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European Expansion and Law The Encounter of European and Indigenous Law in the 19th- and 2th-Century Africa and Asia

by J. A. de Moor

European Expansion and Law The Encounter of European and Indigenous Law in the 19th- and 2th-Century Africa and Asia Synopsis

The history of European expansion overseas also includes the history of the expansion of concepts and principles of European law into the non-European world. The values and ideas it expressed have, to this day, deeply influenced indigenous societies and governments. At the same time indigenous concepts of law were 'discovered' and codified by European scholars. The outcome of this was a complex and intense interaction between European and local concepts of law, which resulted in many dual legal systems in the African and Asian colonies and which is examined in this volume by prominent historians, lawyers and legal anthropologists.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780854967629
Publication date: 11th June 1992
Author: J. A. de Moor
Publisher: Berg Publishers an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 339 pages
Categories: Jurisprudence & philosophy of law, International institutions, Colonialism & imperialism, National liberation & independence, post-colonialism, European history, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, Asian history, African history,

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