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Author Esmeir, Samera

Title Juridical Humanity : a Colonial History
Published Palo Alto : Stanford University Press, 2012


Description 1 online resource (594 pages)
Contents Cover; Copyright; Title Page; Dedication; Contents; Note on Translation and Transliteration; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I: History; 1. Conquest; 2. Conscripts; Part II: Nature; 3. Wounds; 4. Battles; Part III: Powers; 5. Red Zones; 6. Crisis; Epilogue; Reference Matter; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary In colonial Egypt, the state introduced legal reforms that claimed to liberate Egyptians from the inhumanity of pre-colonial rule and elevate them to the status of human beings. These legal reforms intersected with a new historical consciousness that distinguished freedom from force and the human from the pre-human, endowing modern law with the power to accomplish but never truly secure this transition. Samera Esmeir offers a historical and theoretical account of the colonizing operations of modern law in Egypt. Investigating the law, both on the books and in practice, she underscores the cent
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Subject Persons (Law) -- Egypt -- History
Law -- Egypt -- History
Colonial influence.
Persons (Law)
SUBJECT Egypt -- History -- British occupation, 1882-1936.
Egypt -- Colonial influence
Subject Egypt.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780804783149