

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

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 49.99

    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...

  • 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...