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Legal History

  • The Old English Penitentials and Anglo-Saxon Lawby Stefan Jurasinski

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 80.00

    This is the first book-length study of the four penitentials composed in Old English. more...

  • Savignyana / Savigny International?by Thomas Duve; Joachim Rückert

    Vittorio Klostermann 2015; US$ 247.13

    Leben Totgesagte länger? Manche sicher, aber immer nur selektiv ? Friedrich Carl von Savigny, dieser unser deutscher Starjurist vom Ursprung unserer juristischen Moderne, so global geworden wie kaum ein anderer, war gewiss so ein Fall von immer neuen Selektionen. Nur, so ist die Frage, wie selektiv, wann und wo? In diesem Band wird untersucht, welche... more...

  • Hierarchie, Kooperation und Integration im Europäischen Rechtsraumby Eva Schumann

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    Following an introductory essay on the diversity of law as a historical phenomenon, five essays take different perspectives to examine the relationships between different bodies of law (national law, EU law, and the ECHR) and institutions (the German Constitutional Court, European Court of Justice, and European Court of Human Rights).... more...

  • Progressive Lawyers under Siegeby Colin Wark; John F. Galliher

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 84.99

    This book analyzes the culture within the San Francisco law firm of Gladstein, Andersen, and Leonard (circa 1945-1965). The partners were harassed by the FBI primarily for defending labor union members and leaders, given the FBI?s interest in controlling the Communist Party. more...

  • Speak Nowby Kenji Yoshino

    Crown/Archetype 2015; US$ 26.00

    A renowned legal scholar tells the definitive story of Hollingsworth v. Perry,  the trial that will stand as the most potent argument for marriage equality Speak Now  tells the story of a watershed trial that unfolded over twelve tense days in California in 2010. A trial that legalized same-sex marriage in our most populous state. A trial that... more...

  • Sovereigntyby Dieter Grimm; Belinda Cooper

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 24.99

    Dieter Grimm?s accessible introduction to the concept of sovereignty ties the evolution of the idea to historical events, from the religious conflicts of sixteenth-century Europe to today?s trends in globalization and transnational institutions. Grimm wonders whether recent political changes have undermined notions of national sovereignty, comparing... more...

  • A Class by Herself: Protective Laws for Women Workers, 1890s-1990sby Nancy Woloch

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 39.50

    A Class by Herself explores the historical role and influence of protective legislation for American women workers, both as a step toward modern labor standards and as a barrier to equal rights. Spanning the twentieth century, the book tracks the rise and fall of women-only state protective laws?such as maximum hour laws, minimum wage laws, and... more...

  • The Collected Documents of the Group of 77: Volume VIby Mourad Ahmia

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 194.99

    The Collected Documents of The Group of 77 provides a chronological record of events and documents of the Group of 77 since its creation in 1963. This Sixth Volume is a special Fiftieth Anniversary Edition of The Group of 77 at the United Nations launched to coincide with the fiftieth year since the establishment of the Group of 77 with the objective... more...

  • Women and Justice for the Poorby Felice Batlan

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 26.00

    This book details the history of the origins and development of free legal aid for the poor in the United States. more...

  • The Law of the Landby Akhil Reed Amar

    Basic Books 2015; US$ 29.99

    From Illinois to Alabama, and from Florida to Wyoming, our laws and legal debates arise from distinctive local settings within our vast and varied nation. As the renowned scholar Akhil Amar explains, Abraham Lincoln?s argument against the legality of secession can be traced to his Midwestern upbringing, just as a close look at the Florida legislature... more...