Of Doubt and Proof

Author: Daniela Berti
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317086163
Format: PDF
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All institutions concerned with the process of judging - whether it be deciding between alternative courses of action, determining a judge’s professional integrity, assigning culpability for an alleged crime, or ruling on the credibility of an asylum claimant - are necessarily directly concerned with the question of doubt. By putting ritual and judicial settings into comparative perspective, in contexts as diverse as Indian and Taiwanese divination and international cricket, as well as legal processes in France, the UK, India, Denmark, and Ghana, this book offers a comprehensive and novel perspective on techniques for casting and dispelling doubt, and the roles they play in achieving verdicts or decisions that appear both valid and just. Broadening the theoretical understandings of the social role of doubt, both in social science and in law, the authors present these understandings in ways that not only contribute to academic knowledge but are also useful to professionals and other participants engaged in the process of judging. This collection will consequently be of great interest to academics researching in the fields of legal anthropology, ritual studies, legal sociology, criminology, and socio-legal studies.

Law Between Buildings

Author: Nestor Davidson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317107616
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The rich field of urban law has thus far lacked a holistic and concerted scholarly focus on comparative and global perspectives. This work offers new inroads into the global and comparative streams within urban law by presenting emerging frameworks and approaches to topics ranging from urban housing and land use to legal informality and consumer financial protection. The volume brings together a group of international urban legal scholars to highlight emergent global, interdisciplinary perspectives within the field of urban law, particularly as they have import for comparative legal analysis. The book presents a timely addition to the literature given the urgent legal issues that continue to surface in an age of rapid urbanization and globalization.

Das Geld anderer Leute

Author: Justin Cartwright
Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag
ISBN: 3827074827
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Die Londoner Bank Tubal & Co steckt in den größten Schwierigkeiten ihrer 300-jährigen Geschichte. Denn Sohn Julian hat das familieneigene Geldhaus durch riskante Spekulationen ruiniert. Doch das muss er zunächst vor seinem greisen Vater - und dem Rest der Welt - geheim halten, um den Verkauf an einen Investor nicht zu gefährden. Zu dumm, dass ihm dabei auch noch ein abgerissener Theatermacher in Cornwall, eine schüchterne Provinzjournalistin und, gewissermaßen, sogar Daniel Day Lewis in die Quere kommen ... Whitbread-Preisträger Justin Cartright zeichnet ein brillantes, komisches und dabei absolut realistisches Sittenbild unserer Zeit.

Einf hrung in die geistlichen und weltlichen Wissenschaften Institutiones divinarum et saecularium litterarum

Author: Cassiodorus Senator Flavius Magnus Aurelius
Publisher: Georg Olms Verlag
ISBN: 348715207X
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„Welch gesegnetes Unterfangen und rühmenswerter Eifer, den Menschen mit der (schreibenden) Hand zu predigen und ihnen das Heil schweigend darzureichen!“ Mit diesen Worten preist Cassiodor die Arbeit seiner Mönche in dem von ihm gegründeten Kloster Vivarium bei Squillace in Unteritalien. Diese Arbeit bestand vor allem im Kopieren der Werke der antiken Literatur; Cassiodors spätantiker Klosterbetrieb wurde in der Folgezeit Vorbild für viele Schreibstuben des Mittelalters, und ohne die Mönche des Vivarium wäre die Literatur der Antike größtenteils verlorengegangen. Ziel der vorliegender Arbeit ist es, neben der quellengeschichtlichen Analyse des langen und vielfältigen Traditionszusammenhanges, in welchem Cassiodor steht, auch diejenigen Aspekte an Cassiodors Schaffen und Persönlichkeit aufzuzeigen, die von der bisherigen Forschung eher vernachlässigt worden sind ( u.a. kompositorische Eigenart und stilistischer Rang der Institutiones). “What a blessed purpose and praiseworthy zeal to preach to men with the (writing) hand and silently to offer them salvation!” In these words, Cassiodorus praised the work of his monks in the monastery he founded at Vivarium near Squillace in southern Italy. This work consisted primarily of copying works of classical literature; Cassiodorus’s monastic workshop in late antiquity later became the model for many scriptoria of the Middle Ages, and without the monks of Vivarium, much of classical literature would have been lost. As well as examining and analysing the historical sources of the long and varied tradition in which Cassiodorus stands, this study seeks to show those aspects of Cassiodorus’s work and character which have been somewhat neglected in previous research (including compositional characteristics and the stylistic level of the institution).