The Law Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
Discover the big ideas behind more than 90 of history's most important legal rulings and milestone laws - from the earliest civilisations to the 21st century.
From the philosophical, religious and moral codes of the world's earliest societies, such as the Law Code of Hammurabi and the Ten Commandments, through groundbreaking legislation such as the Book of Punishments, Magna Carta and the Slavery Abolition Act, The Law Book offers an engaging and accessible overview of legal history across the world all the way into the 21st century with copyright in the digital age, gay marriage and the "right to be forgotten".
With entries on the fight for universal suffrage and workers' rights and the establishment of international legal bodies like Interpol and the European Court of Justice, The Law Book explores and explains the stories behind each milestone development.
Using the Big Ideas series' trademark combination of authoritative, informative text, The Law Book makes each entry accessible and easy to understand. Packed with inspirational quotations and more, it offers essential listening for anyone with a professional or personal interest in law, the legal system or history and social change.
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|Listening Length||15 hours and 43 minutes|
|Audible.com.au Release Date||03 September 2020|
|Best Sellers Rank|| 93,005 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
18 in Law History
43 in Legal Reference
137 in Legal History (Books)
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So far, I’m about halfway through the book and I feel it is an excellent purchase, particularly for someone like myself who knows very little about the laws that govern us and how many of them came about in the first place. Highly recommended.
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The first law of the sea was the Rex Rhoda of 500 BCE see the uniting of three city states of Rhodes as one federal state, and conquered by the Romans in 146 BCE, the Rhodian Sea Law were enacted and remained influential up to the 13th century. The story and significance of the Magna Carta marks another landmark in this book.
The rise of the rule of law is explained through several chapters including one on the Hague Conventions, and the well-known English case of Donoghue v Stevenson that propelled the law of negligence into the common law world. This case is well summarised and discussed that a first-year law student might find that it is all he needs for class.
Like all books in this series by DK Penguin, every topic is supported by maps and photographs, as well as snippets of side stories. For example, in the chapter on the International Court of Justice, there is a side note on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. What may prove most fascinating is the role of law in the current age of seeming chaos. ‘Law in the Modern Age’ touches on subjects that affect all of us – laws concerning the environment, scientific research, and people under disability.