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  • The Mother Courtby James D. Zirin; Robert M. Morgenthau

    American Bar Association 2014; US$ 29.99

    A fascinating chronicle of the history of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York?the most influential District court in the United States. It features the most famous trials of the period and gives the reader a taste of what the storied judges of the period?Weinfeld, Murphy, Mansfield, Tyler, Motley and... more...

  • American Smuggling as White Collar Crimeby Lawrence Karson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    When Edwin Sutherland introduced the concept of white-collar crime, he referred to the respectable businessmen of his day who had, in the course of their occupations, violated the law whenever it was advantageous to do so. Yet since the founding of the American Republic, numerous otherwise respectable individuals had been involved in white-collar... more...

  • The Legacy of Roman Law in the German Romantic Eraby James Q. Whitman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 37.50

    Well after the process of codification had begun elsewhere in nineteenth-century Europe, ancient Roman law remained in use in Germany, expounded by brilliant scholars and applied in both urban and rural courts. The survival of this flourishing Roman legal culture into the industrial era is a familiar fact, but until now little effort has been made... more...

  • Fremde Traditionen des römischen Rechtsby Martin Avenarius

    Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 87.09

    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...

  • »sie könten klagen, wo sie wollten«by Monika Preuß

    Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 22.32

    Wie verändert sich unser Blick auf jüdische Gerichtsbarkeit, wenn wir sie als selbstverständlichen Teil vormoderner Gerichtsbarkeit betrachten? Gerichtsbarkeit war bis weit ins 19. Jahrhundert in den deutschen Staaten ein komplexes System. Eine Vielzahl unterschiedlicher Rechte und zum Richten befugter Amtsträger existierten nebeneinander. Monika Preuß... 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...

  • The East German Social Courtsby Peter W. Sperlich

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 170.00

    This book provides a record of the structures, functions, interactions, decisions, and personnel of the East German Social Courts. more...

  • The Trialby Sadakat Kadri

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95

    For as long as accuser and accused have faced each other in public, criminal trials have been establishing far more than who did what to whom?and in this fascinating book, Sadakat Kadri surveys four thousand years of courtroom drama. A brilliantly engaging writer, Kadri journeys from the silence of ancient Egypt?s Hall of the Dead to the clamor of... more...

  • All the Laws but Oneby William H. Rehnquist

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95

    In All the Laws but One , William H. Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States, provides an insightful and fascinating account of the history of civil liberties during wartime and illuminates the cases where presidents have suspended the law in the name of national security. Abraham Lincoln, champion of freedom and the rights of man, suspended... more...

  • Deutsches Verfassungsrecht 1806 - 1918: Eine Dokumentensammlung nebst Einführungen, 3. Band: Berg und Braunschweig (German Edition)by Michael Kotulla

    Springer 2009; US$ 279.00

    Der Band dokumentiert das Verfassungsrecht des Großherzogtums Berg und des Herzogtums Braunschweig nahezu lückenlos. Dabei werden die historischen Verfassungsdokumente aus rechtlicher, zeitlicher, territorial übergreifender und entwicklungsgeschichtlicher Perspektive betrachtet. Enthalten sind insgesamt ca. 450 teilweise sehr heterogene Verfassungsdokumente,... more...