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Legal History

  • European Legal Cultures in Transitionby Åse B. Grødeland; William L. Miller

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 124.00

    Provides a novel methodological approach to the study of popular and professional legal culture within the European context. more...

  • The Law of the Landby Charles Rembar

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 14.99

    Finalist for the National Book Award: A fascinating history of Anglo-American law from one of its most important practitioners What do the thoughts of a ravenous tiger have to do with the evolution of America?s legal system? How do the works of Jane Austen and Ludwig van Beethoven relate to corporal punishment? In The Law of the Land , Charles... more...

  • Pirates, Prisoners, and Lepersby Paul H Robinson; Sarah M. Robinson

    Potomac Books 2015; US$ 32.95

    It has long been held that humans need government to impose social order on a chaotic, dangerous world. How, then, did early humans survive on the Serengeti Plain, surrounded by faster, stronger, and bigger predators in a harsh and forbidding environment? Pirates, Prisoners, and Lepers examines an array of natural experiments and accidents of human... more...

  • Operation Greylordby Terrence Hake; Wayne Klatt

    American Bar Association 2015; US$ 9.99

    Operation Greylord was the longest and most successful undercover investigation in FBI history, and the largest corruption bust ever in the U.S. It resulted in bribery and tax charges against 103 judges, lawyers, and other court personnel, and, eventually, more than seventy indictments. And it was led by Terrence Hake, a young assistant prosecutor... more...

  • Speaking of Language and Law: Conversations on the Work of Peter Tiersmaby Lawrence Solan; Janet Ainsworth; Roger W. Shuy

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 72.99

    Among the most prominent scholars of language and law is Peter Tiersma, a law professor at Loyola Law School with a doctorate in linguistics (co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of Language and Law). Tiersma's significant body of work traverses a variety of legal and linguistic fields. This book offers a selection of twelve of Tiersma's most influential... more...

  • Law, Liberty and the Constitutionby Harry Potter

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 36.46

    A new approach to the telling of legal history, devoid of jargon and replete with good stories, which will be of interest to anyone wishing to know more about the common law - the spinal cord of the English body politic. more...

  • Law, Liberty and the Constitutionby Harry Potter

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2015; US$ 36.46

    Throughout English history the rule of law and the preservation of liberty have been inseparable, and both are intrinsic to England's constitution. This accessible and entertaining history traces thegrowth of the law from its beginnings in Anglo-Saxon times to the present day. It shows how the law evolved from a means of ensuring order and limiting... more...

  • Fifty Years of Justiceby James M. Denham

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 12.99

    The verdicts have made headlines, but little is known about the inner workings of the court in which they were delivered. In Fifty Years of Justice, James Denham presents the fascinating history of the U.S. Middle District Court of Florida from its founding in 1962 to the present. Readers will discover the intricacies of rulings, the criminal defendants... more...

  • The Grasping Handby Ilya Somin

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    In 2005, the Supreme Court ruled that the city of New London, Connecticut, could condemn fifteen residential properties in order to transfer them to a new private owner. Although the Fifth Amendment only permits the taking of private property for ?public use,? the Court ruled that the transfer of condemned land to private parties for ?economic development?... more...

  • Magna Cartaby J. C. Holt; George Garnett; John Hudson

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 28.00

    New edition of J. C. Holt's study of Magna Carta, offering the most authoritative analysis of England's most famous constitutional text. more...