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European expansion and law : the - W.J. & de Moor, J.A. Mommsen

European expansion and law


Hardcover Published: 1st June 1992
ISBN: 9780854967629
Number Of Pages: 348

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The history of European expansion overseas also includes the history of the expansion of concepts and principles of European law into the non-European world. The values and ideas it expressed have, to this day, deeply influenced indigenous societies and governments. At the same time indigenous concepts of law were 'discovered' and codified by European scholars. The outcome of this was a complex and intense interaction between European and local concepts of law, which resulted in many dual legal systems in the African and Asian colonies and which is examined in this volume by prominent historians, lawyers and legal anthropologists.

Introductionp. 1
Law as a Means and as an End: Some Remarks on the Function of European and non-European Law in the Process of European Expansionp. 15
The Impact of European Law on the Ottoman Empire and Turkeyp. 39
European Law and Tradition in Japan during the Meiji Era, 1868-1912p. 59
The Treaty System and European Law in China: A Study of the Exercise of British Jurisdiction in Late Imperial Chinap. 83
Legal Developments in the Maghrib, 1830-1930p. 101
The Development of the Dual Legal System in Former Belgian Central Africa (Zaire-Rwanda-Burundi)p. 111
Legal Expansion in the Age of the Companies: Aspects of the Administration of Justice in the English and Dutch Settlements of Maritime Asia, c. 1600-1750p. 129
Wives, Widows, and Workers: Women and the Law in Colonial Indiap. 159
The "Popularity" of the Imperial Courts of Law: Three Views of the Anglo-Indian Legal Encounterp. 179
The Indian and the British Law Machines: Some Remarks on Law and Society in British Indiap. 201
Colonial Dilemma: Van Vollenhoven and the Struggle Between Adat Law and Western Law in Indonesiap. 237
Jurisdiction as Politics: The Gold Coast During the Colonial Periodp. 257
The Law Market: The Legal Encounter in British East and Central Africap. 279
Symbiosis of Indigenous and Western Law in Africa and Asia: An Essay in Legal Pluralismp. 307
Notes on Contributorsp. 327
Indexp. 331
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ISBN: 9780854967629
ISBN-10: 0854967621
Audience: BAC
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 348
Published: 1st June 1992
Publisher: BERG PUBL INC
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1