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Legal History

  • Russia and Courtly Europeby Jan Hennings

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    This book explores diplomacy and ritual practice at a moment of new departures and change in both early modern Europe and Russia. more...

  • Holocaust, Genocide, and the Lawby Michael Bazyler

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 84.99 US$ 73.09

    This book examines the background of the Holocaust and genocide through the prism of the law; the criminal and civil prosecution of the Nazis and their collaborators for Holocaust-era crimes; and contemporary attempts to criminally prosecute perpetrators for the crime of genocide. It provides the history of the Holocaust as a legal event, and sets... more...

  • Contesting Medical Confidentialityby Andreas-Holger Maehle

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 40.00

    Medical confidentiality is an essential cornerstone of effective public health systems, and for centuries societies have struggled to maintain the illusion of absolute privacy. In this age of health databases and increasing connectedness, however, the confidentiality of patient information is rapidly becoming a concern at the forefront of worldwide... more...

  • Covenanting Citizensby John Walter

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 99.99 US$ 85.99

    A new take on the origins of the English civil war and English Revolution, offering the first full study of the Protestation, the first state oath to be issued under parliamentary authority, swearing loyalty to king and country, but with the radical outcome of offering a political voice to those hitherto excluded by class, age, or gender. more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Roman Law and Societyby Clifford Ando; Paul J du Plessis; Kaius Tuori

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 184.99 US$ 159.09

    The Oxford Handbook of Roman Law and Society offers a reassessment of Roman law of the long classical period in light of Roman society. more...

  • A Legal History of Adoption in Ontario. 1921-2015by Lori Chambers; The Osgoode Society

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2016; Not Available

    Lori Chambers? fascinating study explores the legal history of adoption in Ontario since the passage of the first statute in 1921. more...

  • The Death of Treaty Supremacyby David L. Sloss

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 84.99 US$ 73.09

    This book provides the first detailed history of the Constitution's treaty supremacy rule. It describes a process of invisible constitutional change. The traditional supremacy rule provided that all treaties supersede conflicting state laws; it precluded state governments from violating U.S. treaty obligations. Before 1945, treaty supremacy and self-execution... more...

  • Law and the Economy in Colonial Indiaby Tirthankar Roy; Anand V. Swamy

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 45.00

    Since the economic reforms of the 1990s, India?s economy has grown rapidly. To sustain growth and foreign investment over the long run requires a well-developed legal infrastructure for conducting business, including cheap and reliable contract enforcement and secure property rights. But it?s widely acknowledged that India?s legal infrastructure is... more...

  • The Land Is Our Historyby Miranda Johnson

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29

    The Land is Our History chronicles indigenous activism in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand in the late twentieth century and shows how, by taking their claims to court, indigenous peoples opened up a new political space for the negotiation of their rights, provoking debates about national identity and belonging that forced settler states to reckon... more...

  • Who Belongs?by MikaŽla M. Adams

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 26.99 US$ 23.21

    Who Belongs? tells the story of how in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, despite economic hardships and assimilationist pressures, six southern tribes insisted on their political identity as citizens of tribal nations and constructed tribally-specific citizenship criteria to establish legal identity that went beyond the dominant society's... more...