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Published: 15 December 2008

560 Pages

ISBN: 9780199551941

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A Jurisprudence of Power

Victorian Empire and the Rule of Law

Rande W. Kostal

Oxford Studies in Modern Legal History

  • Analyses the most controversial imposition of martial law in Britain's colonies in the 19th century
  • Reveals the extent of unease at home over repression in the colonies
  • Examines the contradictions inherent in having a commitment to the rule of law whilst running an empire