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Abandoning the Nationalist Framework: Comparative Legal History  

Kjell Å Modéer

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Jul 2018
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Aug 2018
This chapter is about the relations between the national legal system and the ‘other’—especially from the creation of the modern nation state in the early nineteenth century and up to ... More

Adjudication of Indigenous-Settler Relations  

Richard P. Boast

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Aug 2018
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Sep 2018
This chapter examines the connections between the field of legal history and the various ways in which claims against states by indigenous groups are adjudicated and resolved. It focuses ... More

Africa  

James Thuo Gathii

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Nov 2012
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Dec 2012
This chapter traces the two major trends in thinking about Africa’s engagement with international law from a historical perspective: ‘contributionists’ who emphasize Africa’s contributions ... More

Africa north of the sahara and arab countries  

Fatiha Sahli and Abdelmalek El Ouazzani

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Nov 2012
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Dec 2012
This chapter argues that the impact of Islam on the contribution of North Africa in the production of the norms of international law has been but relative. It must be associated with ... More

The Age of Codification and Legal Modernization in Private Law  

Jean-Louis Halpérin

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Jul 2018
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Aug 2018
The word ‘codification’ was invented and promoted by Jeremy Bentham. It is used by legal historians to grasp the movement that leads to the writing down of systematized codes, notably of ... More

The Age of Development and Continuity, 12th–15th Centuries CE  

Marion Katz

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Oct 2015
This article examines the historical development and social and intellectual functioning of Islamic law in the twelfth through fifteenth centuries. In particular, it considers the ... More

al-Qaḍi  

Mohammad Fadel

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Oct 2016
The paradigmatic public institution associated with the application of Islamic law from the rise of Islam until the end of the nineteenth century has been the qadi. This essay examines the ... More

Alberico Gentili (1552–1608)  

Merio Scattola

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Nov 2012
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Dec 2012
This chapter examines Alberico Gentili’s life and teaching; Gentili and the history of international law; and Gentili and the doctrine of war. In Oxford, Alberico Gentili wrote a large ... More

Ancient Greek Law  

Michael Gagarin

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Jul 2018
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Aug 2018
This chapter gives an overview of law in ancient Greece. After discussing the unity of Greek law and scholarship on Greek law, it reviews the evidence for law in Gortyn (in Crete), ... More

Anglo-Muhammadan Law  

Syed Adnan Hussain

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Sep 2017
This article examines the historical origins, sources, and subject-matter jurisdiction of Anglo–Muhammadan law, along with its influence on the trajectories of Islamic law. After providing ... More

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