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Archipelago of JusticeLaw in France's Early Modern Empire$
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Laurie M Wood

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780300244007

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300244007.001.0001

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Justice Between Plantation and Port

Justice Between Plantation and Port

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(p.60) Two Justice Between Plantation and Port
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Archipelago of Justice
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Laurie M. Wood

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300244007.003.0003

Chapter 2 explores how negotiations between court participants and magistrates through court proceedings, as in some sedition cases, untangled the concentric circles of authority that emanated from the innermost court chambers (especially the registrar’s chamber, where legal documentation was kept) out past insular coastlines into the haziest maritime jurisdictions. This chapter delves into the public and private aspects of court proceedings. It tracks court participants as they moved among French legal entrepôts through both formal and informal legal channels, such as judicial appeals, interjudicial correspondence, and traveling from one court to another.

Keywords:   justice, plantations, port cities, maritime history, slavery, lawyers

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