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Catherine Bernard

(1663–1712?), French novelist, playwright, and poet. Born in Rouen to a comfortable Huguenot family, she moved to Paris to pursue her literary interests. Bernard wrote four ...

Popular Images of the Court

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Maxwell Bloomfield

The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Law
Length:
4,820 words

...of problems that were at once controversial and inherently dramatic, such as the rights of suspects in state criminal proceedings. Certain advances in the art of judicial biography also increased the attractiveness of the Court as a literary subject. The spectacular success of Catherine Drinker Bowen 's A Yankee from Olympus ( 1944 )—which was in turn a best‐selling book, a play, a movie, and a television drama—emphasized that there was a definite market for gossipy stories about the private life of a colorful judicial personality. Mrs. Bowen's sentimental,...

Fraud

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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, History
Length:
3,725 words

...pp. 119–169. Tübingen, Germany: H. Laupp, 1858. Mentxaka Elexpe, Rosa María . “ Stellionatus. ” Bullettino dell’ Istituto di Diritto Romano “Vittorio Scialoja” 3d ser. 30 (1988): 277–335. An interpretation (in Spanish) of Roman stellionatus , accurate in every detail. Samet, Catherine . Naissance de l’escroquerie moderne du XVIIIe au début du XIXe siècle: La naissance de la notion d’escroquerie d’après la jurisprudence du Châtelet et du Parlement de Paris durant le siècle de Louis XV (1700–1790) . Paris: L’Harmattan, 2005. A modern account, worth reading, of...

Slavery

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Niels Peter Lemche, Jennifer A. Glancy, and Catherine Hezser

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Law

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Religion, Law
Length:
12,308 words

...Early Church and Today . Minneapolis: Fortress, 2011. Gulak, Alexander . Das Urkundenwesen im Talmud: Im Lichte der griechisch-ägyptischen Papyri und des griechischen und römischen Rechts . Jerusalem: Mass, 1935. Hezser, Catherine . Jewish Slavery in Antiquity . New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005a. Hezser, Catherine . “ ‘The Slave of a Scholar Is Like a Scholar’: Stories about Rabbis and Their Slaves in the Babylonian Talmud.” In Creation and Composition: The Contribution of the Bavli Redactors (Stammaim) to the Aggada , edited by ...

Louise Arbour

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Encyclopedia of Human Rights

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Social sciences
Length:
2,743 words

...the country's highest civilian honor, “for her contributions to the Canadian justice system and for her dedication to the advancement of human rights throughout the world.” She has been awarded more than thirty honorary doctorates. Arbour has three children—Emilie, Patrick, and Catherine Taman—and one grandchild. Assessment Louise Arbour has made important contribution to human rights at both the institutional and substantive levels. As a senior officer of the two ad hoc international criminal tribunals, and then as the head of the OHCHR, she steered all of...

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