Our Lands, Their Laws

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Jap de Moor, Dietmar Rothermund (eds.)

Land Laws and Land Use in Modern Colonial Societies

ISBN 978-3-8258-2097-1
Band-Nr. 2
Jahr 1994
Seiten 240
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Reihe Periplus Parerga

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The European colonial powers imposed their land laws on many
countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. These were
often at variance with indigenous customs regulating land
use. After attaining independence the new states mostly
adhered to the colonial laws and did not revert to earlier
customary law.
The present volume contains contributions to a conference
supported by the European Science Foundation and held at the
Internationales Wissenschaftsforum Heidelberg in November
1991. The countries discussed by the authors include several
West African states, India and Indonesia in Asia and Mexico
and Surinam in Latin America. The volume should be of
interest to anthropologists and historians as well as to law

Dietmar Rothermund ist Professor für die
Geschichte Südasiens am Südasien-Institut der
Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg.
Jap de Moor arbeitet am Centre for the History of European
Expansion, Universität Leiden, Niederlande.