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Law and Colonial Cultures: Legal Regimes in World History, 1400-1900 (Movements in Modern Art)

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Argues that institutions and culture serve as important elements of international legal order.

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This book advances a new perspective in world history, arguing that institutions and culture--and not just the global economy--serve as important elements of international order. Focusing on colonial legal politics and the interrelation of local cultural contests and institutional change, it uses case studies to trace a shift in plural legal orders--from the multicentric law of early empires to the state-centered law of the colonial and postcolonial world. Benton shows how Indigenous subjects across time were active in making, changing, and interpreting the law--and, by extension, in shaping the international order.

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'erve as important elements of international legal order.'

Table of 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521804141
Author:
Benton, Lauren
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Editor:
Burke III, Edmund
Editor:
Burke, Edmund, III
Editor:
Curtin, Philip D.
Author:
Lauren, Benton
Author:
Benton, Lauren A.
Author:
Adas, Michael
Author:
Curtin, Philip D.
Author:
Burke III, Edmund
Author:
Edmund Burke III
Location:
New York
Subject:
World
Subject:
International
Subject:
International law -- History.
Subject:
International relations and culture -- History.
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
International law
Subject:
Law : General
Edition Description:
Argues that institutions and culture s
Series:
Studies in Comparative World History
Publication Date:
20011231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
300
Dimensions:
9.00x6.00x.81 in. 1.34 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This book advances a new perspective in world history, arguing that institutions and culture--and not just the global economy--serve as important elements of international order. Focusing on colonial legal politics and the interrelation of local cultural contests and institutional change, it uses case studies to trace a shift in plural legal orders--from the multicentric law of early empires to the state-centered law of the colonial and postcolonial world. Benton shows how Indigenous subjects across time were active in making, changing, and interpreting the law--and, by extension, in shaping the international order.
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