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  1. 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...

    Published November 7th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Sir Richard Hanson

    By Greg Taylor

    Sir Richard Hanson was much more than a Judge - although he was an important Judge in his time. Before he became Chief Justice of South Australia in 1861, he was: a participant in a major government enquiry on Canada which laid the foundations for democratic self-government not only there, but in...

    Published September 18th 2013 by Federation Press

  3. Wickedness and Crime

    Laws of Homicide and Malice

    By Penny Crofts

    Series: Discourses of Law

    The criminal legal system defines and authoritatively enacts the boundaries of permissible and impermissible behaviour, with a focus on that which is prohibited or transgressive. Wickedness and Crime: Laws of Homicide and Malice seeks to expose the ways in which criminal law communicates and...

    Published August 15th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Bastard Feudalism and the Law (Routledge Revivals)

    By John Bellamy

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This title, first published in 1989, was one of the first to directly address the legal dimension of bastard feudalism. John Bellamy explores the role and vulnerability of local officials and juries, the nature of the endemic land wars and the interference in the justice system by those at the top...

    Published June 6th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Thurgood Marshall

    Race, Rights, and the Struggle for a More Perfect Union

    By Charles L. Zelden

    Series: Routledge Historical Americans

    Thurgood Marshall was an Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court from 1967 to 1991. He was the first African American to hold that position, and was one of the most influential legal actors of his time. Before being appointed to the Supreme Court by President Lyndon Johnson, Marshall was a lawyer...

    Published May 9th 2013 by Routledge

  6. The ICJ and the Evolution of International Law

    The Enduring Impact of the Corfu Channel Case

    Edited by Karine Bannelier, Théodore Christakis, Sarah Heathcote

    Series: Routledge Research in International Law

    In 1949 the International Court of Justice (ICJ) handed down its first judgment in the Corfu Channel Case. In diffusing an early Cold War dispute, the Court articulated a set of legal principles which continue to shape our appreciation of the international legal order. Many of the issues dealt...

    Published April 15th 2013 by Routledge

  7. 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...

    Published March 11th 2013 by Routledge

  8. People Without Rights (Routledge Revivals)

    An Interpretation of the Fundamentals of the Law of Slavery in the U.S. South

    By Andrew Fede

    First published in September 1992, the book traces the nature and development of the fundamental legal relationships among slaves, masters, and third parties. It shows how the colonial and antebellum Southern judges and legislators accommodated slavery’s social relationships into the common law,...

    Published November 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  9. Banishment in the Later Roman Empire, 284-476 CE

    By Daniel Washburn

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ancient History

    This book offers a reconstruction and interpretation of banishment in the final era of a unified Roman Empire, 284-476 CE. Author Daniel Washburn argues that exile was both a penalty and a symbol. It applied to those who committed a misstep or crossed the wrong person; it also stood as a marker of...

    Published November 13th 2012 by Routledge

  10. The Scene of the Mass Crime

    History, Film, and International Tribunals

    Edited by Christian Delage, Peter Goodrich

    Series: Discourses of Law

    The Scene of the Mass Crime takes up the unwritten history of the peculiar yet highly visible form of war crimes trials. These trials are the first and continuing site of the interface of law, history and film. From Nuremberg to the contemporary trials in Cambodia, film, in particular, has been...

    Published November 12th 2012 by Routledge