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Law and colonial cultures : legal regimes in world history, 1400-1900

Author: Lauren Benton
Publisher: Cambridge [u.a.] : Cambridge Univ. Press, 2002.
Series: Studies in comparative world history
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. publView all editions and formats
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Argues that institutions and culture serve as important elements of international legal order.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lauren Benton
ISBN: 052100926X 9780521009263 0521804140 9780521804141
OCLC Number: 216746063
Awards: Winner of World History Association Book Prize 2003
Winner of James Willard Hurst Prize of the Law and Society Association 2003
Description: XIII, 285 S.
Contents: Acknowledgements; 1. Legal regimes and colonial cultures; 2. Law in diaspora: the legal regime of the Atlantic world; 3. Order out of trouble: jurisdictional tensions in Catholic and Islamic empires; 4. A place for the state: legal pluralism as a colonial project in Bengal and West Africa; 5. Subjects and witnesses: cultural and legal hierarchies in the Cape Colony and New South Wales; 6. Constructing sovereignty: extra-territoriality in the Oriental Republic of Uruguay; 7. Culture and the rule(s) of law; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Studies in comparative world history
Responsibility: Lauren Benton.

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