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Whitman, James Q. 1957-

Overview
Works: 55 works in 151 publications in 6 languages and 5,678 library holdings
Genres: History  Drawings  Military history 
Roles: Author, Honoree
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Most widely held works about James Q Whitman
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Most widely held works by James Q Whitman
The verdict of battle : the law of victory and the making of modern war by James Q Whitman( )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Today, war is considered a last resort for resolving disagreements. But a day of staged slaughter on the battlefield was once seen as a legitimate means of settling political disputes. James Whitman argues that pitched battle was essentially a trial with a lawful verdict. And when this contained form of battle ceased to exist, the law of victory gave way to the rule of unbridled force. The Verdict of Battle explains why the ritualized violence of the past was more effective than modern warfare in bringing carnage to an end, and why humanitarian laws that cling to a notion of war as evil have led to longer, more barbaric conflicts
The legacy of Roman law in the German romantic era : historical vision and legal change by James Q Whitman( )

15 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and held by 1,261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Well after the process of codification had begun elsewhere in nineteenth-century Europe, ancient Roman law remained in use in Germany, expounded by brilliant scholars and applied in both urban and rural courts. The survival of this flourishing Roman legal culture into the industrial era is a familiar fact, but until now little effort has been made to explain it outside the province of specialized legal history. James Whitman seeks to remedy this neglect by exploring the broad political and cultural significance of German Roman law, emphasizing the hope on the part of German Roman lawyers that they could in some measure revive the Roman social order in their own society. Discussing the background of Romantic era law in the law of the Reformation, Whitman makes the great German tradition of legal scholarship more accessible to all those interested in German history. Drawing on treatises already known to legal historians as well as on previously unexploited records of legal practice, Whitman traces the traditions that allowed nineteenth-century German lawyers like Savigny to present themselves as uniquely "impartial" and "unpolitical." This book will be of particular interest to students of the many German thinkers who were trained as Roman lawyers, among them Marx and Weber.--
Harsh justice : criminal punishment and the widening divide between America and Europe by James Q Whitman( Book )

24 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: Criminal punishment in America is harsh and degrading-more so than anywhere else in the liberal west. Executions and long prison terms are commonplace in America. Countries like France and Germany, by contrast, are systematically mild. European offenders are rarely sent to prison, and when they are, they serve far shorter terms than their American counterparts. Why is America so comparatively harsh? In this novel work of comparative legal history, James Whitman argues that the answer lies in America's triumphant embrace of a non-hierarchical social system and distrust of state power which have contributed to a law of punishment that is more willing to degrade offenders
Hitler's American model : the United States and the making of Nazi race law by James Q Whitman( Book )

