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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 lThis 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....

Title : Law and Colonial Cultures: Legal Regimes in World History, 1400-1900
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ISBN : 9780521009263
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 285 Pages
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  • Josh
    2019-04-30 03:28

    Good book. I think the second half is stronger in the ideas as well as my interest. the second time reading it, it earns more stars. i understand it more.