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Aboriginal Societies and the Common LawA History of Sovereignty, Status, and Self-Determination

Aboriginal Societies and the Common Law: A History of Sovereignty, Status, and Self-Determination

P.G. McHugh

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198252481
eISBN:
9780191710438
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198252481.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Legal History

This book describes the encounter between the common law legal system and the tribal peoples of North America and Australasia. It is a history of the role of anglophone law in managing relations ... More

Aboriginal TitleThe Modern Jurisprudence of Tribal Land Rights

Aboriginal Title: The Modern Jurisprudence of Tribal Land Rights

P.G. McHugh

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199699414
eISBN:
9780191732133
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699414.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Legal History

Aboriginal title was one of the most remarkable and controversial legal developments in the common law world of the late-twentieth century. The common law doctrine gave sudden substance to the ... More

Advocacy and the Making of the Adversarial Criminal Trial 1800–1865

Advocacy and the Making of the Adversarial Criminal Trial 1800–1865

David J. A. Cairns

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198262848
eISBN:
9780191682414
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262848.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The modern adversarial criminal trial emerged from the punitive and procedural upheaval in the criminal law of the first half of the nineteenth century. The campaign against capital punishment, which ... More

After Secular Law

After Secular Law

Winnifred Fallers Sullivan, Robert A. Yelle, and Mateo Taussig-Rubbo (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775366
eISBN:
9780804780704
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775366.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Many people today place great hope in law as a vehicle for the transformation of society and accept that law is autonomous, universal, and above all, secular. Yet recent scholarship has called into ... More

Against the Profit MotiveThe Salary Revolution in American Government, 1780-1940

Against the Profit Motive: The Salary Revolution in American Government, 1780-1940

Nicholas R. Parrillo

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780300176582
eISBN:
9780300187304
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300176582.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

In America today, a public official's lawful income consists of a salary. But until a century ago, the law frequently authorized officials to make money on a profit-seeking basis. Prosecutors won a ... More

America and the Law of Nations 1776-1939

America and the Law of Nations 1776-1939

Mark Weston Janis

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579341
eISBN:
9780191722653
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579341.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Legal History

This book is an exploration of the ways in which Americans have perceived, applied, advanced, and frustrated international law. It demonstrates the varieties and continuities of America's approaches ... More

The American Legal Profession in CrisisResistance and Responses to Change

The American Legal Profession in Crisis: Resistance and Responses to Change

James E. Moliterno

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199917631
eISBN:
9780199332847
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917631.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics, Legal History

Central to the identity of the American legal profession are its systems of self-regulation. Throughout history, the legal profession has tried to hold tight to its traditional values and structure ... More

Appropriation and Invention of TraditionThe East India Company and Hindu Law in Early Colonial Bengal

Appropriation and Invention of Tradition: The East India Company and Hindu Law in Early Colonial Bengal

Nandini Bhattacharya-Panda

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195690484
eISBN:
9780199081516
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195690484.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The beginning of Anglo–Hindu jurisprudence was occasioned by decisive developments in the cultural, intellectual, and legal history of India. This book deals with the appropriation of the ... More

Before Eminent DomainToward a History of Expropriation of Land for the Common Good

Before Eminent Domain: Toward a History of Expropriation of Land for the Common Good

Susan Reynolds

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833537
eISBN:
9781469604282
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895863_reynolds
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This book presents a history of expropriation of land for the common good in Europe and North America from medieval times to 1800. It contextualizes the history of an important legal doctrine ... More

Beyond DogmaticsLaw and Society in the Roman World

Beyond Dogmatics: Law and Society in the Roman World

John W. Cairns and Paul J. du Plessis

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748627936
eISBN:
9780748651474
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627936.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This book contributes to the debate about the relationship between law and society in the Roman world. This debate, which was initiated by the work of John Crook in the 1960s, has had a profound ... More

Bills of Rights and DecolonizationThe Emergence of Domestic Human Rights Instruments in Britain's Overseas Territories

