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  • The Origins of Reasonable Doubt
    The Origins of Reasonable Doubt (English, Paperback) James Q. Whitman

    To be convicted of a crime in the United States, a person must be proven guilty ?beyond a reasonable doubt.? But what is reasonable doubt? Even sophisticated legal experts find this fundamental doctrine difficult to explain. In this accessible book, James Q. Whitman digs deep into the history of the law and discovers that we have lost sight of the original purpose of ?reasonable doubt.? It was not...

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  • Hitler's American Model
    Hitler's American Model (English, Hardback) James Q. Whitman

    How American race law provided a blueprint for Nazi Germany...

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  • The Legacy of Roman Law in the German Romantic Era
    The Legacy of Roman Law in the German Romantic Era (English, Hardback) James Q. Whitman

    Well after the process of codification had begun elsewhere in nineteenth-century Europe, ancient Roman law remained in use in Germany, expounded by brilliant scholars and applied in both urban and rural courts. The survival of this flourishing Roman legal culture into the industrial era is a familiar fact, but until now little effort has been made to explain it outside the province of specialized...

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  • Harsh Justice
    Harsh Justice (English, Paperback) James Q. Whitman

    In this work of comparative legal history, the author argues that the answer lies in America's triumphant embrace of a non-hierarchical social system and distrust of state power which have contributed to a law of punishment that is more willing to degrade offenders.

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  • The Legacy of Roman Law in the German Romantic Era
    The Legacy of Roman Law in the German Romantic Era (English, Paperback) James Q. Whitman

    Well after the process of codification had begun elsewhere in nineteenth-century Europe, ancient Roman law remained in use in Germany, expounded by brilliant scholars and applied in both urban and rural courts. The survival of this flourishing Roman legal culture into the industrial era is a familiar fact, but until now little effort has been made to explain it outside the province of specialized...

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  • The Verdict of Battle
    The Verdict of Battle (English, Paperback) James Q. Whitman

    Slaughter in battle was once seen as a legitimate way to settle disputes. When pitched battles ceased to exist, the law of victory gave way to the rule of unbridled force. Whitman explains why ritualized violence was more effective in ending carnage, and why humanitarian laws that view war as evil have led to longer, more barbaric conflicts.

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  • The Origins of Reasonable Doubt
    The Origins of Reasonable Doubt (English, Hardback) James Q. Whitman

    To be convicted of a crime in the United States, a person must be proven guilty 'beyond a reasonable doubt'. But what is reasonable doubt? Examining the history of the law, this work reveals that we have lost sight of the original purpose of reasonable doubt. It was not originally a legal rule at all, but a theological one.

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  • The Legacy of Roman Law in the German Romantic Era (English, Hardback) James Q. Whitman

    Well after the process of codification had begun elsewhere in nineteenth-century Europe, ancient Roman law remained in use in Germany, expounded by brilliant scholars and applied in both urban and rural courts. The survival of this flourishing Roman legal culture into the industrial era is a familiar fact, but until now little effort has been made to explain it outside the province of specialized...

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  • The Verdict of Battle
    The Verdict of Battle (English, Hardback) James Q. Whitman

    Slaughter in battle was once seen as a legitimate way to settle disputes. When pitched battles ceased to exist, the law of victory gave way to the rule of unbridled force. Whitman explains why ritualized violence was more effective in ending carnage, and why humanitarian laws that view war as evil have led to longer, more barbaric conflicts.

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