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The Resource Thieves in court : the making of the German legal system in the nineteenth century, Rebekka Habermas ; translated by Kathleen Mitchell Dell{u2019}Orto

Thieves in court : the making of the German legal system in the nineteenth century, Rebekka Habermas ; translated by Kathleen Mitchell Dell{u2019}Orto

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Thieves in court : the making of the German legal system in the nineteenth century
Title
Thieves in court
Title remainder
the making of the German legal system in the nineteenth century
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Rebekka Habermas ; translated by Kathleen Mitchell Dell{u2019}Orto
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Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
From the seemingly insignificant theft of some bread and a dozen apples in nineteenth century rural Germany, to the high courts and modern-day property laws, this English-language translation of Habermas' Diebe vor Gericht explores how everyday incidents of petty stealing and the ordinary people involved in these cases came to shape the current legal system. Habermas draws from an unusual cache of archival documents of theft cases, tracing the evolution and practice of the legal system of Germany through the nineteenth century. This close reading, relying on approaches of legal anthropology, challenges long-standing narratives of legal development, state building, and modern notions of the rule of law. Ideal for legal historians and scholars of modern German and nineteenth-century European history, this innovative volume steps outside the classic narratives of legal history and gives an insight into the interconnectedness of social, legal and criminal history
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UkCbUP
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1959-
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Habermas, Rebekka
Dewey number
349.4309/034
Index
index present
LC call number
KK8648
LC item number
.H3313 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Publications of the German Historical Institute
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Theft
  • Criminal law
Label
Thieves in court : the making of the German legal system in the nineteenth century, Rebekka Habermas ; translated by Kathleen Mitchell Dell{u2019}Orto
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 25 Nov 2016)
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Acknowledgements; Abbreviations of the laws; Introduction; Part I. What Is Theft? Thieves and Jurists - Questions of Honor and Property: 1. Who are the thieves and who are the victims? 2. How does a person end up in court - why does something go on the record? 3. The theft happens - from act to crime; Part II. How Law Is Made: Evidence Production: 4. Techniques for finding truth - the slow production of the state of law; 5. Techniques for finding truth and other kinds of knowledge formation: how can a new outlook be put into practice?; 6. Techniques for finding truth: how do people become jurists, and how does property come into being?; Part III. In the Courtroom, or What Is Law?: 7. Reforms for more legal equality, justice, and public openness?; 8. The meaninglessness of jury courts for justice; 9. Legitimation through procedure; 10. Irritations, dissonances, and various other matters: more than just theater; Conclusion; Bibliography
Control code
CR9781107110755
Edition
English edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 349 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107046771
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
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remote
Label
Thieves in court : the making of the German legal system in the nineteenth century, Rebekka Habermas ; translated by Kathleen Mitchell Dell{u2019}Orto
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 25 Nov 2016)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Acknowledgements; Abbreviations of the laws; Introduction; Part I. What Is Theft? Thieves and Jurists - Questions of Honor and Property: 1. Who are the thieves and who are the victims? 2. How does a person end up in court - why does something go on the record? 3. The theft happens - from act to crime; Part II. How Law Is Made: Evidence Production: 4. Techniques for finding truth - the slow production of the state of law; 5. Techniques for finding truth and other kinds of knowledge formation: how can a new outlook be put into practice?; 6. Techniques for finding truth: how do people become jurists, and how does property come into being?; Part III. In the Courtroom, or What Is Law?: 7. Reforms for more legal equality, justice, and public openness?; 8. The meaninglessness of jury courts for justice; 9. Legitimation through procedure; 10. Irritations, dissonances, and various other matters: more than just theater; Conclusion; Bibliography
Control code
CR9781107110755
Edition
English edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 349 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107046771
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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