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Subject Siam
Family, Law, and Colonial Modernity in Thailand
Tamara Loos
Unlike its Southeast Asian neighbors, Thailand was never colonized by an imperial power. However, Siam (as Thailand was called until 1939) shared a great deal in common with both colonized states and imperial powers: its sovereignty was qualified by...



Sodom on the Thames
Sex, Love, and Scandal in Wilde Times
Morris B. Kaplan
Sodom on the Thames looks closely at three episodes involving sex between men in late-nineteenth-century England.



Negotiating the Constitution
The Earliest Debates over Original Intent
Joseph M. Lynch
No concept sparks more controversy in constitutional debate than "original intent." Offering a legal historian's approach to the subject, this book demonstrates that the framers deliberately obscured one of their more important decisions. Joseph M...



Performing Justice
Agitation Trials in Early Soviet Russia
Elizabeth A. Wood
After seizing power in 1917, the Bolshevik regime faced the daunting task of educating and bringing culture to the vast and often illiterate mass of Soviet soldiers, workers, and peasants. As part of this campaign, civilian educators and political...



From Sin to Insanity
Suicide in Early Modern Europe
In the broadest treatment yet of suicide in Europe during the period 1500–1800, eleven authors combine elements of social, cultural, legal, and intellectual history to trace important changes in the ways Europeans experienced and understood self-murder.



Shifting Landmarks
Property, Proof, and Dispute in Catalonia around the Year 1000
Jeffrey A. Bowman
In a major contribution to the debate among medievalists about the nature of social and political change in Europe around the turn of the millennium, Jeffrey A. Bowman explores how people contended over property during the tenth and eleventh centuries...



Rancor and Reconciliation in Medieval England
Paul R. Hyams
Duels and bloodfeuds have long been regarded as essentially Continental phenomena, counter to the staid and orderly British ways of settling differences. In this surprising work of social and legal history, Paul R. Hyams reveals a post-Conquest...



The Consumption of Justice
Emotions, Publicity, and Legal Culture in Marseille, 1264–1423
Daniel Lord Smail
Drawing on the rich judicial records of Marseille from the years 1264 to 1423, especially records of civil litigation, this book approaches the courts of law from the perspective of the users of the courts.



Brabbling Women
Disorderly Speech and the Law in Early Virginia
Terri L. Snyder
Terri L. Snyder demonstrates how women resisted and challenged oppressive political, legal, and cultural practices in colonial Virginia.



Fama
The Politics of Talk and Reputation in Medieval Europe
In medieval Europe, the word fama denoted both talk (what was commonly said about a person or event) and an individual's ensuing reputation (one's fama). Although talk by others was no doubt often feared, it was also valued and even cultivated as a...



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