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Rage for order the British Empire and the origins of international law, 1800-1850 Lauren Benton and Lisa Ford

By: Benton, Lauren A, 1956- [VerfasserIn]Contributor(s): Ford, Lisa, 1974- [VerfasserIn]Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts London, England Harvard University Press 2016Edition: First printingDescription: 282 Seiten Karten 25 cmContent type: Text Media type: ohne Hilfsmittel zu benutzen Carrier type: BandISBN: 9780674737464Subject(s): Law -- Great Britain -- Colonies -- History -- 19th century | Law reform -- Great Britain -- Colonies -- History -- 19th century | Constitutional history -- Great Britain -- Colonies | 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 2022Additional physical formats: No titleDDC classification: 342/.11241 | 342.11241 LOC classification: KD5020Other classification: 2 | NT 6600 | PR 2159 | NQ 9410 | 86.09 | 86.30 | 15.64 Online resources: Inhaltsverzeichnis Inhaltsverzeichnis
Contents:
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
Summary: 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 disorderSummary: "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."--
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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."--

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