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  • 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$ 106.00

    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...

  • Religion, Race, Rightsby Eve Darian-Smith

    Hart Publishing Limited 2010; US$ 34.12

    The book highlights the interconnections between three framing concepts in the development of modern western law: religion, race, and rights. more...

  • Law Making and the Scottish Parliamentby Elaine Sutherland; Kay Goodall; Gavin Little

    Edinburgh University Press 2011; US$ 96.00

    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...

  • The Community of the College of Justiceby John Finlay

    Edinburgh University Press 2012; US$ 120.00

    A unique institution in a unique jurisdiction: an institutional history of Scotland's eighteenth-century legal community. How important can a court and its members be in influencing the development of a country? In Scotland's case, the answer is surprising.The remarkable metamorphosis of eighteenth-century Edinburgh, from crisis conditions... more...

  • America on Trialby Alan M. Dershowitz

    Grand Central Publishing 2004; US$ 34.76

    The renowned attorney and bestselling author reveals how notable trials throughout our history have helped to shape our nation. Offering insights into the human condition, these trials serve as a historical document, chronicling the struggles and passions of their time. more...

  • America on Trialby Alan M. Dershowitz

    Grand Central Publishing 2004; Not Available

    The renowned attorney and bestselling author reveals how notable trials throughout our history have helped to shape our nation. Offering insights into the human condition, these trials serve as a historical document, chronicling the struggles and passions of their time. more...

  • American Legal Historyby G. Edward White

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 9.99

    Law has played a central role in American history. From colonial times to the present, law has not just reflected the changing society in which legal decisions have been made-it has played a powerful role in shaping that society, though not always in positive ways. In this Very Short Introduction, eminent legal scholar G. Edward White-author of the... 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 to them,... more...