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Ancient Law

Its Connection with the Early History of Society and its Relation to Modern Ideas

Author: Henry Sumner Maine

Publisher: George Routledge & Sons

ISBN: N.A

Category: Comparative law

Page: 344

View: 7543

The T'ang Code

Specific Articles

Author: Wallace Johnson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780691636320

Category: History

Page: 622

View: 3214

This is the second and final volume of the annotated translation of a seminal Chinese legal text. The T'ang Code, written in 653 A.D., is the most important legal text in East Asian history. Not only is it China's earliest law code to survive in its entirety, influencing all subsequent Chinese law, but it has also served as a model for codes of law in other East Asian countries, including Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. This is the only translation of the T'ang code into a Western language. The first volume of the Code, published in translation in 1979, specifies the basic principles of T'ang law and explains the structural standards for applying these principles. Volume II describes acts that are punishable by law and enumerates their punishments. For contemporary readers, the T'ang Code is more than simply a legal document. Studying the 445 "specific articles" sheds considerable light on Chinese culture. The portrait that emerges has surprising resonances in present-day Chinese society--its emphasis on the preservation of the family and the interrelatedness of authority and responsibility, for example. As Western relations with the countries of East Asia continue to expand today, it is increasingly important that we understand the complexities of a legal system that has evolved over more than fifteen centuries. The availability of the complete T'ang Code in English is a significant contribution to this understanding. Originally published in 1997. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Ancient Law

Its Connection with the Early History of Society, and Its Relation to Modern Ideas

Author: Henry Sumner Maine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Comparative law

Page: 415

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Women, Crime and Punishment in Ancient Law and Society

Volume 1: The Ancient Near East

Author: Elisabeth Meier Tetlow

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826416285

Category: History

Page: 338

View: 667

Crime and punishment, criminal law and its administration, are areas of ancient history that have been explored less than many other aspects of ancient civilizations. Throughout history women have been affected by crime both as victims and as offenders. Yet, in the ancient world customary laws were created by men, formal laws were written by men, and both were interpreted and enforced by men.

Ancient Law

Its Connection with the Early History of Society, and Its Relation to Modern Ideas

Author: Sir Henry Sumner Maine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Comparative law

Page: 400

View: 5570

Critical Studies in Ancient Law, Comparative Law and Legal History

Author: John W. Cairns

Publisher: Hart Publishing

ISBN: 1841131571

Category: Law

Page: 427

View: 760

This collection of essays is at the cutting edge of contemporary research on Roman law, comparative law, and legal history. The text provides new perspectives and insights on a wide range of areas.

Ancient Law, Ancient Society

Author: Dennis P. Kehoe,Thomas McGinn

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472130439

Category: History

Page: 216

View: 2781

An engaging look at how ancient Greeks and Romans crafted laws that fit--and, in turn, changed--their worlds

The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Greek Law

Author: Michael Gagarin,David Cohen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139826891

Category: History

Page: N.A

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This Companion volume provides a comprehensive overview of the major themes and topics pertinent to ancient Greek law. A substantial introduction establishes the recent historiography on this topic and its development over the last 30 years. Many of the 22 essays, written by an international team of experts, deal with procedural and substantive law in classical Athens, but significant attention is also paid to legal practice in the archaic and Hellenistic eras; areas that offer substantial evidence for legal practice, such as Crete and Egypt; the intersection of law with religion, philosophy, political theory, rhetoric, and drama, as well as the unity of Greek law and the role of writing in law. The volume is intended to introduce non-specialists to the field as well as to stimulate new thinking among specialists.

Ancient Law and Modern Understanding

At the Edges

Author: Alan Watson

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820341150

Category: Law

Page: 168

View: 6723

In Ancient Law and Modern Understanding Alan Watson proposes that ancient law is relevant and important for understanding history, theology, sociology, and literature. "Law, though technical," he writes, "is not remote from scholarship on other matters, and law is a central element in society." From Homeric Greece to present-day Armenia, Watson examines law's influence. Without a sensitivity to technical legal language, scholars of literature or history miss much: the use of puns in Plautus, Sulla's claim that Julius Caesar was descended from a slave, the relationship between the Synoptic Gospels. Legal history is an essential tool for understanding society, Watson argues, but it must be applied with knowledge of how law moves from one society to the next, legal reliance on authority, juristic concern with apparent trivia, and the impact on legal growth.

