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Landscapes and the Law: Environmental Politics, Regional Histories, and Contests over Nature

Gunnel Cederlöf


Landscapes and the Law is situated at the crossroads of environmental, colonial, and legal history. It examines the role of law in consolidating early colonial rule from the perspective of people’s access to nature in forests and hill tracts. This major interdisciplinary study is thus concerned with the social history of legal processes and the making of law, being as relevant today as it was when first published a decade ago. The book is focused equally on the multitude of colliding claims for access to land and resources, and the complex ways in which customary rights are redefined and codif ... More

Keywords: law, environmental history, colonial history, legal history, nature, forests, hill, Nilgiri Hills, South India, customary rights, land rights

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780199499748
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199499748.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gunnel Cederlöf, author
Professor of History, Linnaeus University, Sweden