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  • The Community of the College of Justiceby John Finlay

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2014; Not Available

    This study investigates the important role of Scotland's College of Justice members in the cultural and economic flowering of Scotland as a whole, and Edinburgh in particular, and argues that a single Law institution had a marked influence on the Scottish cultural landscape to the present day. The Court of Session records, uncovered by John Finlay,... more...

  • Contract and Consentby J. R. Pole

    University of Virginia Press 2010; US$ 49.50

    In Contract and Consent, the renowned legal historian J. R. Pole posits that legal history has become highly specialized, while mainstream political and social historians frequently ignore cases that figure prominently in the legal literature. Pole makes a start at remedying the situation with a series of essays that reintegrate legal with... more...

  • Fremde Traditionen des römischen Rechtsby Martin Avenarius

    Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 73.80

    Die grundlegende Untersuchung zur Rezeption des römischen Rechts im zaristischen Russland. Die Geschichte von Wirkung und Wahrnehmung des römischen Rechts in Russland ist noch wenig bekannt. Mit ihrer Untersuchung, deren Schwerpunkte auf Gesetzgebung, Rechtsprechung und Wissenschaft liegen, schließt das Buch eine Lücke in der Erforschung der jüngeren... more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 96.00

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

  • In Chambersby Todd C. Peppers; Artemus Ward

    University of Virginia Press 2012; US$ 22.50

    Written by former law clerks, legal scholars, biographers, historians, and political scientists, the essays in In Chambers tell the fascinating story of clerking at the Supreme Court. In addition to reflecting the personal experiences of the law clerks with their justices, the essays reveal how clerks are chosen, what tasks are assigned... more...

  • Interpreting the Free Exercise of Religionby Bette Novit Evans

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    A generation ago, all of the big questions concerning religious freedom in America seemed to have been resolved. At the very least, the lines of division between proponents of a wall of separation between church and state and advocates of religious accommodation seemed clearly drawn. Since then, increasing religious diversity and changing functions... more...

  • Law, Lawyers, and Humanismby John W. Cairns

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2015; Not Available

    The first volume of two, this collection of essays on Scots Law represents a selection of the most cited articles published by Professor John W. Cairns over a distinguished career in Legal History. It is a mark of his international eminence that much of his prolific output has been published outside of the UK, in a wide variety of journals and collections.... 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...

  • Law Making and the Scottish Parliamentby Elaine E. Sutherland; Kay E. Goodall; Gavin F. M. Little

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2014; Not Available

    Law Making and The Scottish Parliament: The Early Years offers the first wide-ranging critical analysis of legislative developments in those areas of law and policy devolved to the Scottish Parliament under the devolution settlement. It begins with a brief account of the devolution settlement and summarises the themes emerging from the subsequent chapters.... more...