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Napoleon, Divorce and Women's Rights

It’s been a while since I reblogged an article from one of my favorite blogs, ArtLark. This piece on the famous divorce of Napoleon and Josephine and its effect on women’s rights is quite timely, because I just released an episode of my Second Decade podcast about Napoleon (specifically Napoleon in Russia). 58 more words

Finding Suriname's legal history

Dutch colonial history is a subject which since 1975 with the Surinam independence sometimes came into view and in other periods seemed to recede into the shadows of neglect and disinterest. 1,266 more words

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Law and art at Bruges

The close relations between law and art are a phenomenon which increasingly receives scholarly attention. In fact legal historians and other legal scholars in other disciplines have created a special field for studying the symbiotic appearance of law, legal iconography. 896 more words

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A Little Sandbar in Chicago

All significant biographies of Abraham Lincoln mention the “Sandbar Case” as important in Lincoln’s legal career. The case garners attention mostly because it is one of the rare Lincoln cases for which there is a complete trial transcript, as court reporting was not a professionalized or regulated practice in antebellum courtrooms. 1,750 more words

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A digital approach to Roman lawgiving

Sometimes you can happily live with the impression that all Roman laws are to be found within the pages of the Corpus Iuris Civilis, the mighty collection with the Justinian Digest, his Institutiones, Codex and theĀ Novellae. 1,001 more words

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Powers around the corner: Musing about old houses

Many blogs honour the tradition of a seasonal post for the end of the year. Alas I cannot offer you recent pictures of Utrecht with snow, but over the years I have found another thread for my contribution to this genre. 1,326 more words

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Guest Post: Candace Jackson Gray interviews Paul Finkelman

Paul Finkelman is currently the John E. Murray Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where he teaches Constitutional Law and a seminar on the law of slavery. 2,580 more words