Lauren Benton's A Search for Sovereignty: Law and Geography in European PDF

By Lauren Benton

ISBN-10: 0521707439

ISBN-13: 9780521707435

ISBN-10: 0521881056

ISBN-13: 9780521881050

A look for Sovereignty techniques international historical past via interpreting the relation of legislations and geography in ecu empires among 1400 and 1900. Lauren Benton argues that Europeans imagined imperial area as networks of corridors and enclaves, and they built sovereignty in ways in which merged principles approximately geography and legislations. Conflicts over treason, piracy, convict transportation, martial legislations, and crime created abnormal areas of legislations, whereas additionally attaching criminal meanings to conventional geographic different types resembling rivers, oceans, islands, and mountains. The ensuing criminal and spatial anomalies motivated debates approximately imperial constitutions and foreign legislation either within the colonies and at domestic. This examine alterations our realizing of empire and its legacies and opens new views at the worldwide background of law.

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