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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

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

Hegel's LawsThe Legitimacy of a Modern Legal Order

Hegel's Laws: The Legitimacy of a Modern Legal Order

William E. Conklin

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804750301
eISBN:
9780804779418
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804750301.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This book serves as an introduction to Hegel's ideas on the nature of law. It examines whether state-centric domestic and international laws are binding upon autonomous individuals. The author also ... More

Latin American LawyersA Historical Introduction

Latin American Lawyers: A Historical Introduction

Rogelio Perez-Perdomo

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804751261
eISBN:
9780804767699
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804751261.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This book provides a history of the intellectual training and social placement of lawyers in Latin America. The book examines the Roman legal roots of the Latin American tradition and traces the ... More

Shaping the Common LawFrom Glanvill to Hale, 1188-1688

Shaping the Common Law: From Glanvill to Hale, 1188-1688

Thomas Garden Barnes

Allen D. Boyer (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757140
eISBN:
9780804779593
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757140.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This book discusses the contributions of great common-law jurists and singular documents—namely the Magna Carta and the Laws and Liberties of Massachusetts—that have shaped common law, from its ... More

Trial of ModernityJudicial Reform in Early Twentieth-Century China, 1901-1937

Trial of Modernity: Judicial Reform in Early Twentieth-Century China, 1901-1937

Xiaoqun Xu

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804755863
eISBN:
9780804779500
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804755863.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This book examines the Chinese judicial system and its operations in the Republican era, filling a gap in the scholarship on modern China, Chinese law, Chinese legal history, and comparative law. It ... More

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