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Forthcoming Legal History Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Forensic Medicine and Death Investigation in Medieval England

    By Sara M. Butler

    Series: Routledge Research in Medieval Studies

    England has traditionally been understood as a latecomer to the use of forensic medicine in death investigation, lagging nearly two-hundred years behind other European authorities. Using the coroner's inquest as a lens, this book hopes to offer a fresh perspective on the process of death...

    To Be Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Lawyers and Savages

    Ancient History and Legal Realism in the Making of Legal Anthropology

    By Kaius Tuori

    Legal primitivism was a complex phenomenon that combined the study of early European legal traditions with studies of the legal customs of indigenous peoples. Lawyers and Savages: Ancient History and Legal Realism in the Making of Legal Anthropology explores the rise and fall of legal...

    To Be Published September 19th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Foucault, Crime and Power

    Problematisations of Crime in the Twentieth Century

    By Christian Borch

    This book presents a Foucauldian problematisation analysis of crime, with a particular focus on the twentieth century. It considers how crime has been conceived as problem and, by scrutinising the responses that have been adapted to deal with crime, demonstrates how a range of power modalities have...

    To Be Published November 12th 2014 by Routledge

  4. New Perspectives on European Women’s Legal History

    Edited by Sara Kimble, Marion Röwekamp

    Series: Routledge Research in Gender and History

    This volume brings historical analysis to bear on the issue of gender and the law, covering themes ranging from gender in the legal profession, family law, and the intersections of law, politics, and public policy, to provide a comprehensive overview of European women's legal history and...

    To Be Published November 16th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Law and the Making of the Soviet World

    The Red Demiurge

    By Scott Newton

    This book is an unconventional reappraisal of Soviet law: a field that is ripe for re-evaluation, now that it is clear of Cold War cobwebs and is, as this book shows, surprisingly topical and newly compelling. Scott Newton argues here that the Soviet order was a work of law. Drawing on a wide range...

    To Be Published November 21st 2014 by Routledge

  6. Crime and Justice since 1750

    2nd Edition

    By Barry Godfrey, Paul Lawrence

    This book provides a comprehensive, introductory text for students taking courses in crime and criminal justice history. It covers all of the key historical topics central to an understanding of the current criminal justice system, including the development of the police, the courts and the...

    To Be Published November 24th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Guta Lag and Guta Saga: The Law and History of the Gotlanders

    Edited by Christine Peel

    Series: Routledge Medieval Translations

    The Guta Law, the law of the independent island of Gotland, is one of the earliest laws of Scandinavia. The historical appendix to the law, Guta Saga, was written in the thirteenth or fourteenth century. Together, Guta Law and its accompanying Saga provide an invaluable insight into the lives of...

    To Be Published January 30th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Genealogies of Legal Vision

    Edited by Peter Goodrich, Valérie Hayaert

    Series: Discourses of Law

    This collection focuses on the history of legal emblems and the genealogy of law’s visual structures. The growing interest in law and the visual has tended to focus in a somewhat lazy fashion upon film and law, rather than addressing the actual history of law’s regimes of visual control. But early...

    To Be Published February 15th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Public Indecency in England 1857-1960

    'A Serious and Growing Evil’

    By David J Cox, Kim Stevenson, Candida Harris, Judith Rowbotham

    Series: Routledge SOLON Explorations in Crime and Criminal Justice Histories

    Throughout the nineteenth century and twentieth century, various attempts were made to define and control problematic behaviour by use of the somewhat nebulous concept of ‘indecency’ by legal and legislative means, though remarkably public indecency remains a much under-researched aspect and period...

    To Be Published May 1st 2015 by Routledge

  10. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

    Civil War Soldier, Supreme Court Justice

    By Susan-Mary Grant

    Series: Routledge Historical Americans

    To Be Published June 1st 2015 by Routledge