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Vivādarṇavasetu and A Code of Gentoo Laws

Nandini Bhattacharyya Panda

in Appropriation and Invention of Tradition: The East India Company and Hindu Law in Early Colonial Bengal

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195690484
eISBN:
9780199081516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195690484.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The end product of the initiatives discussed in Chapter 2 was the first digest of ‘Hindu law’ in Sanskrit, the Vivādarṇavasetu, and its English rendering, The Code of Gentoo Laws. This chapter ... More


Towards a Second Code The Response to New Imperatives

Nandini Bhattacharyya Panda

in Appropriation and Invention of Tradition: The East India Company and Hindu Law in Early Colonial Bengal

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195690484
eISBN:
9780199081516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195690484.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter explores the crucial factors that generated an incentive as well as a compulsion to compile a new code of ‘Hindu law’. It begins by analyzing changes in official attitudes, increasingly ... More


The Status of the Code of Hammurabi

in Writing, Law, and Kingship in Old Babylonian Mesopotamia

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226101583
eISBN:
9780226101590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226101590.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter analyzes the modalities of the composition of the Code of Hammurabi and the manner it was used in Babylonia during its author's time and after. It suggests that this code clearly belongs ... More


Something There Is That Doesn't Love a Law: Canon Law and Its Discontents

John P. Beal

in The Crisis of Authority in Catholic Modernity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199778775
eISBN:
9780190258306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199778775.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the intricacies of the Catholic Church's canon law. It first provides an overview of the Code of Canon Law and the criticisms hurled against it before turning to a discussion of ... More


Fiqh in the Twentieth Century: A Comparative Approach

KATE ZEBIRI

in Maḥmūd Shalt=ut and Islamic Modernism

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263302
eISBN:
9780191682469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263302.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines the works of Maḥmūd Shaltūt relevant to the Islamic fiqh. During the 19th and 20th centuries, the development of fiqh was overtaken by the rapid pace of legal reforms and in ... More


Vivādabhangārṇava and A Digest of Hindoo Laws

Nandini Bhattacharyya Panda

in Appropriation and Invention of Tradition: The East India Company and Hindu Law in Early Colonial Bengal

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195690484
eISBN:
9780199081516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195690484.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter analyses the second compilation of ‘Hindu law’, the Vivādabhangārṇava and its translation A Digest of Hindoo Laws. Its aim is to trace how these texts internalized the ideas and ... More


Conclusion: Customary Law in Hungary

Martyn Rady

in Customary Law in Hungary: Courts, Texts, and the Tripartitum

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198743910
eISBN:
9780191803871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198743910.003.0013
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

This chapter rehearses the main themes of the book, looking at the interplay of the written and unwritten law, judicial decisions and the composition of courts. Customary law in Hungary has now been ... More


Benedict XV: The Post-War World and the Church

John Pollard

in The Papacy in the Age of Totalitarianism, 1914-1958

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199208562
eISBN:
9780191785580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208562.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Church History

This chapter examines the Holy See’s critical response to the Versailles Peace Settlement of 1919 and to the subsequent territorial rearrangement of Europe. It also analyses in detail Benedict and ... More


Introduction: The Historian's Task and Sources

in Writing, Law, and Kingship in Old Babylonian Mesopotamia

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226101583
eISBN:
9780226101590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226101590.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This introduction discusses the theme of this volume which is about the writing, codes of laws and kingship in Mesopotamia during the Old Babylonian period. This volume examines the question of ... More


Introduction

John Pollard

in The Papacy in the Age of Totalitarianism, 1914-1958

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199208562
eISBN:
9780191785580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208562.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Church History

This chapter begins with a summary of the aims and objectives of the volume and a historiographical review of the existing literature. It then examines the features, positive and negative, of the ... More


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