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“The Spirits Were Always Watching”: Buddhism, Secular Law, and Social Change in Thailand

David M. Engel

in After Secular Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775366
eISBN:
9780804780704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775366.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter traces the declining use of Thai courts in injury cases beginning with the suppression of customary law and religious practices through legal codification in the early twentieth century. ... More


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