Rage for Order

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Harvard University Press, Oct 3, 2016 - Law - 264 pages
Lauren Benton and Lisa Ford find the origins of international law in empires, especially in the British Empire’s sprawling efforts to refashion the imperial constitution and reorder the world. These attempts touched on all the issues of the early nineteenth century, from slavery to revolution, and changed the way we think about the empire’s legacy.
 

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Contents

A Global Empire of
Controlling Despotic Dominions
The Commissioners World
The Promise of Protection
Ordering the Oceans
An Empire of States
A Great Disorder
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index

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