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Rage for order the British Empire and the origins of international law, 1800-1850

Benton, Lauren A. 1956-

Rage for order the British Empire and the origins of international law, 1800-1850 Lauren Benton and Lisa Ford - First printing - 282 Seiten Karten 25 cm

A global empire of law Controlling despotic dominions The commissioner's world The promise of protection Ordering the oceans An empire of states A great disorder A global empire of law Controlling despotic dominions The commissioner's world The promise of protection Ordering the oceans An empire of states A great disorder

A global empire of law -- Controlling despotic dominions -- The commissioner's world -- The promise of protection -- Ordering the oceans -- An empire of states -- A great disorder "Rage for Order surveys the sprawling, often frenetic attempt to redesign law in the British Empire. Across the world in the early nineteenth century, colonial officials, indigenous subjects, settlers, convicts, sailors, soldiers, and slaves participated in contests that shaped a new British imperial constitution. Contemporaries imagined that law would provide a blueprint for the empire and for global order. Within turbulent British colonies, legal reform targeted petty despots and augmented the power of the crown to intervene in the administration of justice. At the edges of empire, British campaigns to police slave trading and piracy linked imperial interests to emerging world regions and conjured new sovereignties. Rage for Order breaks new ground in the history of international law by looking beyond the treatises of jurists and instead tracing vernacular constitutional politics across the globe--in new crown colonies such as Ceylon and Trinidad, expanding settler colonies such as New South Wales and Upper Canada, established plantation colonies in the West Indies and Indian Ocean, and regions not under direct British control, from the South Atlantic to the eastern Mediterranean to the Pacific islands. By uncovering the lost history of a global empire of law, Benton and Ford reveal the way imperial structures continue to influence our understandings of world order and international law."--

9780674737464 : cloth : alk. paper

2016006060


Law--Colonies--History--Great Britain--19th century
Law reform--Colonies--History--Great Britain--19th century
Constitutional history--Colonies--Great Britain
International law--History--19th century
Law--Colonies--History--19th century--Great Britain
Law reform--Colonies--History--19th century--Great Britain
Constitutional history--Colonies--Great Britain
International law--History--19th century

Fellow Anna-Maria Kellen Fellow Class of Spring 2022

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