Legal Histories of the British Empire

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Legal Histories of the British Empire
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AuthorJohn McLaren, Shaunnagh Dorsett
LanguageEnglish
GenreCivilization History
Publication date
2016-01-15
ISBN9781317915737
Mercid 101549781317915737
MerchantRakuten Kobo Canada
WebsiteRakuten Kobo Canada

Summary

This book is a major contribution to our understanding of the role played by law(s) in the British Empire. Using a variety of interdisciplinary approaches, the authors provide in-depth analyses which shine new light on the role of law in creating the people and places of the British Empire. Ranging from the United States, through Calcutta, across Australasia to the Gold Coast, these essays seek to investigate law's central place in the British Empire, and the role of its agents in embedding British rule and culture in colonial territories. One of the first collections to provide a sustained engagement with the legal histories of the British Empire, in particular beyond the settler colonies, this work aims to encourage further scholarship and new approaches to the writing of the histories of that Empire. Legal Histories of the British Empire: Laws, Engagements and Legacies will be of value not only to legal scholars and graduate students, but of interest to all of those who want to know more about the laws in and of the British Empire.

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