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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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European Communities

Werner Schroeder.

in The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Law. 2852 words.

The law of the European Union (EU law) and the law of the European Communities (EC law) together

Communities, Individuals, and Property

Susan Reynolds.

in Before Eminent Domain

March 2010; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Law. 9764 words.

This chapter examines the expropriation of land for the public good in Europe and North America from the medieval period to 1800. It shows how expropriation for the public good became the...

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Vecindad: Citizenship in Local Communities

Tamar Herzog.

in Defining Nations

March 2003; p ublished online October 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Law. 11665 words.

This chapter discusses the origins of Castilian citizenship, which originated during the Middle Ages. During this period, the northern provinces of Castile gradually expanded southward,...

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Naturaleza: The Community of the Kingdom

Tamar Herzog.

in Defining Nations

March 2003; p ublished online October 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Law. 13417 words.

This chapter describes how Spain emerged from the Middle Ages as a highly complex and fragmented political entity. It included two crowns—Castile and Aragon; various kingdoms, provinces,...

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Law and Community

Ashutosh Dayal Mathur.

in Medieval Hindu Law

February 2007; p ublished online October 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Law. 3945 words.

Human beings enter into a variety of relationships with one another giving rise to many forms of social organisation. The society as reflected in the dharma śāstra is built around the basic...

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The College and the Urban Community

John Finlay.

in The Community of the College of Justice

August 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Law. 13193 words.

This chapter explores the links between the members of the College of Justice and the town of Edinburgh. The status of lawyers is discussed as is their civic connections, relationship to...

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Building Houses and Planning Communities

Raymond Cocks.

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England

February 2010; p ublished online May 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Law. 8786 words.

This chapter begins with a discussion of the Victorian regulation of housing. It then discusses attempts at legal change spurred by the lack of adequate housing, and planning law as a...

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The Community of the College of Justice

John Finlay.

August 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Book. Subjects: History of Law. 288 pages.

This book is an analysis of those who worked in the Court of Session, Scotland's central civil court, during the eighteenth century. It looks at the activities of the highest members of...

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The Couple between Kin, State, & Local Community

Maria Ågren.

in Domestic Secrets

December 2009; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Law. 17383 words.

This chapter presents an analysis based on sixteenth- and seventeenth-century court records. These are not ideal sources if one wants to know how ordinary people generally disposed of and...

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Merit, diversity and interpretative communities: the (non-party) politics of judicial appointments and constitutional adjudication

David Kenny.

in Judges, politics and the Irish Constitution

February 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Law. 7219 words.

David Kenny’s chapter examines a recent proposals to eliminate politics from appointments with a system based on solely on ‘merit’. Merit, however, is an ‘empty vessels for substantive...

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The Rights of Humans (Huquq al-Adamiyyin)

Reem A. Meshal.

in Sharia and the Making of the Modern Egyptian

April 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Law. 13272 words.

The mu‘amalat—the body of laws pertaining to the rights of humans—originally reflected the community's way of life at the beginning of Islam. In Ottoman jurisprudence, the mu‘amalat were...

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The Empire in Theory

Reem A. Meshal.

in Sharia and the Making of the Modern Egyptian

April 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Law. 9375 words.

Ottoman sigills—repositories of legal documents—shed considerable light on everyday legal practices. In particular, they reflect the processes by which a multiethnic, multiconfessional,...

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The Documented Life

Reem A. Meshal.

in Sharia and the Making of the Modern Egyptian

April 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Law. 5630 words.

A written document sets out a legal situation and its resolution in a transportable and permanent form. In this way, it mediates between the individual and the world. It detaches the person...

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Creation stories

Christine Desan.

in Making Money

November 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Law. 25930 words.

The chapter contrasts two approaches to money’s origins, the assumptions that accompany those accounts, and the historical evidence for them in the early Anglo-Saxon world. The “convergence...

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Conclusion

Christine Desan.

in Making Money

November 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Law. 6514 words.

Inhabitants of the medieval world often described money as “the blood” of their communities; those in the modern world instead tend to identify money with “water.” The metaphors capture...

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Making Money

Christine Desan.

November 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Book. Subjects: History of Law. 512 pages.

Money travels the modern world in disguise. It looks like a convention of human exchange – a commodity like gold or a medium like language. But its history reveals that money is a very...

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‘… With a view to despatch and the saving of expense’.1 How the Commercial Court has attempted to meet the demands of the business community for efficient and cost-effective litigation procedures.2

Richard Aikens.

in Tom Bingham and the Transformation of the Law

April 2009; p ublished online September 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Law. 13667 words.

This chapter discusses the historical development of the Commercial Court procedures, how they have adjusted to the needs of the commercial actors, and how they must keep to attempt to meet...

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Iura communis n. pl.

Aaron X. Fellmeth and Maurice Horwitz.

in Guide to Latin in International Law

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Law. 28 words.

“Rights of the community.”

Rights held in common by the entire community. Compare with Iura universalia. See also Publici

Parsi Law

Overview page. Subjects: History of Law.

A small, well-knit community originating in Iran, with an important presence in India, Parsis (also called Zoroastrians) are today a global community. Although numerically insignificant,...

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Locus publicus n.

Aaron X. Fellmeth and Maurice Horwitz.

in Guide to Latin in International Law

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Law. 20 words.

“Public place.”

A place owned by the state or the community in common.