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  • 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...

  • Codification, Macaulay and the Indian Penal Codeby Professor Barry Wright; Professor Stanley Yeo; Dr Wing-Cheong Chan

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 154.95

    To mark the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the Indian Penal Code, sixteen international experts were invited to discuss its legacy within the common law world. This resulting book comprises not only a description of the general principles found in the IPC, but a consideration of modern views and developments on those principles and related... more...

  • Bloodsworthby Tim Junkin

    Algonquin Books 2005; US$ 13.95

    Charged with the rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl in 1984, Kirk Bloodsworth was tried, convicted, and sentenced to die in Maryland?s gas chamber. From the beginning, he proclaimed his innocence, but when he was granted a new trial because his prosecutors improperly withheld evidence, the second trial also resulted in conviction. Bloodsworth... more...

  • Fashioning Intellectual Propertyby Megan Richardson; Julian Thomas

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 96.00

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

  • Making Legal Historyby Anthony Musson; Chantal Stebbings

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 92.00

    The first book to address the way that the broad and inclusive subject of legal history is researched and written. more...

  • Judges and Judging in the History of the Common Law and Civil Lawby Paul Brand; Joshua Getzler

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 104.00

    Leading historical research analysing the history of judges and judging, allowing comparisons between British, American, Commonwealth and Civil Law jurisdictions. more...

  • A Cold Caseby Philip Gourevitch

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2002; US$ 15.99

    A tale of crime and punishment from a prizewinning writer. A few years ago, Andy Rosenzweig, an inspector for the Manhattan District Attorney's office, was abruptly reminded of an old, unsolved double homicide. It bothered him that Frankie Koehler, the notoriously dangerous suspect, had eluded capture and was still at large. Rosenzweig had known... more...

  • Entwicklungsgeschichte des Handelsrechtsby Johannes W. Flume; Jan Thiessen

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 140.00

    This synopsis volume on the history of the development of commercial law is first and foremost a practical work. Legal texts, which are often inaccessible, are made available to a larger group of readers in this work. The synoptic presentation makes it possible to identify the existing continuity of commercial law institutions and brings to light the... more...

  • Mixed Jurisdictions Worldwideby Vernon Valentine Palmer

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 40.00

    The leading text in the field, this indispensable guide to understanding the mixed jurisdictions is now fully updated and expanded. more...

  • Islamic Law in Actionby Kristen Stilt

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 99.99

    A dynamic account of the practice of Islamic law, this book focuses on the actions of a particular legal official, the muhtasib, whose vast jurisdiction included all public behavior.In the cities of Cairo and neighboring Fustat during the Mamluk period (1250-1517), the men who held the position of muhtasib acted as regulators of markets and public... more...