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Diplomatics, Law and Romanisation in the Documents from the Judaean Desert

E A Meyer

in Beyond Dogmatics: Law and Society in the Roman World

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748627936
eISBN:
9780748651474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627936.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Romanisation is the umbrella term for complex and centuries-long phenomena of cultural exchange that created a diverse but recognisably similar Mediterranean world by AD 250. Ancient legal documents ... More


Ancient Afghanistan and its invaders: Linguistic evidence from the Bactrian documents and inscriptions

Nicholas Sims-Williams

in Indo-Iranian Languages and Peoples

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262856
eISBN:
9780191753961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262856.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

During the last ten years the corpus of Bactrian texts has increased dramatically. The dates of the Bactrian documents range from 342 to 781 a.d., a span of more than four centuries extending through ... More


Peasants and local societies: case studies

Chris Wickham

in Framing the Early Middle Ages: Europe and the Mediterranean, 400—800

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199264490
eISBN:
9780191698934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264490.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter presents various case studies involving peasants and local societies. It characterizes a set of individual social realities, located specifically in time and place. The set consists of: ... More


Coptic Legal Documents, with Special Reference to the Theban Area

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla

in Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt: Volume 2 Nag Hammadi–Esna

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163111
eISBN:
9781617970481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163111.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The number of Coptic documents seems to shrink sharply, and even more conspicuously. Legal documents, seen in a functional perspective, are writings whose principal aim is to record, and thus to ... More


Travelling Texts: The Legal–Lay Interface in The Highway Code

Bethan L. Davies

in Legal-Lay Communication: Textual Travels in the Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199746842
eISBN:
9780199345052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746842.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Describing it as ‘a curious beast’, Bethan Davies chronicles the textual travels of the Highway Code as it migrates back and forth between the categories of legal document and lay advice manual. The ... More


Parenting against the Law

Amanda K. Baumle and D’Lane R. Compton

in Legalizing LGBT Families: How the Law Shapes Parenthood

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479857647
eISBN:
9781479879656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479857647.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

In this chapter, the authors examine the ways in which participants resist the law, eschewing its moral authority and enacting everyday resistance. Few participants engaged in collective action or ... More


The Legal Spaces of Opera in The Hague

Rebekah Ahrendt

in Operatic Geographies: The Place of Opera and the Opera House

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226595962
eISBN:
9780226596150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226596150.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Opera

How an opera house ended up on the early modern map of The Hague is a tale of urban renewal and spatial reorganization in line with many such accounts of opera’s participation in civic life. But it ... More


Selection of Annotated Texts

Howard Jones and Martin H. Jones

in The Oxford Guide to Middle High German

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199654611
eISBN:
9780191851698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199654611.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The selection of texts comprises extracts not only from the courtly literature of the Middle High German Classical period such as Erec, the Nibelungenlied, Parzival, Tristan, and the lyrics of ... More


Documentation and naming

Emma Williamson

in Domestic violence and health: The response of the medical profession

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861342157
eISBN:
9781447302148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861342157.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter deals with the issue of documentation, which was an area of concern in the stage-one interviews. Examining the issues of culpability, documentation, confidentiality, and the medical ... More


Shakespeare and the Law: A Conversation among Disciplines and Professions

Bradin Cormack, Martha C. Nussbaum, and Richard Strier (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226924939
eISBN:
9780226924946
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924946.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

William Shakespeare is inextricably linked with the law. Legal documents make up most of the records we have of his life, and trials, lawsuits, and legal terms permeate his plays. Gathering a team of ... More


Excursus: Scribes and Scribal Education

Pamela Barmash

in The Laws of Hammurabi: At the Confluence of Royal and Scribal Traditions

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780197525401
eISBN:
9780197525432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197525401.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

In this chapter, we explore how the way in which Mesopotamian scribes were educated sheds light on how the Laws of Hammurabi was composed. It is important to move away from the image of a scribe ... More


Sovereignty Today

Dieter Grimm

in Sovereignty: The Origin and Future of a Political and Legal Concept

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164252
eISBN:
9780231539302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164252.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter looks at the role of sovereignty today. Sovereignty continues to play an important role in domestic and international legal documents as well as in international relations. Sovereignty's ... More


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