Bills of Rights and Decolonization: The Emergence of Domestic Human Rights Instruments in Britain's Overseas Territories

Charles Parkinson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199231935
eISBN:
9780191716157
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231935.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Legal History

This book analyzes the British Government's radical change in policy during the late 1950s on the use of bills of rights in colonial territories nearing independence. More broadly it explores the ... More

Broken EngagementsThe Action for Breach of Promise of Marriage and the Feminine Ideal, 1800-1940

Broken Engagements: The Action for Breach of Promise of Marriage and the Feminine Ideal, 1800-1940

Saskia Lettmaier

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199569977
eISBN:
9780191722066
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569977.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

While common law actions for breach of promise of marriage originated in the mid-seventeenth century, it was not until the ‘long nineteenth century’ that they saw their rise to prominence and their ... More

Calculating PromisesThe Emergence of Modern American Contract Doctrine

Calculating Promises: The Emergence of Modern American Contract Doctrine

Roy Kreitner

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804753982
eISBN:
9780804768054
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804753982.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This book is a history of contract law in the United States around the turn of the twentieth century. It details shifts in our conception of contract by juxtaposing scholarly accounts of contract ... More

Cases on Muslim Law of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh

Cases on Muslim Law of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh

Alamgir Muhammad Serajuddin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199457618
eISBN:
9780199085460
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199457618.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Muslim law is an integral part of South Asian legal system; and case law plays a major role in its interpretation, application and development. The book provides the readers, by a judicious selection ... More

Catalonia's AdvocatesLawyers, Society, and Politics in Barcelona, 1759-1900

Catalonia's Advocates: Lawyers, Society, and Politics in Barcelona, 1759-1900

Stephen Jacobson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832974
eISBN:
9781469605494
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899175_jacobson
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Offering a window into the history of the modern legal profession in Western Europe, this book presents a history of lawyers in the most industrialized city on the Mediterranean. Far from being mere ... More

Cicero's LawRethinking Roman Law of the Late Republic

Cicero's Law: Rethinking Roman Law of the Late Republic

Paul J. du Plessis (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474408820
eISBN:
9781474426763
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408820.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Why did Roman prosecutors typically accuse the defendant of multiple crimina, when in most standing criminal courts the punishment imposed on a guilty defendant was the same (typically “capital,” ... More

Civil Rights in the Shadow of SlaveryThe Constitution, Common Law, and the Civil Rights Act of 1866

Civil Rights in the Shadow of Slavery: The Constitution, Common Law, and the Civil Rights Act of 1866

George A. Rutherglen

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199739707
eISBN:
9780199979363
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739707.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Human Rights and Immigration

This book recounts the history of the nation's first civil rights act, from its passage in 1866 through its interpretation and reenactment in developments that reach the present day. The Civil Rights ... More

Civil Society in ChinaThe Legal Framework from Ancient Times to the "New Reform Era"

Civil Society in China: The Legal Framework from Ancient Times to the "New Reform Era"

Karla W. Simon

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199765898
eISBN:
9780199332540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765898.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This book looks at legal and fiscal framework for civil society organizations (CSOs) in China from earliest times to the present day. It traces the ways in which laws and regulations have shaped ... More

Coercion to CompromisePlea Bargaining, the Courts, and the Making of Political Authority

Coercion to Compromise: Plea Bargaining, the Courts, and the Making of Political Authority

Mary E. Vogel

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195101751
eISBN:
9780199851461
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101751.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This book examines the origins of the controversial practice of plea bargaining, a procedure that appears to reward the guilty. Contrary to popular perception of plea bargaining as an innovation or ... More

Colonial CopyrightIntellectual Property in Mandate Palestine

Colonial Copyright: Intellectual Property in Mandate Palestine

Michael D. Birnhack

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199661138
eISBN:
9780191746147
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661138.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

When the British Empire enacted copyright law for its colonies, it called it colonial copyright, or imperial copyright, but it had only one kind of interest in mind: its own. This book deconstructs ... More

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