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Legal histories of the British empire : laws, engagements and legacies

Legal histories of the British empire : laws, engagements and legacies

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Edition Details

  • Creator or Attribution (Responsibility): Shaunnagh Dorsett
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): England
  • Publication Information: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2014
  • Publication Type (Medium): History
  • Type: Book
  • Permalink: http://books.lawi.org.uk/legal-histories-of-the-british-empire-laws-engagements-and-legacies/ (Stable identifier)

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XII, 255 pages : ILlustrations ; 24 cm

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Useful for students learning an area of law, Legal histories of the British empire : laws, engagements and legacies is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Publishers: Oxon ; Routledge
  • Responsable Person: edited by Shaunnagh Dorsett and John McLaren.
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Country/State: England
  • Number of Editions: 8 editions
  • First edition Date: 2014
  • Last edition Date: 2014
  • General Notes: “A GlassHouse Book.”
  • Languages: English
  • Library of Congress Code: KD5020
  • Dewey Code: 349.11241
  • ISBN: 9780415728928 0415728924
  • OCLC: 859383303

Main Contents

Laws, engagements, and legacies : the legal histories of the British Empire
an introduction / Shaunnagh Dorsett and John McLaren
Navigating the scylla of imperial politico-legal aspirations and charybdis of colonial micro-politics in the British Empire : the case of the judges / John McLaren
Asserting judicial sovereignty : the debate over the abolition of Privy Council jurisdiction in British Africa / Bonny Ibhawoh
Law, culture and history : Amir Ali's interpretation of Islamic law / Nandini Chatterjee
A judicial maverick : John Gorrie at large in the Victorian empire / Bridget Brereton
Benjamin Knowles v. Rex : judging murder, race and respectability from colonial Ghana to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, 1928-30 / Stacey Hynd
Inventing extraordinary criminality : a study of criminalization by the Calcutta Goondas Act / Sugata Nandi
Sovereignties in dispute : the Komagata Maru and spectral indigeneities, 1914 / Renisa Mawani
Imperial legacies : chartered enterprises in Northern British America / Philip Girard
Understanding “Chinese customs” : Sinchew rulings in the Straits Settlements, 1830s-1870s / Stephanie Po-yin Chung
Translating the hedaya : colonial foundations of Islamic law / John Strawson
Travelling laws : Burton and the Draft Act for the Protection and Amelioration of the Aborigines 1838 (NSW) / Shaunnagh Dorsett
Legacies of empire : race and labor contracts in the Upper Mississippi River Valley / Allison Gorsuch
Empire on trial : slavery, VIlleinage, and law in imperial Britain / Dana Rabin
Macaulay's India law reforms and labour in the British Empire / Barry Wright
'A slave trade jurisdiction' : attempts against the slave trade and the making of a space of law (Arabo-Persian Gulf, Indian Ocean, Red Sea, circa 1820-1900) / Guillemette Crouzet.

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