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  1. 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 22nd 2011 by Routledge

  2. 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 16th 2011 by Routledge

  3. 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 15th 2011 by Routledge

  4. 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 26th 2011 by Routledge-Cavendish

  5. 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 August 1st 2010 by Routledge

  6. Race and National Power

    A Sourcebook of Black Civil Rights from 1862 to 1954

    By Christopher Waldrep

    In American history, students are taught about the three branches of government. Most of the time is spent learning about the Executive and the Legislative bodies, but the Judicial branch has had a monumental effect on the course of American history, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the...

    Published July 14th 2010 by Routledge

  7. A History of Drugs

    Drugs and Freedom in the Liberal Age

    By Toby Seddon

    Why are some psychoactive substances regarded as ‘dangerous drugs’, to be controlled by the criminal law within a global prohibition regime, whilst others – from alcohol and tobacco, through to those we call ‘medicines’ – are seen and regulated very differently? A History of Drugs traces a...

    Published July 12th 2010 by Routledge-Cavendish

  8. A Certain Share of Low Cunning

    A History of the Bow Street Runners, 1792-1839

    By David J. Cox

    This book provides an account and analysis of the history of the Bow Street Runners, precursors of today's police force. Through a detailed analysis of a wide range of both qualitative and quantitative research data, this book provides a fresh insight into their history, arguing that the use of Bow...

    Published February 1st 2010 by Willan

  9. The Laws That Shaped America

    Fifteen Acts of Congress and Their Lasting Impact

    By Dennis W. Johnson

    For better and sometimes for worse, Congress is a reflection of the aspirations, wants, and priorities of the American people. It reflects the kaleidoscope of special interests and unselfish service to others, of favors sought and sacrifices made. During each two-year session of Congress, thousands...

    Published April 14th 2009 by Routledge

  10. The Eye of the Law

    Two Essays on Legal History

    By Michael Stolleis

    Series: Birkbeck Law Press

    Written by the eminent German legal historian, Michael Stolleis, these two ‘Essays on Legal History’ offer an original and compelling history of the symbolism through which law is characterised as being 'above' us. In ‘The Eye of the Law’, the history of this metaphor is followed from...

    Published September 17th 2008 by Birkbeck Law Press