Collection : Corpus Juris: The Humanities in Politics and Law

CORPUS JURIS is a book series for scholarship that explores the relevance of the humanities (history, literary criticism, anthropology, philosophy, religious studies, and political theory) to the study of politics and law, focusing on historical as well as contemporary issues.

Series Editor: Elizabeth S. Anker, Cornell University

Please direct inquiries to:

Diane Berrett Brown, Managing Editor (​

Editorial Board: 

Jason Frank, Department of Government, Cornell University
Aziz Rana, Cornell Law School
Camille Robcis, Department of History, Columbia University
Nelson Tebbe, Cornell Law School


Theaters of Pardoning
Bernadette Meyler

The Moral Witness
Trials and Testimony after Genocide
Carolyn J. Dean
The Moral Witness is the first cultural history of the "witness to genocide" in the West. Carolyn J. Dean shows how the witness became a protagonist of twentieth-century moral culture by tracing the emergence of this figure in courtroom battles from the 1920s to the 1960s—covering the Armenian genocide, the Ukrainian pogroms, the Soviet Gulag...

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