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Written Law

Overview page. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies.

The primary source of halakhah is the Torah, which, in rabbinic thought, consists of the written law (Torah she-bi-khetav; the biblical text) and the oral law (Torah she-be-ʿal peh;...

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<b>WRITTEN LAW</b>

Edited by Adele Berlin and Maxine Grossman.

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 345 words.

The primary source of halakhah is the Torah, which, in rabbinic thought, consists of the written law (Torah

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Written Law

Overview page. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies.

The primary source of halakhah is the Torah, which, in rabbinic thought, consists of the written law (Torah she-bi-khetav; the biblical text) and the oral law (Torah she-be-ʿal peh;...

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Written Law: Urban Collections of Sea Law

Edda Frankot.

in 'Of Laws of Ships and Shipmen'

August 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 15114 words.

In this chapter the manuscript collections of the towns of Aberdeen, Kampen, Lübeck, Danzig and Reval are analysed in order to determine which sea laws were at the courts' disposal and from...

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Written Law and the Maintenance of Order, 1124–1230

Alice Taylor.

in The Shape of the State in Medieval Scotland, 1124–1290

March 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 39882 words.

This chapter identifies two major shifts in how law was made and order maintained between 1124 and 1230. The first was one where kings gradually took away the primary responsibility for...

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The Universal Rule of Natural Law and Written Constitutions in the Thought of Johannes Althusius

John Witte.

in Morality and Responsibility of Rulers

February 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public International Law. 10420 words.

Calvinist jurist Johannes Althusius (1557–1638) developed what he called a ‘universal theory’ of law and politics for war-torn Europe. He called for written constitutions that separated the...

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<i>Issues in Global Governance</i>. Papers written for the Commission on Global Governance. The Hague: Kluwer Law International, 1995.496 pp. £75

Dino Kritsiotis.

in British Yearbook of International Law

January 1997; p ublished online January 1997 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Public International Law. 0 words.

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Beyond the written constitution: Constitutional crisis of, and the institutional deadlock in, the Palestinian political system as entrenched in the basic law

Asem Khalil.

in International Journal of Constitutional Law

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law; UK Politics. 23761 words.

This article focuses on the Palestinian political system, its current crisis, its roots, and its future. The current crisis reached a climax in 2007 with the armed clash between Palestinian...

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Written Law: Local Developments in Lawmaking

Edda Frankot.

in 'Of Laws of Ships and Shipmen'

August 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 17167 words.

The first section of this chapter discusses the Scottish translation of the French Laws of Oléron, which have never before been studied. This section provides conclusions on when the...

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Written Law as Words To Live By

Paul Dresch.

in Legalism

November 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Law. 12007 words.

Some societies seem lushly provided with explicit rules, others seem almost consciously to avoid them, and still others never found a use for them. There must always be rules of some kind,...

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Common Law Scholarship and the Written Word

Ian Williams.

in The Oxford Handbook of English Law and Literature, 1500-1700

June 2017; p ublished online August 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800). 9874 words.

This chapter considers early modern common law scholarship both in the Inns of Court and outside of them. It investigates the relationship between oral scholarship in the Inns, manuscript,...

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An exciting and well-written overview of China's patent law

Anja Petersen-Padberg.

in Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice

June 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Intellectual Property Law. 3648 words.

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Thomas Aquinas on The Natural Law Written on Our Hearts

Eileen C. Sweeney.

in Reason, Religion, and Natural Law

October 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 12709 words.

This chapter shows the origins of diverse views of natural law in Aquinas as modern or anti-modern, secular or Christian in tensions present within Aquinas. Four areas of tension are...

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European Contract Law: Are No Oral Modification Clauses Not Worth the Paper They Are Written On?

Florian Wagner-von Papp.

in Current Legal Problems

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law. 42140 words.

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“The Foundation of the Creation” and the “Laws Written on the Heavenly Tablets”

Aharon Shemesh.

in Halakhah in the Making

November 2009; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 6667 words.

Defining the basic characteristics of the halakhah in the scrolls and related literature makes it easier to sketch some of the processes of change that took place. It also makes it easier...

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J<span class="smallCaps">ason</span> H<span class="smallCaps">awke</span>. <i>Writing Authority: Elite Competition and Written Law in Early Greece</i>.

Zinon Papakonstantinou.

in The American Historical Review

February 2013; p ublished online February 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: World History. 754 words.

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The Gap in the Written Law and the Unwritable Act of Decision

Tracy McNulty.

in Wrestling with the Angel

June 2014; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Theory. 8870 words.

This chapter examines Carl Schmitt's claim, articulated in his 1922 book Political Theology, that there is a “gap” in the law corresponding to the place of the exception and that the...

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Uncertainty in the Formal Sources of International Law: Customary International Law and Some of Its Problems

Jörg Kammerhofer.

in European Journal of International Law

June 2004; p ublished online June 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Public International Law. 0 words.

Uncertainty abounds in international law and customary international law is no exception. This article seeks to delineate this uncertainty and explain its causes. Not only is there...

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The Shifting Foundations of International Law: A Decade of Forceful Measures against Iraq

Michael Byers.

in European Journal of International Law

February 2002; p ublished online February 2002 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Public International Law. 0 words.

Many of the authors who have written on the legal issues arising out of the United States' armed actions against Iraq in the decade following Operation Desert Storm have disagreed on the...

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Hungary, Refugees, and the Law of Return

MARYELLEN FULLERTON.

in International Journal of Refugee Law

October 1996; p ublished online October 1996 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration; Refugee Studies. 0 words.

In the past decade Hungary has transformed itself from a refugee producing country into a refugee receiving country. Between 1948 and 1988 only a few thousand refugees came to Hungary....

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Australia Adopts the ‘Real Danger’ Test for Arbitrator Bias

in Arbitration International

December 2010; p ublished online September 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Arbitration; Company and Commercial Law; Competition Law; Employment and Labour Law; Settlement of Disputes. 3368 words.

This note concerns recent changes to Australian international arbitration law that replace the existing common law ‘reasonable apprehension’ test for arbitrator bias with the ‘real danger’...

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