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Legal History

  • Legalist Empireby Benjamin Allen Coates

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 23.99

    This book restores the role of lawyers to the operation of American foreign relations and international law and the making of American empire from the Philippines through the eve of World War II. more...

  • Exile in Colonial Asiaby Ronit Ricci; Anand A. Yang; Kieko Matteson

    University of Hawaii Press 2016; US$ 68.00

    Exile was a potent form of punishment and a catalyst for change in colonial Asia between the seventeenth and early twentieth centuries. Vast networks of forced migration supplied laborers to emerging colonial settlements, while European powers banished rivals to faraway locations. Exile in Colonial Asia explores the phenomenon of exile in ten case... more...

  • East West Streetby Philippe Sands

    Orion 2016; US$ 24.99

    'A monumental achievement: profoundly personal, told with love, anger and great precision' - John le Carré When human rights lawyer Philippe Sands received an invitation to deliver a lecture in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, he began to uncover a series of extraordinary historical coincidences. It set him on a quest that would take him halfway... more...

  • Lawyers at Playby Jessica Winston

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 128.25

    Lawyers at Play examines why literary communities developed around the Inns of Court in the 1560s and how these communities helped to shape the development of key genres in English Renaissance literature. more...

  • Martial Law and English Laws, c.1500?c.1700by John M. Collins

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00

    A comprehensive history of martial law, outlining how it was a vital component of England's domestic and imperial legal order. more...

  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Lawby Maria Isabel Medina

    LSU Press 2016; US$ 45.00

    Maria Isabel Medina's chronicle of Loyola University New Orleans College of Law examines the prominent Jesuit institution across its hundred-year history, from its founding in 1914 through the first decade of the twenty-first century. With a mission to make the legal profession attainable to Catholics, and other working-class persons, Loyola's law... more...

  • American Conservatismby Sanford V. Levinson; Melissa S. Williams; Joel Parker

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 55.25

    The topic of American conservatism is especially timely?and perhaps volatile.  Is there what might be termed an ?exceptional? form of conservatism that is characteristically American, in contrast to conservatisms found in other countries?  Are views that are identified in the United States as conservative necessarily congruent with what political... more...

  • Crime, Courtrooms and the Public Sphere in Britain, 1700-1850by David Lemmings

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Modern criminal courts are characteristically the domain of lawyers, with trials conducted in an environment of formality and solemnity, where facts are found and legal rules are impartially applied to administer justice. Recent historical scholarship has shown that in England lawyers only began to appear in ordinary criminal trials during the eighteenth... more...

  • The Presidents and the Constitutionby Ken Gormley

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 38.25

    In this sweepingly ambitious volume, the nation?s foremost experts on the American presidency and the U.S. Constitution join together to tell the intertwined stories of how each American president has confronted and shaped the Constitution. Each occupant of the office?the first president to the forty-fourth?has contributed to the story of the Constitution... more...

  • The Doctrine of Odious Debt in International Lawby Jeff King

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 88.00

    This book outlines how odious debts are not legally binding under international or domestic law, contrary to widely held legal opinion. more...