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Legal History

  • Women in Law and Lawmaking in Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Europeby Eva Schandevyl

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    Exploring the relationship between gender and law in Europe from the nineteenth century to present, this collection examines the feminisation of justice, its historical beginnings, and the impact of gendered constructions on jurisprudence. Every chapter addresses these issues from the point of view of women's legal history or gendered legal cultures.... more...

  • The Ashgate Research Companion to Islamic Lawby Rudolph Peters; Peri Bearman

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 144.95

    This Companion provides a comprehensive and authoritative guide to current research in the thriving area of Islamic law. The book presents classical Islamic law through a historiographical introduction to and analysis of Western scholarship. A distinguished group of authors provide an overview of their particular specialty, reflect on past and current... more...

  • The History of Indiana Lawby David J. Bodenhamer; Randall T. Shepard

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 43.99

    Long regarded as a center for middle-American values, Indiana is also a cultural crossroads that has produced a rich and complex legal and constitutional heritage. The History of Indiana Law traces this history through a series of expert articles by identifying the themes that mark the state?s legal development and establish its place within the... more...

  • Redemption Songsby Lea VanderVelde

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    The Dred Scott case is the most notorious example of slaves suing for freedom. Most examinations of the case focus on its notorious verdict, and the repercussions that the decision set off-especially the worsening of the sectional crisis that would eventually lead to the Civil War-were extreme. In conventional assessment, a slave losing a lawsuit against... more...

  • Informal Justice in England and Wales, 1760-1914by Stephen Banks

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 115.00

    A study of law, wrongdoing and justice as conceived in the minds of the ordinary people of England and Wales from the later eighteenth century to the First World War. more...

  • Law and the Gay Rights Storyby Walter Frank

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

     In this gripping new book, legal expert Walter Frank offers an in-depth look at pivotal court cases in the struggle for gay rights. Along the way, he tells the story of the individuals who were willing to take risks by fighting for those rights. Bringing complex legal issues down to earth for the non-lawyer, Law and the Gay Rights Story not only... more...

  • Vertrag und Verteilungby Stefan Arnold

    Mohr Siebeck 2014; US$ 117.73

    Traditionell gilt das Vertragsrecht als Reich der Freiheit, als seine Gerechtigkeitsform die <i>iustitia commutativa</i> (Austauschgerechtigkeit). Die <i>iustitia distributiva</i> (Verteilungsgerechtigkeit) wird dagegen als Gerechtigkeitsform des öffentlichen Rechts betrachtet. Daraus folgt ein vertragstheoretisches Paradigma,... more...

  • Crime At El Escorialby D.J. Walker

    University Press of America 2014; US$ 32.99

    Crime at El Escorial presents a comparative social and judicial analysis of an 1892 child murder, drawing from newspaper archives among other historical documents. D.J. Walker discusses the role of Spain?s intellectual elite in crystallizing dissatisfaction with the popular jury and the impact of journalists? fictionalized representations of the... more...

  • The Dred Scott Caseby David Thomas Konig; Paul Finkelman; Christopher Alan Bracey

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    In 1846 two slaves, Dred and Harriet Scott, filed petitions for their freedom in the Old Courthouse in St. Louis, Missouri. As the first true civil rights case decided by the U.S. Supreme Court, Dred Scott v. Sandford raised issues that have not been fully resolved despite three amendments to the Constitution and more than a century and a half of... more...

  • Shaping US Military Lawby Joshua E. Kastenberg

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Since the United States’ entry into World War II, the federal judiciary has taken a prominent role in the shaping of the nation’s military laws. Yet, a majority of the academic legal community studying the relationship between the Court and the military establishment argues otherwise providing the basis for a further argument that the legal... more...