Ancient Laws and Modern Problems

The Balance Between Justice and a Legal System

Author: John Sassoon

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1841501239

Category: History

Page: 220

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John Sassoon’s study of the written laws of four thousand years ago puts paid to the belief that the most ancient laws were merely arbitrary and tyrannical. On the contrary, the earliest legal systems honestly tried to get to the truth, do justice to individuals, and preserve civil order. They used the death penalty surprisingly seldom, and then more because society had been threatened than an individual killed. Some of the surviving law codes are originals, others near-contemporary copies. Together they preserve a partial but vivid picture of life in the early cites. This occupies more than half the book. Comparison of ancient with modern principles occupies the remainder and is bound to be controversial; but it is important as well as fascinating. The first act of writing laws diminished the discretion of the judges and foretold a limit on individual justice. Some political principles such as uniformity of treatment or individual freedom have, when carried to extremes, produced crises in modern legal systems world wide. But it is tempting but wrong to blame the judges or the lawyers for doing what society require of them.

The Ancient Laws of Cambria

Containing the Institutional Triads of Dyvnwal Moelmud, the Laws of Howel the Good, Triadical Commentaries, Code of Education, and the Hunting Laws of Wales; to which are Added, the Historical Triads of Britain

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Hywel Dda, Laws of

Page: 414

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Ancient Law of Kings

Author: Ken Johnson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781719587341

Category:

Page: 170

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According to 1 Samuel 10:25, the prophet Samuel wrote down the parts of the Law of Moses that pertain only to the king of Israel, explaining them thoroughly. He then placed the scroll in the tabernacle. This was preserved and handed to down through the centuries. This text, known as the Law of Kings, explained the king's role in the government of ancient Israel. It also explained in great detail the court systems Israel had, one for the Jews and one for the Gentiles. Gentile Law, also called Noahide Law, is explained as originating with Adam in the pre-flood world and being revived by Noah after the Flood. Noahide Law is found in many ancient manuscripts including the Talmud and Dead Sea Scrolls. This means it was the official doctrine of the Sadducees, Pharisees, and the Essenes. Today all major groups (orthodox Jews, Messianic Jews, and Christians) believe Noahide Law is still applicable to Gentiles. The Hebrew Roots Movement rejects the concept of Noahide Law and, therefore, misunderstands the role of the Mosaic Law for Christians. This text explains why Gentiles have never been bound by Kosher food laws, Jewish temple rituals, or the Saturday Sabbath.

Ancient Law

Its Connection with the Early History of Society , and Its Relation to Modern Ideas

Author: Henry Sumner Maine, Sir

Publisher: Hardpress Publishing

ISBN: 9781313159302

Category:

Page: 486

View: 6315

Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

Ancient Laws and Institutes of Wales

Comprising Laws Supposed to be Enacted by Howel the Good

Author: Aneurin Owen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 1128

View: 8592

Ancient Law and Modern Understanding

At the Edges

Author: Alan Watson

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820341150

Category: Law

Page: 168

View: 6204

In Ancient Law and Modern Understanding Alan Watson proposes that ancient law is relevant and important for understanding history, theology, sociology, and literature. "Law, though technical," he writes, "is not remote from scholarship on other matters, and law is a central element in society." From Homeric Greece to present-day Armenia, Watson examines law's influence. Without a sensitivity to technical legal language, scholars of literature or history miss much: the use of puns in Plautus, Sulla's claim that Julius Caesar was descended from a slave, the relationship between the Synoptic Gospels. Legal history is an essential tool for understanding society, Watson argues, but it must be applied with knowledge of how law moves from one society to the next, legal reliance on authority, juristic concern with apparent trivia, and the impact on legal growth.

Dissertations on Early Law and Custom

Author: Sir Henry Sumner Maine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Comparative law

Page: 402

View: 3723

Ancient laws of Ireland: Senchus Mór, pt. II : law of distress (completed). Laws of hostage-sureties, fosterage, saerstock tenure, daer-stock tenure, and of social connexions

Author: William Neilson Hancock,Thaddeus O'Mahony,Alexander George Richey,William Maunsell Hennessy,Robert Atkinson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Irish language

Page: N.A

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Law in the Ancient World

Author: Russ VerSteeg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780890899762

Category: History

Page: 398

View: 4954

Legal and Constitutional History of India: Ancient legal, judicial, and constitutional system

Author: Mandagadde Rama Jois

Publisher: Universal Law Publishing

ISBN: 9788175342064

Category: Constitutional history

Page: 723

View: 5414

Law, Power, and Justice in Ancient Israel

Author: Douglas A. Knight

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664221440

Category: Religion

Page: 305

View: 9422

Using socio-anthropological theory and archaeological evidence, Knight argues that while the laws in the Hebrew Bible tend to reflect the interests of those in power, the majority of ancient Israelites--located in villages--developed their own unwritten customary laws to regulate behavior and resolve legal conflicts in their own communities. This book includes numerous examples from village, city, and cult. --from publisher description

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