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Law and Empire: Ideas, Practices, Actors

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Edited by: Jeroen Duindam

ISBN13: 9789004245297
Published: August 2013
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Hardback
Price: £110.00



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Law and Empire provides a comparative view of legal practices in Asia and Europe, from Antiquity to the eighteenth century. It relates the main principles of legal thinking in Chinese, Islamic, and European contexts to practices of lawmaking and adjudication. In particular, it shows how legal procedure and legal thinking could be used in strikingly different ways. Rulers could use law effectively as an instrument of domination; legal specialists built their identity, livelihood and social status on their knowledge of law; and non-elites exploited the range of legal fora available to them. This volume shows the relevance of legal pluralism and the social relevance of litigation for premodern power structures.

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Subjects:
Legal History