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Protection and Empire


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Introduction; Part I. Protecting Subjects, Projecting Power: 1. Protection and the chanelling of movement on the margins of the Holy Roman Empire Luca Scholz; 2. Containing law within the walls: the protection of customary law in Santiago Del Cercado, Peru Karen B. Graubart; Part II. Conquest Reconsidered: 3 Webs of protection and interpolity zones in the Early Modern World Lauren Benton and Adam Clulow; 4. Plunder and profit in the name of protection: royal Iberian armadas in the early Atlantic Gabriel De Avilez Rocha; Part III. Protection and Languages of Political Authority: 5. Protection as a political concept in English political thought, 1603-51 Annabel Brett; 6. Limited liabilities: the corporation and the political economy of protection in the British Empire Philip J. Stern; 7. From nurturing to protection in nineteenth-century Japan David L. Howell; Part IV. Protection and Colonial Governance: 8. Protection claims: the British, Maori and the islands of New Zealand, 1800-40 Bain Attwood; 9. Protecting the peace on the edges of empire: commissioners of crown lands in New South Wales Lisa Ford; 10. British protection, extraterritoriality and protectorates in West Africa, 1807-80 Inge Van Hulle; Part V. Protection in an Inter-Imperial World: 11. Between imperial subjects and political partners: Bedouin borders and protection in Ottoman Palestine, 1900-17 Ahmad Amara; 12. Protection by proxy: the Hausa-Fulani as agents of British Colonial rule in Northern Nigeria Moses E. Ochono; 13. The problem of protectorates in an age of decolonisation: Britain and West Africa, 1955-60 Barnaby Crowcroft.

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This book situates protection at the centre of the global history of empires, thus advancing a new perspective on world history.

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Lauren Benton is Nelson Tyrone Jr Professor of History and Professor of Law at Vanderbilt University, Tennessee. She is a comparative and world historian whose research focuses on law in European empires, the history of international law, and Atlantic world history. Adam Clulow is a Senior Lecturer at Monash University, Victoria. He is a global historian whose work focuses especially on European interaction with Tokugawa Japan and the maritime history of early modern Asia. Bain Attwood is Professor of History at Monash University, Victoria. He has published extensively on the history of settler colonialism.

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