Law and colonial cultures : legal regimes in world history, 1400-1900 / Lauren Benton.
- Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press 2002
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- Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-282) and index.
- 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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- 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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