The Rule of Laws: A 4000-year Quest to Order the World (Hardback)Fernanda Pirie (author)
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Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Number of pages: 576
Weight: 880 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 56 mm
The Rule of Laws offers a pathbreaking and stimulating account of how societies across different regions and epochs drew upon secular, sacred, and scholarly traditions to create laws that organized the lives of their citizens ... This expansive narrative challenges what we think we know about legal history and the assumptions we make about law's future -- Edward J. Watts, author * Mortal Republic: How Rome Fell into Tyranny *
The Rule of Laws is a fascinating, comprehensive study that forces us to think again about what law is, and why it matters ... For those who want to understand why human society has emerged as it has, this is essential reading -- Rana Mitter, author * China's Good War *
Agile [and] convincing ... A valuable study for students of the law and its evolution over the millennia * Kirkus *
In this panoramic history, Pirie tells the story of the rise and fall of systems of law across the civilizations, empires, and societies of the ancient and modern world ... Pirie argues that if the history of law has a common theme, it is that laws are not simply rules -- G. John Ikenberry * Foreign Affairs *
An intriguing synthesis of the history of global legal codes and their origins -- Jeffrey Meyer * Library Journal *
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