Course Description

General History

HIST 1501

Introductory Seminar in History

Law and Order in World History
Fall 2016

Where does law come from, and how does it structure our everyday interactions? This course explores how different societies have drawn on state legislation, courts, community norms, and other sources of law to bring order to the world around them, and how individuals exploited the tensions between legal systems to make their own claims to authority. Students will leave with a strong grasp of law in its many forms and its importance to shaping politics, economies, and societies in world history.  

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Corcoran Department of History
University of Virginia
Nau Hall - South Lawn
Charlottesville, VA 22904


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