Author: James Brown Scott
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
Scott, James Brown. Law, The State, and the International Community. New York: Columbia University Press, 1939. Two volumes. Reprinted 2002 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 2001018648. ISBN 1-58477-178-X. Cloth. $175. * Volume One: A Commentary on the Development of Legal, Political and International Ideals. Volume Two: Extracts Illustrating the Growth of Theories, and Principles of Jurisprudence, Government, and The Law of Nations. "This is a work of ambitious scope and conspicuous industry. It attempts a survey of the chief currents of political and juridical speculation from classical times to the end of the 16th century. The author divides his subject into six main periods: The Greek Background, The Roman Heritage, The Christian Heritage (Ancient and Medieval), The Transition from Medieval to Modern Thought, The Era of Reform, The Beginning of the Modern Age. The terminus is Richard Hooker on the brink of the 17th century. From the Dark Ages onwards, the teachings of twenty celebrated theological, political, and international savants are analyzed and presented in concentrated form. (...) One of Professor Scott's best chapters is on Francisco de Vittoria (c. 1483-1546), who is of particular interest for his influence on Grotius, and to whose remarkable Relectio de Indis Professor Scott has devoted special research." Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection at New York University (1953) 926.
Author: James A. Conser,Rebecca Paynich,Terry E. Gingerich,Terry Gingerich
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Law Enforcement, Policing, & Security
Category: Electronic journals
Covers general areas of Scottish law including criminal, commercial, contract, delict, environmental, family, administrative, and socio-legal issues. Also includes some articles on comparative law, plus book reviews and case notes.
Author: Mark Jones,Peter Johnstone
Covering criminal justice history on a cross-national basis, this book surveys criminal justice in Western civilization and American life chronologically from ancient times to the present. It is an introduction to the historical problems of crime, law enforcement and penology, set against the background of major historical events and movements. Integrating criminal justice history into the scope of European, British, French and American history, this text provides the opportunity for comparisons of crime and punishment over boundaries of national histories. The text now concludes with a chapter that addresses terrorism and homeland security. Each chapter enhanced with supplemental boxes: "timeline," "time capsule," and "featured outlaw." Chapters also contain discussion questions, notes and problems.
Category: Publishers' catalogs
Author: Institute of Accountants and Actuaries in Glasgow. Library
An Introduction to the Legal Systems of Europe and Latin America, Fourth Edition
Author: John Henry Merryman,Rogelio Pérez-Perdomo
A concise history and analysis of the civil law tradition (which is dominant in most of Europe, all of Latin America, and many parts of Asia, Africa, and the Middle East), this 4th edition includes new information on Roman and Medieval civil law, as well as updates on the current status of the legal profession, legal education, and legal procedures in various countries.
Schlüsselbegriffe einer Philosophie der Gesellschaft
Author: Heinz-Gerd Schmitz
Publisher: Kohlhammer Verlag
Die Philosophie hat sich zwar immer die Frage gestellt, was es für den Menschen bedeutet, ein soziales Wesen zu sein. Aber die Antworten, die sich im Laufe der Zeit eingestellt haben, sind in hohem Maße disparat, wie auch die Disziplin der Sozialphilosophie selbst hinsichtlich ihrer Definition und Funktionsbestimmung umstritten ist. So ist nach neuen Wegen einer Bestimmung des Feldes zu suchen, das man als das Soziale bezeichnet. Hierzu wendet sich Schmitz Schlüsselbegriffen zu, die systematisch in ihrem Zusammenhang hergeleitet und aufeinander bezogen werden. So miteinander verwoben ergeben die Termini die Textur des Sozialen, in der das Feld der Gesellschaftsphilosophie sichtbar wird. Verbunden mit der systematischen Erarbeitung der Begrifflichkeit ist stets ein Hinweis auf die Denker, deren Arbeiten für die einzelnen Termini von Bedeutung waren. Ihren Abschluss finden die Ausführungen mit einer Abgrenzung der Disziplinen der praktischen Philosophie - der Ethik, der Rechts-, der politischen und schließlich eben auch der Sozialphilosophie.
Author: Christine Hayes
Publisher: Princeton University Press
In the thousand years before the rise of Islam, two radically diverse conceptions of what it means to say that a law is divine confronted one another with a force that reverberates to the present. What's Divine about Divine Law? untangles the classical and biblical roots of the Western idea of divine law and shows how early adherents to biblical tradition—Hellenistic Jewish writers such as Philo, the community at Qumran, Paul, and the talmudic rabbis—struggled to make sense of this conflicting legacy. Christine Hayes shows that for the ancient Greeks, divine law was divine by virtue of its inherent qualities of intrinsic rationality, truth, universality, and immutability, while for the biblical authors, divine law was divine because it was grounded in revelation with no presumption of rationality, conformity to truth, universality, or immutability. Hayes describes the collision of these opposing conceptions in the Hellenistic period, and details competing attempts to resolve the resulting cognitive dissonance. She shows how Second Temple and Hellenistic Jewish writers, from the author of 1 Enoch to Philo of Alexandria, were engaged in a common project of bridging the gulf between classical and biblical notions of divine law, while Paul, in his letters to the early Christian church, sought to widen it. Hayes then delves into the literature of classical rabbinic Judaism to reveal how the talmudic rabbis took a third and scandalous path, insisting on a construction of divine law intentionally at odds with the Greco-Roman and Pauline conceptions that would come to dominate the Christianized West. A stunning achievement in intellectual history, What's Divine about Divine Law? sheds critical light on an ancient debate that would shape foundational Western thought, and that continues to inform contemporary views about the nature and purpose of law and the nature and authority of Scripture.
Author: William M. Johnston
First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: Chemical engineering
Author: Roger S. Bagnall
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
A comprehensive portrayal of Egypt from the fourth to the seventh centuries, first published in 2007.
Author: New York Public Library. Research Libraries
Category: Library catalogs