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Author Esmeir, Samera

Title Juridical humanity : a colonial history / Samera Esmeir
Published Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press, 2012


Description 1 online resource (xv, 363 pages)
Contents Conquest -- Conscripts -- Wounds -- Battles -- Red zones -- Crisis
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 undersc
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Subject Persons (Law) -- Egypt -- History
Law -- Egypt -- History
LAW -- Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice.
Colonial influence.
Persons (Law)
SUBJECT Egypt -- History -- British occupation, 1882-1936.
Egypt -- Colonial influence
Subject Egypt.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012005529
ISBN 9780804783149