12 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and French and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nazism triumphed in Germany during the high era of Jim Crow laws in the United States. Did the American regime of racial oppression in any way inspire the Nazis? The unsettling answer is yes. In Hitler's American Model, James Whitman presents a detailed investigation of the American impact on the notorious Nuremberg Laws, the centerpiece anti-Jewish legislation of the Nazi regime. Contrary to those who have insisted that there was no meaningful connection between American and German racial repression, Whitman demonstrates that the Nazis took a real, sustained, significant, and revealing interest in American race policies. As Whitman shows, the Nuremberg Laws were crafted in an atmosphere of considerable attention to the precedents American race laws had to offer. German praise for American practices, already found in Hitler's Mein Kampf, was continuous throughout the early 1930s, and the most radical Nazi lawyers were eager advocates of the use of American models. But while Jim Crow segregation was one aspect of American law that appealed to Nazi radicals, it was not the most consequential one. Rather, both American citizenship and anti-miscegenation laws proved directly relevant to the two principal Nuremberg Laws--the Citizenship Law and the Blood Law. Whitman looks at the ultimate, ugly irony that when Nazis rejected American practices, it was sometimes not because they found them too enlightened, but too harsh. Indelibly linking American race laws to the shaping of Nazi policies in Germany, Hitler's American Model upends understandings of America's influence on racist practices in the wider world"--
The origins of reasonable doubt : theological roots of the criminal trial by James Q Whitman( Book )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To be convicted of a crime in the United States. a person must be proven guilty "beyond a reasonable doubt." But what is reasonable doubt? Even sophisticated legal experts find this fundamental doctrine difficult to explain. In this accessible book, James Q. Whitman digs deep into the history of the law and discovers that we have lost sight of the original purpose of "reasonable doubt." It was not originally a legal rule at all, he shows, but a theological one." "The rule as we understand it today is intended to protect the accused. But Whitman traces its history back through centuries of Christian theology and common-law history to reveal that the original concern was to protect the souls of jurors. In Christian tradition, a person who experienced doubt yet convicted an innocent defendant was guilty of a mortal sin. Jurors fearful for their own souls were reassured that they were safe, as long as their doubts were not "reasonable." Today, the old rule of reasonable doubt survives, but it has been turned to different purposes. The result is confusion for jurors, and a serious moral challenge for our system of justice."--Jacket
Harsh justice : America's solitary place in the liberal West by James Q Whitman( )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Criminal justice in America is harsh and degrading when compared to other countries in the West. By contrast, France and Germany are systematically mild. Whitman suggests that the difference results from America's non-hierarchical social system and distrust of state power
Hitlers amerikanisches Vorbild : wie die USA die Rassengesetze der Nationalsozialisten inspirierten by James Q Whitman( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in German and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kakokuna shihō = Harsh justice : Hikakushi de yomitoku amerika no genbatsuka by James Q Whitman( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hitler's American model : the United States and the making of nazi race law by James Q Whitman( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nazism triumphed in Germany during the high era of Jim Crow laws in the United States. Did the American regime of racial oppression in any way inspire the Nazis' The unsettling answer is yes. In Hitler's American Model, James Whitman presents a detailed investigation of the American impact on the notorious Nuremberg Laws, the centerpiece anti-Jewish legislation of the Nazi regime. Contrary to those who have insisted that there was no meaningful connection between American and German racial repression, Whitman demonstrates that the Nazis took a real, sustained, significant, and revealing interest in American race policies. As Whitman shows, the Nuremberg Laws were crafted in an atmosphere of considerable attention to the precedents American race laws had to offer. German praise for American practices, already found in Hitler's Mein Kampf, was continuous throughout the early 1930s, and the most radical Nazi lawyers were eager advocates of the use of American models. But while Jim Crow segregation was one aspect of American law that appealed to Nazi radicals, it was not the most consequential one. Rather, both American citizenship and antimiscegenation laws proved directly relevant to the two principal Nuremberg Laws-the Citizenship Law and the Blood Law. Whitman looks at the ultimate, ugly irony that when Nazis rejected American practices, it was sometimes not because they found them too enlightened, but too harsh. Indelibly linking American race laws to the shaping of Nazi policies in Germany, Hitler's American Model upends understandings of America's influence on racist practices in the wider world
Cameron's proposed monthly line of steamers between Panama and Australia by James Q Whitman( Book )

2 editions published in 1855 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rule of Roman law in romantic Germany, 1790-1860 by James Q Whitman( )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hitorā no moderu wa amerika datta : Hō shisutemu ni yoru junketsu no tsuikyū by James Q Whitman( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Two Western Cultures of Privacy: Dignity Versus Liberty by James Q Whitman( )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behead Roll Tell by Courtney Burke( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Behead Roll Tell by Courtney Burke and James Whitman is an astonishing tour-de-force of linocut printing: Inside are ten full-page ink jet prints and ten full-page 1 and 2 colour linocut prints on two shades of blue paper. The cover is a linocut printed in silver ink on heavy wine-coloured stock. ... Printed in an edition of 50 signed and numbered copies."--Perro Verlag website
Jo 'n James : [drawings] by Jo Cook( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A small, select sample of more than 100 collaborative drawings exhibited by these two artists at Access Artist Run Centre in Vancouver, Canada, in 2003."--Perro Verlag website
The foul girl relaxes by James Q Whitman( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When James Whitman isn't drawing he can often be found whistling and singing. One day James asked the award-winning animator Barry Doupé to write some lyrics for him to sing. This songbook with Barry's lyrics and James's performance notations is the result of their collaboration. Also included are 12 new collaborative drawings by Barry and James produced especially for the book."--publisher's website
Zhan zheng zhi yu : sheng li zhi fa yu xian dai zhan zheng xing tai de xing cheng by James Q Whitman( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Chinese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu fen wei 6 zhang, Fen bie wei hui zhan wei he zhi de guan zhu, Zhan yi de hao du, Dui zhan zheng hui bao ju li li zheng, Jun zhu dui jun shi li liang de long duan, Zhen de you gui ze ma, Hui zhan de xiao wang
The legacy of roman law in the german romantic era : historical vision and legal change by James Q Whitman( )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Human Dignity" in Europe and the United States : the Social Foundations by James Q Whitman( )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Altered Art Treasures, 1456-1960 by Jo Cook( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Harsh justice : America's solitary place in the liberal West
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Harsh justice : criminal punishment and the widening divide between America and EuropeThe origins of reasonable doubt : theological roots of the criminal trialHarsh justice : America's solitary place in the liberal West
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