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

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

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Rage for order : the British Empire and the origins of international law, 1800-1850
Title
Rage for order
Title remainder
the British Empire and the origins of international law, 1800-1850
Statement of responsibility
Lauren Benton and Lisa Ford
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Language
eng
Summary
"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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1956-
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Benton, Lauren A.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1974-
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Ford, Lisa
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  • Law
  • Law reform
  • Constitutional history
  • International law
Label
Rage for order : the British Empire and the origins of international law, 1800-1850, Lauren Benton and Lisa Ford
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-272) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn943710115
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
282 pages
Isbn
9780674737464
Lccn
2016006060
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)943710115
Label
Rage for order : the British Empire and the origins of international law, 1800-1850, Lauren Benton and Lisa Ford
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-272) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn943710115
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
282 pages
Isbn
9780674737464
Lccn
2016006060
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)943710115

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