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Forthcoming Books

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

    Edited by Christine Peel

    Series: Routledge Medieval Translations

    Guta Lag, 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 Lag and its accompanying Saga provide an invaluable insight into the lives of the...

    To Be Published January 30th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Divorce in Medieval England

    From One to Two Persons in Law

    By Sara M. Butler

    Series: Routledge Research in Medieval Studies

    Divorce in Medieval England is intended to reorient scholarly perceptions concerning divorce in the medieval period. Divorce, as we think of it today, is usually considered to be a modern invention. This book challenges that viewpoint, documenting the many and varied uses of divorce in the medieval...

    To Be Published February 15th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Stories of True Crime in Tudor and Stuart England

    By Ken MacMillan

    Stories of True Crime in Tudor and Stuart England is an original collection of thirty stories of true crime during the period 1580-1700. Published in short books known as chapbooks, these stories proliferated in early modern popular literature. The chapbooks included in this collection describe...

    To Be Published March 31st 2015 by Routledge

  4. Law and Society in Classical Athens (Routledge Revivals)

    By Richard Garner

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Law and Society in Classical Athens, first published in 1987, traces the development of legal thought and its relation to Athenian values. Previously Athens’ courts have been regarded as chaotic, isolated from the rest of society and even bizarre. The importance of rhetoric and the mischief made by...

    To Be Published May 30th 2015 by Routledge

  5. 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 31st 2015 by Routledge

  6. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

    Civil War Soldier, Supreme Court Justice

    By Susan-Mary Grant

    Series: Routledge Historical Americans

    The man Franklin Delano Roosevelt once called ‘the greatest living American,’ and who legal scholars are apt to term the ‘Great Dissenter,’ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., was born in Massachusetts, the son of a doctor and author. From the antebellum era through the First World War and into the New...

    To Be Published June 1st 2015 by Routledge

  7. Genealogies of Legal Vision

    Edited by Peter Goodrich, Valérie Hayaert

    Series: Discourses of Law

    It was the classical task of legal rhetoric to make law both seen and understood. These conjoint goals came to be separated and opposed in modernity and a degree of blindness ensued. Legal reason was increasingly deemed to be a purely textual enterprise. Against this constraint and in furtherance...

    To Be Published June 15th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Historical Geographies of Prisons

    Unlocking the Usable Carceral Past

    Edited by Karen Morin, Dominique Moran

    Series: Routledge Research in Historical Geography

    This is the first book to provide a comprehensive historical-geographical lens to the development and evolution of correctional institutions as a specific subset of carceral geographies. This book analyzes and critiques global practices of incarceration, regimes of punishment, and their...

    To Be Published June 30th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Constitution Making in Asia

    Decolonisation and State-Building in the Aftermath of the British Empire

    Edited by Harshan Kumarasingham

    Series: Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

    This book examines the process of constitutional formation in the era of decolonisation and state building in Asia. Britain’s main imperial possessions in the region were granted independence in the 1940s and 1950s and needed to craft constitutions for their new states. Invariably the indigenous...

    To Be Published July 1st 2015 by Routledge

  10. Islamic Law and Society in Iran

    A social history of Tehran

    By Nobuaki Kondo

    Series: Royal Asiatic Society Books

    This book explores the legal aspects of urban society in nineteenth-century Iran. It provides the social context in which political process occurred and examines how authorities applied law in society, how people utilized the law, and how the law regulated society. The legal system was primarily...

    To Be Published August 1st 2015 by Routledge