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Abu al-Wafaʾ ʿAli Ibn ʿAqil

Overview page. Subjects: Islam — History of Law.

(d. 1119)

Hanbali jurist with rationalist leanings. In traditionalist eleventh-century Baghdad, his admiration for the mystic al-Hallaj (d. 922) led to his persecution and forced...

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Alec Stone Sweet and Florian Grisel, <i>The Evolution of International Arbitration. Judicialization, Governance, Legitimacy</i>.

Mikaël Schinazi.

in American Journal of Legal History

March 2018; p ublished online January 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; Legal and Constitutional History; Constitutional and Administrative Law; History of Law; Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law. 829 words.

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Antonio Padoa-Schioppa, <i>Storia del diritto in Europa. Dal medioevo all’età contemporanea</i>Antonio Padoa-Schioppa, <i>A History of Law in Europe: From the Early Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century</i>

Annamaria Monti.

in American Journal of Legal History

March 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; Legal and Constitutional History; Constitutional and Administrative Law; History of Law; Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law. 765 words.

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Azo

Overview page. Subjects: History of Law — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

(d. after 1229) Law professor at Bologna for thirty years, ranked as the most influential law teacher of his time.

Authoritative medieval commentaries on civil and canon law...

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Balance of powers

David J. Bodenhamer.

in The U.S. Constitution: A Very Short Introduction

August 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Law; Legal and Constitutional History; US Colonial and Revolutionary History. 2470 words.

Two questions guided the framers when dividing power among the branches of government: What were the limits and purposes of national power? What were the roles and responsibilities of the...

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Claire Zalc, <i>Dénaturalisés. Les retraits de nationalité sous Vichy</i>

Guillaume Richard.

in American Journal of Legal History

March 2018; p ublished online January 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; Legal and Constitutional History; Constitutional and Administrative Law; History of Law; Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law. 907 words.

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compurgation

Overview page. Subjects: History — History of Law.

The process whereby an accused person could call upon twelve people to swear to his innocence or the truth of his statement. It was abolished in 1833.

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decretal

Overview page. Subjects: Arts and Humanities — History of Law.

A papal decree; a document issued by a pope determining some point of doctrine or ecclesiastical law; in plural, the collection of such decrees forming part of the canon law.

Recor...

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Editorial

Alfred L Brophy and Stefan Vogenauer.

in American Journal of Legal History

March 2018; p ublished online January 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; Legal and Constitutional History; Constitutional and Administrative Law; History of Law; Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law. 1362 words.

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English Law

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — History of Law.

From the fifteenth to the seventeenth centuries differed fundamentally from the legal systems of continental Europe in three important respects. First, English law was (and remains)...

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