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            Custom, Common Law, and the Constitution of English Renaissance Literature
             

            Custom, Common Law, and the Constitution of English Renaissance Literature (Hardback)

            By Elsky, Stephanie

            • RRP: $131.99
            • $131.99
            • Pub Date
              9 Jul 20

            A study of the concept of custom, the basis of England's common law, in literary experiments of sixteenth-century England and Ireland.

            ISBN 9780198861430
            Released NZ 9 Jul 2020
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Law and Literature
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            Principle and Pragmatism in Roman Law
              

            Principle and Pragmatism in Roman Law (Hardback)

            Edited by Spagnolo, Benjamin; Sampson, Joe

            • RRP: $329.99
            • $263.99
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            • Pub Date
              12 Nov 20

            This edited collection presents an interesting and original series of essays on the roles of principle and pragmatism in Roman private law. The book traverses key areas of Roman law to examine the explanatory power of - and delineate interactions between - abstract, doctrinal pri...nciple, and pragmatic, real-world problem-solving. Essays canvassing sources of law, property, succession, contracts and delicts sketch the varied roles of theoretical narratives - whether internal to Roman doctrine or derived from external influence - and of practical, policy-based solutions in the jurists' thought. Principled reasoning in Roman juristic argument ranges from safeguarding commerce, to the priority of acts or intentions in property transactions, to notions of pietas, to Platonic conceptions of the market. Pragmatism is discernible in myriad ways, from divergence between form and substance, to extension of legal rules for economic, social or political utility, to emphasis on what parties did rather than what they said. The distinctive contribution of the book is its survey of different manifestations of principle and pragmatism across Roman private law. The essays -by eminent as well as emerging academics - will stimulate debates and shed new light on this topic, and will be of interest to both scholars and students of Roman law.
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            ISBN 9781509938957
            Released NZ 12 Nov 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Blackstone and His Critics
              

            Blackstone and His Critics (Paperback)

            Edited by Page, Anthony; Prest, Wilfrid

            • RRP: $166.99
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            • Pub Date
              20 Aug 20

            William Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765-69) is perhaps the most elegant and influential legal text in the history of the common law. By one estimate, Blackstone has been cited well over 10,000 times in American judicial opinions alone. Prominent in recent r...eassessment of Blackstone and his works, Wilfrid Prest also convened the Adelaide symposia which have now generated two collections of essays: Blackstone and his Commentaries: Biography, Law, History (2009), and Re-Interpreting Blackstone's Commentaries: A Seminal Text in National and International Contexts (2014). This third collection focuses on Blackstone's critics and detractors. Leading scholars examine the initial reception of the Commentaries in the context of debates over law, religion and politics in eighteenth-century Britain and Ireland. Having shown Blackstone's volumes to be a contested work of the Enlightenment, the remaining chapters assess critical responses to Blackstone on family law, the status of women and legal education in Britain and America. While Blackstone and his Commentaries have been widely lauded and memorialised in marble, this volume highlights the extent to which they have also attracted censure, controversy and disparagement.
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            ISBN 9781509940295
            Released NZ 20 Aug 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            A History of International Law in Italy
             

            A History of International Law in Italy (Hardback)

            Edited by Bartolini, Giulio

            • RRP: $227.99
            • $227.99
            • Pub Date
              16 Apr 20

            This volume provides a comprehensive, innovative, and critical analysis of the development and impact of international law in Italy. Through its scholars and due to political and historical events, Italy has contributed significantly to the formation and definition of internation...al law and its academic community.
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            ISBN 9780198842934
            Released NZ 16 Apr 2020
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series The History and Theory of International Law
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            Judgment Before Nuremberg
              

            Judgment Before Nuremberg (EPUB ebook)

            By Dawson, Greg

            • RRP: $88.99
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            From the author of Hiding in the Spotlight, the story of the Kharkov trials, forgotten by history, which sought justice for the thousands killed the Ukraine, a place also overlooked in the annals of the Holocaust

            ISBN 9781681770413
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            Language en
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2013
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
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            The Arms Crisis of 1970: The Plot that Never Was
              

            The Arms Crisis of 1970: The Plot that Never Was (Paperback)

            By Heney, Michael

            • RRP: $48.99
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            • Pub Date
              31 Dec 20

            A serious, revisionist history of the most notorious court case in postwar Irish history.

