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Rage for Order The British Empire and the Origins of International Law, 1800-1850

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ISBN-10: 0674986857

ISBN-13: 9780674986855

Edition: 2018

Authors: Lauren Benton, Lisa Ford

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International law burst on the scene as a new field in the late nineteenth century. Where did it come from? Rage for Order finds the origins of international law in empires--especially in the British Empire's sprawling efforts to refashion the imperial constitution and use it to order the world in the early part of that century. "Rage for Order is a book of exceptional range and insight. Its successes are numerous. At a time when questions of law and legalism are attracting more and more attention from historians of 19th-century Britain and its empire, but still tend to be considered within very specific contexts, its sweep and ambition are particularly welcome...Rage for Order is a book…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2018
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 9/28/2018
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 7.40" wide x 9.17" long x 0.72" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

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. 

Lisa Ford is Lecturer in History at the University of New South Wales.