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Aboriginal Law

Aboriginal Law   Reference library

The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

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2009
Subject:
Law, History
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1,100 words
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Prior to British colonization of Australia in 1788, the continent had been inhabited by natives known as Aboriginal Australians

Absolutism

Absolutism   Reference library

The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

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2009
Subject:
Law, History
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2,137 words
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In western European history, during the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries, absolutism was the prevailing form of monarchy. The princely

Academics

Academics   Reference library

The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, History
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5,886 words
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The formal teaching of law in the United States has passed from individual attorneys acting as masters to their apprentices,

Administrative Agencies

Administrative Agencies   Reference library

The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

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2009
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Law, History
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6,524 words
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In even the most rudimentary governmental structure, executive power—the power to implement a law enacted by the legislature—cannot be exercised

Advocate

Advocate   Reference library

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2009
Subject:
Law, History
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4,239 words
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[This entry contains two subentries, on advocates in ancient Athens and in medieval and post- medieval Roman law. See

Afghanistan, Islamic Law in

Afghanistan, Islamic Law in   Reference library

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2009
Subject:
Law, History
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3,861 words
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Much of Shariʿa has, in the course of time, been integrated into the social, govermental, and cultural fabric of Afghanistan.

African Law, Sub-Saharan

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2009
Subject:
Law, History
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36,117 words
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[This entry contains three subentries on sub-saharan African law in the precolonial period, in the colonial period, and after

Agricultural Contracts and Sharecropping in Islamic Law

Agricultural Contracts and Sharecropping in Islamic Law   Reference library

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2009
Subject:
Law, History
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1,211 words
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Agricultural contracts in Islamic law can be best viewed on the basis of the idea that a number of elements

Alcohol and Drugs

Alcohol and Drugs   Reference library

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, History
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7,332 words
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[This entry contains three subentries, on alcohol and drugs in Chinese law, in Islamic law, and in United States

Ancient Greek Law

Ancient Greek Law   Reference library

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2009
Subject:
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28,725 words
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[This entry contains six subentries, an overview and historical survey and discussion of sources, origins, the archaic period, Hellenistic

Ancient Near Eastern Law

Ancient Near Eastern Law   Reference library

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2009
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Law, History
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The ancient Near East is what historians call the area now known as the Middle East before its conquest by

Anglo-Saxon Law

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2009
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6,603 words
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The law of the various Germanic peoples who conquered much of Britain in the fifth and sixth centuries laid the

Antitrust

Antitrust   Reference library

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2009
Subject:
Law, History
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4,437 words
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Antitrust law consists of a body of statutes, judicial decisions, and enforcement activities designed to check business activities that pose

Apportionment and Reapportionment

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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

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2009
Subject:
Law, History
Length:
3,510 words
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Before any votes are cast or any ballots counted, the possibilities for democratic politics are constrained. Contrary to common rhetorical

Arab Countries, Islamic Law in

Arab Countries, Islamic Law in   Reference library

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2009
Subject:
Law, History
Length:
3,985 words
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[This entry includes two subentries, an overview of Islamic law in Arab countries and discussion of Islamic law in

Argentina

Argentina   Reference library

The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

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2009
Subject:
Law, History
Length:
1,193 words
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Up to the nineteenth-century codifications, the legal system of the Argentine Federal Republic, the world's eighth-largest country, was the result

Arms, Right to Bear

Arms, Right to Bear   Reference library

The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

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2009
Subject:
Law, History
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5,494 words
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On Thursday, June 26, 2008, a closely divided U.S. Supreme Court in the case of District of Columbia v. Heller

Articles of Confederation

Articles of Confederation   Reference library

The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

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2009
Subject:
Law, History
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1,370 words
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The Articles of Confederation were the formal charter of the government of the United States until they were superseded by

AŚoka

AŚoka   Reference library

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2009
Subject:
Law, History
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569 words
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The Indian emperor Aśoka of the Maurya dynasty reigned over northeastern India (Magadha) as well as over parts of the

Australia

Australia   Reference library

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, History
Length:
5,644 words
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The first fleet of British and Irish convicts, soldiers, and civilians arrived at Sydney harbor in eastern Australia in January

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