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  1. 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 21st 2012 by Routledge

  2. 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 12th 2012 by Routledge

  3. 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 11th 2012 by Routledge

  4. The Fragility of Law

    Constitutional Patriotism and the Jews of Belgium, 1940–1945

    By David Fraser

    The Fragility of Law examines the ways in which, during the Second World War, the Belgian government and judicial structure became implicated in the identification, exclusion and killing of its Jewish residents, and in the theft - through Aryanization - of Jewish property. David Fraser...

    Published June 13th 2012 by Routledge-Cavendish

  5. The Rise of Planning in Industrial America, 1865-1914

    By Richard Adelstein

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    Central economic planning is often associated with failed state socialism, and modern capitalism celebrated as its antithesis. This book shows that central planning is not always, or even primarily, a state enterprise, and that the giant industrial corporations that dominated the American economy...

    Published March 25th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Living in the City

    Urban Institutions in the Low Countries, 1200–2010

    Edited by L.A.C.J. (Leo) Lucassen, W.H. (Wim) Willems

    Series: Routledge Studies in Cultural History

    The city is a place to find shelter, a market place, and an elevator for social mobility and success. But the city is also a place that frightens people and that can marginalize newcomers. Living in the City tries to understand what pulls people to the city since the High Middle Ages, focusing on...

    Published December 21st 2011 by Routledge

  7. A History of Police and Masculinities, 1700–2010

    Edited by David G. Barrie, Susan Broomhall

    This unique collection brings together leading international scholars to explore how ideologies about masculinities have shaped police culture, policy and institutional organization from the eighteenth century to the present day. It addresses an under-researched area of historical inquiry,...

    Published December 15th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Cicero and the Catilinarian Conspiracy

    By Charles Odahl

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ancient History

    This story of Cicero and the Catilinarian Conspiracy is set within and offers a case study of the political, military, economic and social crises besetting the late Roman Republic in the era of the "Roman Revolution." The book chronicles the efforts of the defeated radical politician Lucius Sergius...

    Published August 14th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Welfare's Forgotten Past

    A Socio-Legal History of the Poor Law

    By Lorie Charlesworth

    That ‘poor law was law’ is a fact that has slipped from the consciousness of historians of welfare in England and Wales, and in North America. Welfare's Forgotten Past remedies this situation by tracing the history of the legal right of the settled poor to relief when destitute. Poor law was not...

    Published July 25th 2011 by Routledge-Cavendish

  10. Colonialism, Violence and Muslims in Southeast Asia

    The Maria Hertogh Controversy and its Aftermath

    By Syed Muhd Khairudin Aljunied

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    This book deals with the genesis, outbreak and far-reaching effects of a legal controversy and the resulting outbreak of mass violence, which determined the course of British colonial rule after post World War Two in Singapore and Malaya. Based on extensive archival sources, it examines the custody...

    Published July 31st 2010 by Routledge