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Philology Among the Disciplines (II): Roles, Limits, Goals

by John Raimo

“Those who don’t know, do theory.” As per Nikolaus Wegmann, this slogan of modern philology touches upon something odd this “ancient form of knowledge” and its persistence into the present day. 1,816 more words

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Lewes History Group: Bulletin 59, June 2015

Please note: this Bulletin is being put on the website one month after publication. If you would like to receive the Bulletin by email as soon as it is published, please… 961 more words


Today in Legal History

July 1st, 1543

England and Scotland sign the Peace of Greenwich.

Following the Scottish defeat at the Battle of Solway Moss the previous year, England and Scotland signed the treaties of Greenwich on 1st July, 1543. 89 more words

Young Lawyer Blog

The Origins of the “Potted Plant?”

My latest project (when I can spare the time) involves reading CAAF decisions from the 1951-1952, 1968-1969, 1994-1995, and 2014-2015 term. I’m up to the 1994-1995 term now, and came across an interesting footnote. 413 more words

Military Legal History

A choice of languages

A year ago I wrote here about my efforts to repair the bilingual interface of my website Rechtshistorie. Due to a technical problem caused by the very progress of the engine behind it the navigation menu offering access in both English and Dutch had broken down definitely. 579 more words

Legal History

Some notes on the history of tolerance

Tolerance and intolerance are themes at the center of many contemporary debates, and their prominence has become stronger after the tragic events in France on January 7 and 8, 2015. 2,917 more words

Legal History

Ensuring that Sunday is a day of rest

This is a court ruling from 1926 affirming that it was wrong to sell gasoline on Sundays:

Defendant was indicted for violating a city ordinance which prohibited, under penalty, the sale of goods, wares and merchandise on Sunday, and provided that “charity or necessity on the part of the customer may be shown in justification of the violation of this ordinance.”

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