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Bibliography: About the Proceedings

Publishing History of the Proceedings

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Value of the Proceedings as Historical Evidence

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  • Langbein, J. H. The Origins of Adversary Criminal Trial. Oxford, 2003.
  • May, Allyson. The Bar and the Old Bailey, 1750-1850. Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and London, 2003.


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