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Law and Colonial Cultures: Legal Regimes in World History, 1400-1900

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Law and Colonial Cultures: Legal Regimes in World History, 1400-1900 - Benton, Lauren
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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 ...

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