Law and Colonial Cultures Legal Regimes in World History, 1400-1900

ISBN-10: 052100926X
ISBN-13: 9780521009263
Edition: 2001
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Description: This text advances a different perspective in world history, arguing that institutions and culture serve as important elements of international order. The book uses case studies to trace a shift in plural legal orders.

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Book details

List price: $40.99
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/3/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 300
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

This text advances a different perspective in world history, arguing that institutions and culture serve as important elements of international order. The book uses case studies to trace a shift in plural legal orders.

Lauren Benton is Professor of History and Affiliated Professor of Law at New York University.  Her books include A Search for Sovereignty: Law and Geography in European Empires, 1400-1900 and Law and Colonial Cultures: Legal Regimes in World History, 1400-1900. 

Acknowledgements
Legal regimes and colonial cultures
Law in diaspora: the legal regime of the Atlantic world
Order out of trouble: jurisdictional tensions in Catholic and Islamic empires
A place for the state: legal pluralism as a colonial project in Bengal and West Africa
Subjects and witnesses: cultural and legal hierarchies in the Cape Colony and New South Wales
Constructing sovereignty: extra-territoriality in the Oriental Republic of Uruguay
Culture and the rule(s) of law
Bibliography
Index

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