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Legal History

  • Law and Society in the Southby John W. Wertheimer

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Law and Society in the South reconstructs eight pivotal legal disputes heard in North Carolina courts between the 1830s and the 1970s. Each case offers a vivid portrait of the laws, litigants, lawyers, judges, and affected communities, providing a better understanding of not only the Tar Heel State but also the South as a whole.This book examines... more...

  • Foreign Seizuresby Eugene F. Mooney

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The United States Supreme Court framed a unique legal doctrine on foreign seizure of American-owned property in the case of Banco Nacional de Cuba v. Sabbatino in 1963. This ruling has far-reaching implications for international law, American foreign policy, and the role of the Court in both domestic and international arenas of power. Disagreeing... more...

  • Police Courts in Nineteenth-Century Scotland, Volume 1by David G. Barrie; Susan Broomhall

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 170.00

    Taking the form of two companion volumes, Police Courts in Nineteenth-Century Scotland represents the first major investigation into summary justice in Scottish towns, c.1800 to 1892. Volume 1, with the subtitle Magistrates, Media and the Masses, provides an institutional, social and cultural history of the establishment, development and practice of... more...

  • Police Courts in Nineteenth-Century Scotland, Volume 2by David G. Barrie; Susan Broomhall

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 124.95

    Taking the form of two companion volumes, Police Courts in Nineteenth-Century Scotland represents the first major investigation into summary justice in Scottish towns, c.1800 to 1892. Whereas Volume 1, subtitled Magistrates, Media and the Masses, analysed the establishment, development and practice of police courts, Volume 2 explores, through themed... more...

  • The Law of Contract 1670?1870by Warren Swain

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 96.00

    This book considers the development of contract law doctrine in England from 1670 to 1870. more...

  • The Second Formation of Islamic Lawby Guy Burak

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 79.00

    The Second Formation of Islamic Law offers a new periodization of Islamic legal history in the eastern Islamic lands. more...

  • The Pirate Mythby Amedeo Policante

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    The image of the pirate is at once spectral and ubiquitous. It haunts the imagination of international legal scholars, diplomats and statesmen involved in the war on terror. It returns in the headlines of international newspapers as an untimely ?security threat?. It materializes on the most provincial cinematic screen and the most acclaimed works... more...

  • Mea Culpaby Steven W. Bender

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    In Mea Culpa , Steven W. Bender examines how the United States? collective shame about its past has shaped the evolution of law and behavior. We regret slavery and segregationist Jim Crow laws: we craft our legislation in response to that regret. By examining policies and practices that affected the lives of groups that have been historically marginalized... more...

  • Courtroom Avengerby Kurt Chandler

    American Bar Association 2015; US$ 38.99

    This is a profile of Robert Habush, a prolific and esteemed trial lawyer based in Milwaukee. He's a lawyer whose is recognized by his peers as a lawyer who is always fighting for the little guy against the big pocket. Each chapter of this compelling book covers a significant trial in his career, and more. In it you'll find: ?details on the Mitsubishi... more...

  • A History of Tort Law 1900?1950by Paul Mitchell

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 96.00

    The first historical treatment of tort law in England during a formative period of its development. more...