The Great Trials of World History and the Lessons They Teach Us

Author(s): Douglas O. Linder
Series: Great Courses
Genre: Law
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (12.18 hours)
Product Number: Z100108320
Released: Feb 06, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781682769249
Narrator/s: Douglas O. Linder
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"No understanding of the past is complete without an understanding of the legal battles and struggles that have done so much to shape it. Inside a survey of world history's greatest trials are the key insights to critical issues we still talk about today, including freedom of speech, the death penalty, religious freedom, and the meaning of equality. Join Professor Linder for these 24 lectures that investigate important legal cases from around the world and across the centuries. From the trials of Socrates in ancient Athens and Thomas More in Henry VIII's England to the Nuremburg Trials in the wake of World War II and the media frenzy of the O. J. Simpson murder case, you'll discover what each of these trials has to teach us about ourselves and our civilization. Professor Linder takes you back in time to revisit some of history's most famous trials from fresh perspectives that ground them in the evolution of human ideas of law and justice, including the Salem Witch Trials, and the Scopes "Monkey" Trial. You'll also encounter less familiar (but equally important) legal battles, including medieval trials by ordeal and the Trial of Giordano Bruno, which would impact the later trial of Galileo. For years, Professor Linder has studied the fascinating intersection between history and jurisprudence. Now he's crafted these lectures to share that fascination with you."

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Author(s): Douglas O. Linder
Narrator(s): Douglas O. Linder
Genre: Law
Product Number GV0741
Released: Apr 26, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781501999017

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