            ISBN 9781789545609
            Released NZ 31 Dec 2020
            Publisher Head of Zeus
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Marriage Equality: From Outlaws to In-Laws
             

            Marriage Equality: From Outlaws to In-Laws (Hardback)

            By Eskridge, William N., Jr.; Riano, Christopher R.

            • RRP: $127.99
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            • Pub Date
              15 Aug 20

            The definitive history of the marriage equality debate in the United States, 1967-2017

            ISBN 9780300221817
            Released NZ 15 Aug 2020
            Publisher Yale University Press
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            Progressive Politics in the Democratic Party: Samuel Untermyer and the Jewish Anti-Nazi Boycott Campaign
              

            Progressive Politics in the Democratic Party: Samuel Untermyer and the Jewish Anti-Nazi Boycott Campaign (Hardback)

            By Hawkins, Richard A.

            • RRP: $399.50
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            • Pub Date
              12 Nov 20

            In the era of the appeasement of the dictators, Samuel Untermyer stands out as a champion of the human rights of not just German Jewry, but of other persecuted communities in Germany such as trade unionists, Roman Catholics and Freemasons. This is the first full biography of Unte...rmyer, a prominent Wall Street lawyer who founded the principles on which Jewish democratic politics still stands today. The first to oppose Hitler, he organised the anti-Nazi league in the early 1930s, and proposed a unique global socialist/capitalist worldview which still informs American politics today.
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            ISBN 9781788317405
            Released NZ 12 Nov 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Ugliness and Judgment: On Architecture in the Public Eye
             

            Ugliness and Judgment: On Architecture in the Public Eye (EPUB ebook)

            By Hyde, Timothy

            A novel interpretation of architecture, ugliness, and the social consequences of aesthetic judgmentWhen buildings are deemed ugly, what are the consequences? In Ugliness and Judgment, Timothy Hyde considers the role of aesthetic judgment-and its concern for ugliness-in architectu...ral debates and their resulting social effects across three centuries of British architectural history. From eighteenth-century ideas about Stonehenge to Prince Charles's opinions about the National Gallery, Hyde uncovers a new story of aesthetic judgment, where arguments about architectural ugliness do not pertain solely to buildings or assessments of style, but intrude into other spheres of civil society.Hyde explores how accidental and willful conditions of ugliness-including the gothic revival Houses of Parliament, the brutalist concrete of the South Bank, and the historicist novelty of Number One Poultry-have been debated in parliamentary committees, courtrooms, and public inquiries. He recounts how architects such as Christopher Wren, John Soane, James Stirling, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe have been summoned by tribunals of aesthetic judgment. With his novel scrutiny of lawsuits for libel, changing paradigms of nuisance law, and conventions of monarchical privilege, he shows how aesthetic judgments have become entangled in wider assessments of art, science, religion, political economy, and the state.Moving beyond superficialities of taste in order to see how architectural improprieties enable architecture to participate in social transformations, Ugliness and Judgment sheds new light on the role of aesthetic measurement in our world.
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            ISBN 9780691192642
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            Released NZ 9 Apr 2019
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
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            From Public Spectacle to Hidden Ritual: Execution Culture in Nineteenth Century Britain
             

            From Public Spectacle to Hidden Ritual: Execution Culture in Nineteenth Century Britain (Hardback)

            Edited by Rutherford, Helen; Sandford-Couch, Clare; Low, Patrick

            • RRP: $271.00
            • $271.00
            • Pub Date
              30 Sep 20

            This edited collection offers multi-disciplinary reflections and analysis on a variety of themes centred on nineteenth century executions in the UK, many specifically related to the fundamental change in capital punishment culture as the execution moved from the public arena to b...ehind the prison wall. By examining a period of dramatic change in punishment practice, this collection of essays provides a fresh historical perspective on nineteenth century execution culture, with a focus on Scotland, Wales and the regions of England. From Public Spectacle to Hidden Ritual has two parts. Part 1 addresses the criminal body and the witnessing of executions in the nineteenth century, including studies of the execution crowd and executioners' memoirs, as well as reflections on the experience of narratives around capital punishment in museums in the present day. Part 2 explores the treatment of the execution experience in the print media, from the nineteenth and into the twentieth century. The collection draws together contributions from the fields of Heritage and Museum Studies; History; Law; Legal History and Literary Studies, to shed new light upon execution culture in nineteenth century Britain. The volume will be of interest to students and academics, in the fields of criminology; heritage and museum studies; history; law; legal history; medical humanities, and socio-legal studies.
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            ISBN 9780367332457
            Released NZ 30 Sep 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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