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Centres of Law: Duties, Rights, and Jurisdictional Pluralism in Medieval India

Donald R. Davis

in Legalism: Anthropology and History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199664269
eISBN:
9780191744686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664269.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Legal History

This chapter addresses the following question: how do we incorporate again a language and a sentiment of duty into legal discourse and the law without sacrificing the many gains and benefits of a ... More


The Ruse of Law: Legal Equality and the Problem of Citizenship in a Multireligious Sudan

Noah Salomon

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/9780804775366.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter on “postconflict” Sudan describes the tensions that emerge within the law from the competing demands for equal citizenship and multiculturalism in which law is applied, or not applied, ... More


“It cant be cald stealin’”: Customary Law among Civil War Soldiers

Thomas C. Mackey

in Making Legal History: Essays in Honor of William E. Nelson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814725269
eISBN:
9780814708286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814725269.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter explores the cognitive dissonance that Civil War soldiers experienced as they left their ordinary lives, suffused with customary common-law understandings of property, and entered the ... More


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