Law and colonial cultures : legal regimes in world history, 1400-1900 / Lauren Benton.

Published
  • Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press 2002
Physical description
1 online resource (301 p.)
ISBN
  • 1-107-12357-7
  • 1-280-15949-9
  • 0-511-11964-X
  • 0-511-04164-0
  • 0-511-15576-X
  • 0-511-32888-5
  • 0-511-51211-2
  • 0-511-04391-0
Notes
  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • English
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-282) and index.
Contents
  • Cover; Half-title; Series-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; ONE Legal Regimes and Colonial Cultures; TWO Law in Diaspora; THREE Order out of Trouble; FOUR A Place for the State; FIVE Subjects and Witnesses; SIX Constructing Sovereignty; SEVEN Culture and the Rule(s) of Law; Bibliography; Index
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  • Bibliography
  • Electronic books.
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Language
  • English
  • Advances a new perspective in world history, arguing that institutions and culture serve as important elements of international order. Focusing on colonial legal politics, it uses case studies to trace a shift from the multicentric law of early empires to the state-centered law of the colonial world.

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