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

    Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 21.26

    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...

  • Making Race in the Courtroomby Kenneth R. Aslakson

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 42.00

    No American city?s history better illustrates both the possibilities for alternative racial models and the role of the law in shaping racial identity than New Orleans, Louisiana, which prior to the Civil War was home to America?s most privileged community of people of African descent. In the eyes of the law, New Orleans?s free people of color did... 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...

  • Religious Freedomby John Ragosta

    University of Virginia Press 2013; US$ 22.50

    For over one hundred years, Thomas Jefferson and his Statute for Establishing Religious Freedom have stood at the center of our understanding of religious liberty and the First Amendment. Jefferson?s expansive vision?including his insistence that political freedom and free thought would be at risk if we did not keep government out of the church and... more...

  • A Storm over This Courtby Jeffrey D. Hockett

    University of Virginia Press 2013; US$ 39.50

    On the way to offering a new analysis of the basis of the Supreme Court?s iconic decision in Brown v. Board of Education, Jeffrey Hockett critiques an array of theories that have arisen to explain it and Supreme Court decision making generally. Drawing upon justices? books, articles, correspondence, memoranda, and draft opinions, A Storm over... 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 political... more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 96.00

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

  • Black Trialsby Mark S. Weiner

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 18.95

       From a brilliant young legal scholar comes this sweeping history of American ideas of belonging and citizenship, told through the stories of fourteen legal cases that helped to shape our nation.    Spanning three centuries, Black Trials details the legal challenges and struggles that helped define the ever-shifting identity of blacks in America.... more...