Law and Colonial Cultures

Legal Regimes in World History, 1400-1900


Author: Lauren Benton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521009263

Category: History

Page: 285

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

Kompanien, Könige und caboceers

Interkulturelle Diplomatie an Gold- und Sklavenküste im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert


Author: Christina Brauner

Publisher: Böhlau Verlag Köln Weimar

ISBN: 3412225142

Category: History

Page: 670

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Die Küste Westafrikas war eine der wichtigsten Kontaktzonen der Frühen Neuzeit. Zahlreiche europäische Handelskompanien konkurrierten hier um Gold und Sklaven, Handelsrechte und Stützpunkte. Die Autorin fragt, wie diese Kompanien untereinander und gegenüber westafrikanischen Herrschern als Akteure der Außenbeziehungen auftraten, und wertet dazu die Archive der niederländischen, englischen und französischen Afrika- und Westindien-Kompanien aus. Wie interkulturelle Diplomatie funktionierte, wird anhand von Zeremoniell, Geschenkverkehr und Völkerrecht analysiert. Die Studie kommt zu dem Ergebnis, dass sich eine lokale diplomatische Praxis entwickelte, die Elemente europäischen und afrikanischen Ursprungs verknüpfte.

Handbuch Geschichte der Sklaverei

Eine Globalgeschichte von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart


Author: Michael Zeuske

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110278812

Category: Social Science

Page: 739

View: 7264

This handbook is the first publication to systematically present the history of slavery in the context of global history. The point of departure is an understanding of slavery as the capitalization of the human body. The most diverse types of slavery are analyzed – on all continents, under its respective names and in its historical context. This broad empirical basis leads to a history of slavery beginning around 10,000 BC and continuing to the present day.

Architects of World History

Researching the Global Past


Author: Kenneth R. Curtis,Jerry H. Bentley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118294831

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 733

Architects of World History presents an innovativecollection of original essays by leading scholars associated withWorld History, exploring through intellectual autobiography theideas, challenges, and inspirations that are shaping the field Features original, accessible contributions from pioneeringscholars in the field Offers insights into the process of developing a workable worldhistory research topic and the experience of professional life as aworld historian. Points to methodological challenges; the scholar’scurrent research agenda in relation to the development of worldhistory; and future directions anticipated for key areas withinworld history

The Politics of Piracy

Crime and Civil Disobedience in Colonial America


Author: Douglas R. Burgess, Jr.

Publisher: ForeEdge from University Press of New England

ISBN: 1611686989

Category: History

Page: 308

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The seventeenth-century war on piracy is remembered as a triumph for the English state and her Atlantic colonies. Yet it was piracy and illicit trade that drove a wedge between them, imperiling the American enterprise and bringing the colonies to the verge of rebellion. In The Politics of Piracy, competing criminalities become a lens to examine England's legal relationship with America. In contrast to the rough, unlettered stereotypes associated with them, pirates and illicit traders moved easily in colonial society, attaining respectability and even political office. The goods they provided became a cornerstone of colonial trade, transforming port cities from barren outposts into rich and extravagant capitals. This transformation reached the political sphere as well, as colonial governors furnished local mariners with privateering commissions, presided over prize courts that validated stolen wares, and fiercely defended their prerogatives as vice-admirals. By the end of the century, the social and political structures erected in the colonies to protect illicit trade came to represent a new and potent force: nothing less than an independent American legal system. Tensions between Crown and colonies presage, and may predestine, the ultimate dissolution of their relationship in 1776. Exhaustively researched and rich with anecdotes about the pirates and their pursuers, The Politics of Piracy will be a fascinating read for scholars, enthusiasts, and anyone with an interest in the wild and tumultuous world of the Atlantic buccaneers.

Essays in the History of Canadian Law

Quebec and the Canadas


Author: George Blaine Baker,Donald Fyson

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442670061

Category: History

Page: 608

View: 1921

The essays in this volume deal with the legal history of the Province of Quebec, Upper and Lower Canada, and the Province of Canada between the British conquest of 1759 and confederation of the British North America colonies in 1867. The backbone of the modern Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec, this geographic area was unified politically for more than half of the period under consideration. As such, four of the papers are set in the geographic cradle of modern Quebec, four treat nineteenth-century Ontario, and the remaining four deal with the St. Lawrence and Great Lakes watershed as a whole. The authors come from disciplines as diverse as history, socio-legal studies, women’s studies, and law. The majority make substantial use of second-language sources in their essays, which shade into intellectual history, social and family history, regulatory history, and political history.

