This Week’s New Books: Violence in Roman Egypt, The Employee, and All Necessary Measures

Violence in Roman Egypt
Violence in Roman Egypt: A Study in Legal Interpretation

Ari Z. Bryen

376 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 illus.

Cloth 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4508-0 | $75.00 | £49.00

A volume in the Empire and After series

Drawing on over a hundred papyrus petitions, one of the only sources of personal narrative from the Roman world, Ari Z. Bryen investigates how people living in Roman Egypt negotiated their relationships to local communities and the Empire through legal stories. Read more . . .

The Employee
The Employee: A Political History

Jean-Christian Vinel

336 pages | 6 x 9

Cloth Jul 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4524-0 | $47.50 | £31.00

A volume in the Politics and Culture in Modern America series

The Employee examines how American businesses dominated and influenced labor law as they pushed for an ever-narrower definition of "employee" and maneuvered to exclude workers from the right to organize. Read more . . .

All Necessary Measures
All Necessary Measures: The United Nations and Humanitarian Intervention

Carrie Booth Walling

328 pages | 6 x 9 | 16 illus.

Cloth 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4534-9 | $75.00 | £49.00

A volume in the Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights series

Carrie Booth Walling posits that the arguments Security Council members make about the cause and character of conflict and the source of sovereign authority in target states matter: they enable or constrain the use of military force in defense of human rights. Read more . . .

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