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By Lauren Benton

ISBN-10: 0521707439

ISBN-13: 9780521707435

ISBN-10: 0521881056

ISBN-13: 9780521881050

A look for Sovereignty methods global heritage through analyzing the relation of legislations and geography in eu 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 rules approximately geography and legislation. Conflicts over treason, piracy, convict transportation, martial legislation, and crime created abnormal areas of legislations, whereas additionally attaching criminal meanings to known geographic different types comparable to rivers, oceans, islands, and mountains. The ensuing felony and spatial anomalies motivated debates approximately imperial constitutions and foreign legislations either within the colonies and at domestic. This learn alterations our figuring out of empire and its legacies and opens new views at the international historical past of law.

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