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The rules of Barat. Tribal documents from Yemen

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ISBN: 9782909194134 9782909194516 Year: Language: English
Publisher: CEFAS - Centre français d’archéologie et de sciences sociales
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License: OpenEdition licence for Books

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Paul Dresch Rules of Barat presents several eighteenth-century agreements among tribesmen from Jabal Barat, north-east of Yemen. These documents, previously unedited, shed new light on the history of customary law ('urf) in Yemen. L'ouvrage de Paul Dresch Rules of Barat présente l'édition critique de plusieurs accords conclus au xviiie siècle entre des hommes de tribus du Jabal Barat, au nord-est du Yémen. Ces documents inédits jettent une lumière nouvelle sur l'histoire du droit coutumier ...

Passage of Change

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ISBN: 9781921666896 Year: Pages: 357 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459434 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Political Science
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Numerous issues face Pacific states trying to find their way in the early 21st century. Countries are striving to secure the benefits of modernisation. Governance, law and order are needed to reach such a goal, but development cannot be at the price of culture or the environment. The question of how to develop and maintain sound legal systems and legal rules whilst maintaining the unique cultural heritages within the Pacific is a challenge with no easy answer. This interdisciplinary collection locates issues of law and governance within the particular socio-political context of the Pacific island region, presenting sociological, anthropological and political insights alongside jurisprudential analysis. Key issues including corruption, the role of customary law in modern legal systems, the place of human rights in the Pacific, environmental issues and the structure of the state are explored from a variety of perspectives.

Derecho consuetudinario y memoria. Práctica jurídica y costumbre en Castilla y León (siglos XI-XIV)

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Book Series: Historia del Derecho ISSN: 22555137 ISBN: 9788490310151 Year: Volume: 13 Pages: 298 Language: Spanish
Publisher: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Figuerola Institute of Social Science History
Subject: History
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Una larga tradición que concierne tanto a la historia del derecho y a la antropología, como a la historia social, ha hecho de la costumbre el ámbito de expresión de un derecho auténtico, encarnado en la memoria popular y en las antípodas, por tanto, de la legalidad estatal. Los medievalistas no han estado al margen de estas elaboraciones; muy por el contrario, han considerado con frecuencia que la Edad Media fue el escenario ideal para el despliegue de la costumbre como ‘voz intacta de lo real’, como derecho arraigado en la mentalidad campesina que oponía resistencia al derecho ‘oficial’. El objetivo general de este libro es realizar una crítica a estas interpretaciones románticas sobre la costumbre poniendo el foco en la naturaleza jurídica que este concepto poseía en las fuentes jurídicas medievales. Lejos de ser pensado como naciendo de las prácticas ancestrales el derecho consuetudinario es abordado en esta investigación como concepto-objeto estrictamente jurídico utilizado en textos forales y en conflictos medievales como argumento legalmente válido.

Rules of the House

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ISBN: 9789176350607 9789176350638 9789176350614 9789176350621 Year: Pages: 189 DOI: 10.1525/luminos.60 Language: English
Publisher: University of California Press
Subject: Gender Studies --- History
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Rules of the House examines the transformation of the Korean family during and after Japanese colonial rule. Through in-depth reading of civil litigation records, the book shows how the Japanese colonial legal system transformed Korean families from the traditional patrilineal family system into small, patriarchal households. The new domestic pattern proved remarkably durable, forming the basis of postcolonial family life. Women feature prominently in the book. Increasingly marginalized by patriarchy, women embodied the fault line between one family system as it receded and the other as it expanded under the auspices of Japanese colonial law. As a consequence, women’s rights to family property, inheritance, divorce, and adoption of heirs were frequently challenged by family members. Far from being quiet victims, these women brought their cases to the colonial courts and won a surprising number of cases. The book highlights how legal discourse about women’s rights in colonial civil courts articulated the transformation of the family.

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