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Law and identity in mandate Palestine

Author: Assaf Likhovski
Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC : University of North Carolina Press, 2006.
Series: Studies in legal history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"One of the major questions facing the world today is the role of law in shaping identity and in balancing tradition with modernity. In an arid corner of the Mediterranean region in the first decades of the twentieth century, Mandate Palestine was confronting these very issues. Assaf Likhovski examines the legal history of Palestine, showing how law and identity interacted in a complex colonial society in which
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Genre/Form: History
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Likhovski, Assaf.
Law and identity in mandate Palestine.
Chapel Hill, NC : University of North Carolina Press, 2006
(OCoLC)607811764
Online version:
Likhovski, Assaf.
Law and identity in mandate Palestine.
Chapel Hill, NC : University of North Carolina Press, 2006
(OCoLC)631057155
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Assaf Likhovski
ISBN: 0807830178 9780807830178
OCLC Number: 62421234
Description: xi, 312 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Structure, jurisdiction, and identity --
Cultural images and the substance of law --
Case law and the reflection of identity --
Legislation and the representation of identity --
Legal education and the formation of identity --
Crafting law to fit identity --
Limiting identity in law --
Arab lawyers and French identity --
Arif al-Arif and nomadic identity.
Series Title: Studies in legal history.
Responsibility: Assaf Likhovski.
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