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

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 49.99 US$ 42.99

    When the first volume of Morton Horwitz's monumental history of American law appeared in 1977, it was universally acclaimed as one of the most significant works ever published in American legal history. The New Republic called it an "extremely valuable book." Library Journal praised it as "brilliant" and "convincing." And Eric Foner, in The New... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Repressive Jurisprudence in the Early American Republicby Phillip I. Blumberg

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 34.00 US$ 27.88

    Explains how America adopted the widely deplored Sedition Act of 1798 and how it undermined the political ideals of the American Revolution. more...

  • The Early History of the Law of Bills and Notesby James Steven Rogers

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 41.00 US$ 33.62

    A history of an important branch of English commercial law, the law of bills and notes. more...

  • English Law Before Magna Cartaby Stefan Jurasinski; Lisi Oliver; Andrew Rabin

    BRILL 2010; US$ 168.00

    Felix Liebermann's Die Gesetze der Angelsachsen (1903-1916) remains the single most important contribution to the study of early English law. This volume marks the Gesetze's centenary by bringing together original essays by an international group of leading scholars specializing in medieval legal culture. The essays address not only Liebermann's... more...

  • Dokdoby Seokwoo Lee; Hee Eun Lee

    BRILL 2011; US$ 170.00

    Dokdo: Historical Appraisal and International Justice concerns a highly contentious territorial dispute between Korea and Japan that threatens the security of Northeast Asia. Dokdo, the rocky islet in the East Sea (Sea of Japan), is currently disputed between Korea and Japan. The various issues surrounding Dokdo are complex and multilayered, and thus... more...

  • Fashioning Intellectual Propertyby Megan Richardson; Julian Thomas

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 96.00 US$ 78.72

    Examines the relationships between intellectual property law, international exhibitions, advertising practices and the press during the 'long nineteenth century'. more...