Legal Encounters on the Medieval Globe
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Legal Encounters on the Medieval Globe
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€ 99,00
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9781942401094
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Hardback
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266
Taal
Engels
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15.6 x 23.4 cm
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Editor's Introduction The Future of Aztec Law Land and Tenure in Early Colonial Peru: Individualizing the Sapci, "That Which is Common to All" Featured Source: The Edict of King Galawdewos against the Illegal Slave Trade in Christians: Ethiopia, 1548 Facial Mutilation and the Law in Early Medieval Europe and India: A Comparative Study Common Threads: A Reappraisal of Medieval European Sumptuary Law Toward a History of Documents in Medieval India: The Encounter of Scholasticism and Regional Law in the Smrticandrika Encounters with Disruptive Substances: Chinese Porcelain and the Material Taxonomies of Medieval Rabbinic Law

Elizabeth Lambourn

Legal Encounters on the Medieval Globe

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Law has been a primary locus and vehicle of contact across human history“as a system of ideas embodied in people and enacted on bodies; and also as a material, textual, and sensory "thing." The seven essays gathered here analyze a variety of legal encounters on the medieval globe, ranging from South Asia to South and Central America, Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. Contributors uncover the people behind and within legal systems and explore various material expressions of law that reveal the complexity and intensity of cross-cultural contact in this pivotal era. Topics include comparative jurisprudence, sumptuary law, varieties of punishment, forms of documentation and legal knowledge, religious law, and encounters between imperial and indigenous legal systems. A featured source preserves an Ethiopian king's legislation against traffic in Christian slaves, resulting from the intensifying African slave trade of the sixteenth century.
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Elizabeth Lambourn

Elizabeth Lambourn is Reader in South Asian and Indian Ocean Studies at De Montfort University in Leicester, UK. Her research is particularly focused on the identification and study of new material archives and on Indian Ocean materialities.