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Legal History

  • Constitutional Ethosby Alexander Tsesis

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 26.99

    Constitutional Ethos persuasively demonstrates the relevance of the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution's Preamble to constitutional interpretation. Tsesis skillfully uses history, doctrine, and philosophical analysis to demonstrate the relevance of principle to the resolution of contemporary legal issues from healthcare, to campaign... more...

  • "Esteemed Bookes of Lawe" and the Legal Culture of Early Virginiaby Warren M. Billings; Brent Tarter

    University of Virginia Press 2017; US$ 39.50

    Virginia men of law constituted one of the first learned professions in colonial America, and Virginia legal culture had an important and lasting impact on American political institutions and jurisprudence. Exploring the book collections of these Virginians therefore offers insight into the history of the book and the intellectual history of early... more...

  • The Dynamics of Judicial Independenceby Lorne Neudorf

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 105.69

    This book examines the legal principle of judicial independence in comparative perspective with the goal of advancing a better understanding of the idea of an independent judiciary more generally. From an initial survey of judicial systems in different countries, it is clear that the understanding and practice of judicial independence take a variety... more...

  • Hybridity: Law, Culture and Developmentby Nicolas Lemay-Hébert; Rosa Freedman

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Bringing together leading academics from different cultural and scholarly horizons, this book revisits legal hermeneutics by making particular reference to philosophy, sociology and linguistics. On the assumption that theory has much to teach law ? that theory motivates and enables ? the writings of such intellectuals as Martin Heidegger, Hans-Georg... more...

  • Law and Order in Anglo-Saxon Englandby Tom Lambert

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 114.99

    The only modern book-length account of Anglo-Saxon legal culture and practice, from the pre-Christian laws of Æthelberht of Kent (c. 600) up to the Norman conquest of 1066, charting the development of kings' involvement in law, in terms both of their authority to legislate and their ability to influence local practice. more...

  • The Legal Epicby Alison A. Chapman

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 40.00

    The seventeenth century saw some of the most important jurisprudential changes in England?s history, yet the period has been largely overlooked in the rich field of literature and law. Helping to fill this gap, The Legal Epic is the first book to situate the great poet and polemicist John Milton at the center of late seventeenth-century legal history.... more...

  • Shanghai Lawyerby Norwood F. Allman; Douglas Clark

    Earnshaw Books 2017; US$ 14.99

    Diplomat, lawyer, judge, soldier, spy, spymaster – just some of the positions American Norwood Allman, held in his 30 plus years in China. Shanghai Lawyer is Allman's first-hand account of his amazing life, from his arrival as a student interpreter during WWI, to serving as a Chinese and Mexican judge, practising before the U.S. Court for... more...

  • Intellectual Property: A Very Short Introductionby Siva Vaidhyanathan

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 7.99

    Provides a comprehensive and engaging introduction to copyright, patents, trademarks, and other forms of knowledge that are subject to global law and regulation more...

  • Royal Wills in Britain from 1509 to 2008by Michael L. Nash

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 91.95

    This is the first book on Royal Wills since 1780 and aims to take over where the previous ones (in 1775 and 1780) left off. Therefore the period 1509 to 2008 is covered. It aims to uncover the many dilemmas and conundrums they have had to deal with, against a backdrop of Imperial splendor and political strife, society scandals and in later instances,... more...

  • Staging the Trials of Modernismby Dale Barleben

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2017; Not Available

    In Staging the Trials of Modernism , Dale Barleben explores the interactions among literature, cultural studies, and the law through detailed analyses of select British modern writers including Oscar Wilde, Joseph Conrad, Ford Madox Ford, and James Joyce more...