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The Eye of the Law: Two Essays on Legal History
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Publication date October 27, 2008
Pages 75
Binding Paperback
Edition 1
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780415472746
ISBN-10 0415472741
Dimensions 0.25 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.30 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $50.95
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Written by the eminent German legal historian, Michael Stolleis, these two ‘Essays on Legal History’ offer an original and compelling history of the symbolism through which law is characterised as being 'above' us. In ‘The Eye of the Law’, the history of this metaphor is followed from antiquity through to the present day: from the Greek Eye of Justice, the eye of the impartial judge of the Underworld, the Eye of God watching past, present and future, the Eye of the Prince, guiding his subjects, to the almighty Eye of the Law. While our belief in the law may have become brittle, nothing escapes what is now the Eye of Big Brother. ‘In the Name of the Law’ takes up the various formulas used to legitimate the decisions of the courts, from the times of absolutism over the 19th century until today. The speaker who speaks in the name of a higher being underlines his function: his authority comes from above. And it is ‘in the name of’ god, king, people, state, nation, or law, that a weak, earthly, justice receives its support.

 

 

 



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9780415472746 | details & prices | 75 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.25 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $50.95
About: Written by the eminent German legal historian, Michael Stolleis, these two ‘Essays on Legal History’ offer an original and compelling history of the symbolism through which law is characterised as being 'above' us.
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from Taylor & Francis (September 17, 2008)
9780203889817 | details & prices | 96 pages | List price $41.95

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