A Cultural History of Law in Antiquity

A Cultural History of Law in Antiquity

Author: Julen Etxabe

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350079236

Category: History

Page: 216

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How should we talk about “the law” in a period so remote from our own and covering such a huge span of time and space? From the Code of Hammurabi (ca. 1750 BCE) to Justinian's Corpus Iuris Civilis (529-534 CE), A Cultural History of Law in Antiquity draws upon legal texts and non-textual forms (such as vase-painting, sculpture, and architecture) to uncover the diverse and rich legal traditions of societies ranging from the Ancient Near Eastern cities of Assyria and Babylon in Mesopotamia to the Ancient Israelites, and from Ancient Greece to Rome of the Archaic and Classical Periods. With a wealth of textual and visual sources, A Cultural History of Law in Antiquity presents essays that examine key cultural case studies of the period on the themes of justice, constitution, codes, agreements, arguments, property and possession, wrongs, and the legal profession.
A Cultural History of Law in Antiquity
Language: en
Pages: 216
Authors: Julen Etxabe
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-03-11 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

How should we talk about “the law” in a period so remote from our own and covering such a huge span of time and space? From the Code of Hammurabi (ca. 1750 BCE) to Justinian's Corpus Iuris Civilis (529-534 CE), A Cultural History of Law in Antiquity draws upon legal
A Cultural History of Law in the Modern Age
Language: en
Pages: 248
Authors: Richard K. Sherwin, Danielle Celemajer
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-03-11 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

The period since the First World War has been a century distinguished by the loss of any unitary foundation for truth, ethics, and the legitimate authority of law. With the emergence of radical pluralism, law has become the site of extraordinary creativity and, on occasion, a source of rights for
A Cultural History of Law in the Middle Ages
Language: en
Pages: 184
Authors: Emanuele Conte, Laurent Mayali
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-03-11 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

In 500, the legal order in Europe was structured around ancient customs, social practices and feudal values. By 1500, the effects of demographic change, new methods of farming and economic expansion had transformed the social and political landscape and had wrought radical change upon legal practices and systems throughout Western
A Cultural History of Law in the Early Modern Age
Language: en
Pages: 280
Authors: Peter Goodrich
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-03-11 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Opened up by the revival of Classical thought but riven by the violence of the Reformation and Counter Reformation, the terrain of Early Modern law was constantly shifting. The age of expansion saw unparalleled degrees of internal and external exploration and colonization, accompanied by the advance of science and the
A Cultural History of Law in the Age of Reform
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Ian Ward
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-03-11 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

The Age of Reform – the hundred years from 1820 to 1920 - has become synonymous with innovation and change but this period was also in many ways a deeply conservative and cautious one. With reform came reaction and revolution and this was as true of the law as it