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Custom, Kinship, and Gifts to Saints

by Stephen D. White The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

White combines an intensive study of medieval law with insights from anthropology, religion, and social history to create a picture of French society in the Middle Ages which is impressive in its breadth and...


Sir Edward Coke and 'The Grievances of the Commonwealth,' 1621-1628

by Stephen D. White The University of North Carolina Press (October 10, 2017)

A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions...


The Bar and the Old Bailey, 1750-1850

by Allyson N. May The University of North Carolina Press (December 01, 2015)

Allyson May chronicles the history of the English criminal trial and the development of a criminal bar in London between 1750 and 1850. She charts the transformation of the legal process and the evolution of...


Masters, Servants, and Magistrates in Britain and the Empire, 1562-1955

by Douglas Hay & Paul Craven The University of North Carolina Press (October 12, 2005)

Master and servant acts, the cornerstone of English employment law for more than four hundred years, gave largely unsupervised, inferior magistrates wide discretion over employment relations, including the power...


Inventing the Criminal

by Richard F. Wetzell The University of North Carolina Press (June 19, 2003)

Recent years have witnessed a resurgence of biological research into the causes of crime, but the origins of this kind of research date back to the late nineteenth century. Here, Richard Wetzell presents the...


The Invention of Free Labor

by Robert J. Steinfeld The University of North Carolina Press (February 01, 2014)

Examining the emergence of the modern conception of free labor--labor that could not be legally compelled, even though voluntarily agreed upon--Steinfeld explains how English law dominated the early American...


Law, Land, and Family

by Eileen Spring The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

Eileen Spring presents a fresh interpretation of the history of inheritance among the English gentry and aristocracy. In a work that recasts both the history of real property law and the history of the family,...


Beyond the Prison Gates

by Warren Rosenblum The University of North Carolina Press (September 01, 2012)

Germany today has one of the lowest incarceration rates in the industrialized world, and social welfare principles play an essential role at all levels of the German criminal justice system. Warren Rosenblum...


Before Eminent Domain

by Susan Reynolds The University of North Carolina Press (March 01, 2010)

In this concise history of expropriation of land for the common good in Europe and North America from medieval times to 1800, Susan Reynolds contextualizes the history of an important legal doctrine regarding...


English Common Law in the Age of Mansfield

by James Oldham The University of North Carolina Press (December 15, 2005)

In the eighteenth century, the English common law courts laid the foundation that continues to support present-day Anglo-American law. Lord Mansfield, Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench, 1756-1788, was...


Catalonia's Advocates

by Stephen Jacobson The University of North Carolina Press (September 15, 2009)

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


Juries and the Transformation of Criminal Justice in France in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

by James M. Donovan The University of North Carolina Press (February 01, 2010)

James Donovan takes a comprehensive approach to the history of the jury in modern France by investigating the legal, political, sociocultural, and intellectual aspects of jury trial from the Revolution through...


Domestic Secrets

by Maria Agren The University of North Carolina Press (December 01, 2009)

Between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries, women's role in the Swedish economy was renegotiated and reconceptualized. Maria Agren chronicles changes in married women's property rights, revealing the story...