Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 April 2010

320 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719081958

Bookseller Code (06)


Law, history, colonialism

The reach of empire

Diane Kirkby and Catharine Coleborne

Published by Manchester University Press

Studies in Imperialism MUP

  • Brings together the disciplines of law, history and post-colonial studies in a singular exploration of imperialism
  • Provides important historical contexts to contemporary legal issues such as native title, citizenship status and land rights
  • Comparative and interdisciplinary, empirical and theoretical studies, offering exciting new perspectives on the length and breadth of empire
  • Explains issues such as the judicial construction of racial categories, the gendered definitions of nation-states, the historical construction of citizenship, sovereignty and land rights, the limits to legality and the charting of empire, madness among colonised peoples, property rights of married women, questions of legal and historical evidence and the rule of laws

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