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Aspects of Non-State Law: Early Yemen and Perpetual Peace

Paul Dresch

in Legalism

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780199664269
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191744686 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664269.003.0006
Aspects of Non-State Law: Early Yemen and Perpetual Peace

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This chapter explores the ‘laws of protection’ in Yemen (c.1400 onwards). By examining a case where law can be shown to work ‘sideways’ rather than ‘top down’, it is shown that legalism need not be dependent upon centralized coercion: but explicit rules nonetheless form binding obligations.

Keywords: laws of protection; legalism; rules

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Subjects: Comparative Law ; History of Law

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