The book is designed for anyone interested in the theory and history of the detective story.
This monograph is the first comprehensive study of the formation and development of the concept of personal rights and freedoms in the Russian Empire in the second half of 19th and early 20th century. It undertakes a systematic analysis of the problem of rights and freedoms of the individual in light of the theoretical developments by Russian law theorists, and the implementation of their ideas in the form of legislative acts and bills which establishing the rights of Russian citizens. Included material shows how the constitutional reform of the beginning of the 20th century, purported to secure political and civil rights for the subjects of the Russian Empire, also helped modernize the Russian state and its legal system, to form constitutional sense of justice.
This book brings together a wide range of sources and is addressed to lawyers, historians, researchers in other social sciences, as well as all those interested in human rights.
The book is dedicated to the work of a renowned Russian-French legal scholar of the 20th century, one of the founders of the sociology of law as a research area, Georgy Davidovich Gurvich (1894–1965). The thinker’s concepts are narrated in the context of his intellectual biography, which makes it possible to better understanding the twists and turns in the development of the scholar’s views. The book consists of two major parts. The first, an analytical section, sheds light on Gurvich’s life course and analyses the key points of his doctrine and concepts. The second includes the scholar’s works, some previously unpublished, as well as a number of archival biographical and epistolary materials.
The book is intended for students of sociology, law, and philosophy, and humanities teachers, as well as for a wide audience interested in the history of legal thought and wanting to deepen their knowledge about the connections between law and society.