Books in category Law – Legal History

  • Concealed Weapon Laws of the Early Republic

    Concealed Weapon Laws of the Early Republic
    Clayton E. Cramer

    He further supports the work of other scholars who have lately examined the role of Scots-Irish immigrants in creating a distinctive southern back-country culture of "honor violence" including dueling and brawling.

  • Making Agreements in Medieval Catalonia

    Making Agreements in Medieval Catalonia
    Adam J. Kosto

    A local study of Catalonia with wide implications for the history of medieval Europe.

  • The Code Napoleon Or The French Civil Code

    The Code Napoleon, Or, The French Civil Code
    France, George Spence

    According to the Dictionary of National Biography, this work was translated by George Spence [1787-1850], an English jurist and Barrister of the Inner Temple. Dictionary of National Biography XVIII:743.

  • The Making of English Law

    The Making of English Law
    Patrick Wormald

    This volume, the first of two comprising The Making of English Law, provides the first full-length account of the Old English law-codes for over eighty years, and the first that has ever been published in the English language.

  • Islamic Law in Action

    Islamic Law in Action
    Kristen Stilt

    A dynamic account of the practice of Islamic law, this book focuses on the actions of a particular legal official, the muhtasib, whose vast jurisdiction included all public behavior.

  • The Rise of Modern Police and the European State System from Metternich to the Second World War

    The Rise of Modern Police and the European State System from Metternich to the Second World War
    Hsi-Huey Liang

    A comprehensive history of Continental police systems, in the context of political and diplomatic history.

  • The Athenian Amnesty and Reconstructing the Law

    The Athenian Amnesty and Reconstructing the Law
    Edwin Carawan

    This volume explores the amnesty which ended the civil war at Athens in 403 BC. It presents a new interpretation of the Athenian Amnesty in its original setting, and in view of the subsequent reconstruction of laws and democratic …

  • The Gentle Civilizer of Nations

    The Gentle Civilizer of Nations
    Martti Koskenniemi

    His discussion of legal and political realism at American law schools ends in a critique of post-1960 'instrumentalism'. This book provides a unique reflection on the possibility of critical international law today.

  • The Statute of Frauds Section Four

    The Statute of Frauds Section Four
    James Williams

    Originally published in 1932, this book examines Section Four of the British Statute of Frauds.

  • In Essentials Unity

    In Essentials, Unity
    Jenny Bourne

    As this compact book so effectively illustrates, the history of the Patrons of Husbandry exposes the classic tension between the desires for achieving overall economic success and determining how the spoils are split.

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