Islam and the European Empires


Author: David Motadel

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191030260

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 7166

At the height of the imperial age, European powers ruled over most parts of the Islamic world. The British, French, Russian, and Dutch empires each governed more Muslims than any independent Muslim state. European officials believed Islam to be of great political significance, and were quite cautious when it came to matters of the religious life of their Muslim subjects. In the colonies, they regularly employed Islamic religious leaders and institutions to bolster imperial rule. At the same time, the European presence in Muslim lands was confronted by religious resistance movements and Islamic insurgency. Across the globe, from the West African savanna to the shores of Southeast Asia, Muslim rebels called for holy war against non-Muslim intruders. Islam and the European Empires presents the first comparative account of the engagement of all major European empires with Islam. Bringing together fifteen of the world's leading scholars in the field, the volume explores a wide array of themes, ranging from the accommodation of Islam under imperial rule to Islamic anti-colonial resistance. A truly global history of empire, the volume makes a major contribution not only to our knowledge of the intersection of Islam and imperialism, but also more generally to our understanding of religion and power in the modern world.

Sovereignty and the Law: Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide


Author: Ken MacMillan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199810168


Page: 28

View: 2476

This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of the ancient world find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated. This ebook is just one of many articles from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Atlantic History, a continuously updated and growing online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through the scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of Atlantic History, the study of the transnational interconnections between Europe, North America, South America, and Africa, particularly in the early modern and colonial period. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit

Postcolonial Politics and Personal Laws

Colonial Legal Legacies and the Indian State


Author: Rina Verma Williams

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Law

Page: 214

View: 1145

Placing the contemporary discussion on personal laws in India in historical perspective, this important book views the debate as a critical component of Indian democracy. Balancing the imperatives of multiculturalism, national integration, and gender justice, it affirms that there is a complex continuity between the terms of the debate in the postcolonial Indian state and its colonial counterpart.

The Oxford Handbook of Modern African History


Author: John Parker,Richard Reid

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191667552

Category: History

Page: 560

View: 3192

The Oxford Handbook of Modern African History represents an invaluable tool for historians and others in the field of African studies. This collection of essays, produced by some of the finest scholars currently working in the field, provides the latest insights into, and interpretations of, the history of Africa - a continent with a rich and complex past. An understanding of this past is essential to gain perspective on Africa's current challenges, and this accessible and comprehensive volume will allow readers to explore various aspects - political, economic, social, and cultural - of the continent's history over the last two hundred years. Since African history first emerged as a serious academic endeavour in the 1950s and 1960s, it has undergone numerous shifts in terms of emphasis and approach, changes brought about by political and economic exigencies and by ideological debates. This multi-faceted Handbook is essential reading for anyone with an interest in those debates, and in Africa and its peoples. While the focus is determinedly historical, anthropology, geography, literary criticism, political science and sociology are all employed in this ground-breaking study of Africa's past.

Legal Pluralism and Empires, 1500-1850


Author: Lauren Benton,Richard J. Ross

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814708188

Category: Law

Page: 336

View: 5754

This wide-ranging volume advances our understanding of law and empire in the early modern world. Distinguished contributors expose new dimensions of legal pluralism in the British, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Ottoman empires. In-depth analyses probe such topics as the shifting legal privileges of corporations, the intertwining of religious and legal thought, and the effects of clashing legal authorities on sovereignty and subjecthood. Case studies show how a variety of individuals engage with the law and shape the contours of imperial rule. The volume reaches from Peru to New Zealand to Europe to capture the varieties and continuities of legal pluralism and to probe the analytic power of the concept of legal pluralism in the comparative study of empires. For legal scholars, social scientists, and historians, Legal Pluralism and Empires, 1500-1850 maps new approaches to the study of empires and the global history of law.

Roman Law in European History


Author: Peter Stein

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521643795

Category: History

Page: 137

View: 9884

This is a short and succinct summary of the unique position of Roman law in European culture by one of the world's leading legal historians. Peter Stein's masterly study assesses the impact of Roman law in the ancient world, and its continued unifying influence throughout medieval and modern Europe. Roman Law in European History is unparalleled in lucidity and authority, and should prove of enormous utility for teachers and students (at all levels) of legal history, comparative law and European Studies. Award-winning on its appearance in German translation, this English rendition of a magisterial work of interpretive synthesis is an invaluable contribution to the understanding of perhaps the most important European legal tradition of all.

Lebendige Sozialgeschichte


Author: Rainer Hering,Rainer Nicolaysen,Peter Borowsky

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783531137179

Category: Historiography

Page: 827

View: 2960

Latin American Research Review


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Electronic journals

Page: N.A

View: 7308

An interdisciplinary journal that publishes original research and surveys of current research on Latin America and the Caribbean.