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Legal History

  • The River Pollution Dilemma in Victorian Englandby Leslie Rosenthal

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 134.95

    Nineteenth-century Britain witnessed a dramatic increase in its urban population, as a hitherto largely rural economy transformed itself into an urban one. Though the political and social issues arising from these events are well-known, little is known about how the British legal process coped with the everyday strains that emerged from the unprecedented... more...

  • Law and Legal Practice in Egypt from Alexander to the Arab Conquestby James G. Keenan; J. G. Manning; Uri Yiftach-Firanko

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 128.00

    Important and wide-ranging collection of legal texts from ancient Egypt in translation with full elucidation by experts. more...

  • Law and Identity in Colonial South Asiaby Mitra Sharafi

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    This book explores the legal culture of the Parsis, an ethno-religious community unusually invested in the colonial legal system of British India and Burma. more...

  • Jenseits der Menschenrechteby Anne Peters

    Mohr Siebeck 2014; US$ 120.35

    Völkerrechtliche Normen sprechen Menschen zunehmend direkt an. Die Vervielfachung und Ausdifferenzierung völkerrechtsunmittelbarer materieller Rechte und Pflichten des Menschen sowie ihrer prozeduralen Durchsetzungsmöglichkeiten haben nicht nur eine quantitative, sondern auch eine qualitative Bedeutung. Grundthese des Buches ist, dass ein Paradigmenwechsel... more...

  • Law and Society in Classical Athens (Routledge Revivals)by Richard Garner

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Law and Society in Classical Athens , first published in 1987, traces the development of legal thought and its relation to Athenian values. Previously Athens? courts have been regarded as chaotic, isolated from the rest of society and even bizarre. The importance of rhetoric and the mischief made by Aristophanes have devalued the legal process in... more...

  • Crime And Criminal Justice In Modern Germanyby Richard F. Wetzell

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 32.95

    The history of criminal justice in modern Germany has become a vibrant field of research, as demonstrated in this volume. Following an introductory survey, the twelve chapters examine major topics in the history of crime and criminal justice from Imperial Germany, through the Weimar and Nazi eras, to the early postwar years, including case studies... more...

  • Regulierung von Eigentumssicherheiten an beweglichen Sachenby Henry Matz

    Mohr Siebeck 2014; US$ 85.63

    Henry Matz leistet einen Beitrag zur Reform der Mobiliarkreditsicherheiten - insbesondere der Eigentumssicherheiten - in Deutschland und der Schweiz. Er systematisiert aktuelle nationale und supranationale Gesetzgebungsansätze, untersucht Unterschiede anhand vergleichender Falllösungen und macht schließlich Reformvorschläge. Ein Ziel der Arbeit ist... more...

  • The Mississippi State Constitutionby John W. Winkle

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 149.99

    In The Mississippi State Constitution, John W. Winkle III explores constitutional meaning in Mississippi, both past and present, and shows how, through their own interpretations, judges and other government actors have shaped that meaning. This book illustrates how the popular will of the moment, through constitutional reform conventions or approved... more...

  • The Nevada State Constitutionby Michael W. Bowers

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 149.99

    In this newly revised work, Michael Bowers presents an historical overview of constitutional development in the state of Nevada. The Nevada State Constitution provides a comprehensive section-by-section analysis of the state constitution. In addition, a thorough bibliographic essay notes the seminal works relating to the constitution, and a list of... more...

  • Zur römischen Verfassungby Okko Behrends; Martin Avenarius; Cosima Möller

    Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 80.99

    Die vorliegende Auswahl von Aufsätzen zur römischen Verfassung spannen den Bogen von der archaischen Zeit mit ihrer Prägung durch die augurale Religion und den Dualismus von König und Volksversammlung, über die republikanische Zeit und die in ihr entwickelten Lehren zur Interpretation politischer Wirklichkeit und zur Konzeption rechtlicher Vorgaben,... more...