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The Resource A search for sovereignty : law and geography in European Empires, 1400--1900, Lauren Benton, (electronic resource)

A search for sovereignty : law and geography in European Empires, 1400--1900, Lauren Benton, (electronic resource)

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A search for sovereignty : law and geography in European Empires, 1400--1900
Title
A search for sovereignty
Title remainder
law and geography in European Empires, 1400--1900
Statement of responsibility
Lauren Benton
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A Search for Sovereignty approaches world history by examining the relation of law and geography in European empires between 1400 and 1900. Lauren Benton argues that Europeans imagined imperial space as networks of corridors and enclaves, and that they constructed sovereignty in ways that merged ideas about geography and law. Conflicts over treason, piracy, convict transportation, martial law, and crime created irregular spaces of law, while also attaching legal meanings to familiar geographic categories such as rivers, oceans, islands, and mountains. The resulting legal and spatial anomalies influenced debates about imperial constitutions and international law both in the colonies and at home. This study changes our understanding of empire and its legacies and opens new perspectives on the global history of law.--
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Benton, Lauren A
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Law and geography
  • Sovereignty
  • Europe
Label
A search for sovereignty : law and geography in European Empires, 1400--1900, Lauren Benton, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511988905
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Anomalies of empire -- Treacherous places : Atlantic riverine regions and the law of treason -- Sovereignty at sea : jurisdiction, piracy, and the origins of ocean regionalism -- Island chains : military law and convict transportation -- Landlocked : colonial enclaves and the problem of quasi-sovereignty -- Bare sovereignty and empire
Control code
CR9780511988905
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 340 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511988905
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1103603644
Label
A search for sovereignty : law and geography in European Empires, 1400--1900, Lauren Benton, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511988905
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Anomalies of empire -- Treacherous places : Atlantic riverine regions and the law of treason -- Sovereignty at sea : jurisdiction, piracy, and the origins of ocean regionalism -- Island chains : military law and convict transportation -- Landlocked : colonial enclaves and the problem of quasi-sovereignty -- Bare sovereignty and empire
Control code
CR9780511988905
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 340 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511988905
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1103603644

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