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The Leiden Legacy: Concepts of Law in Indonesia
by Peter Burns
The Dutch colonial power in Indonesia in the nineteenth century needed to clarify its understanding of the legal values and conventions of the peoples whom it claimed to rule. Dutch colonial lawyers tended to rationalize this legal culture, lumping together all kinds of indigenous legal customs from different areas as manifestations of adatrecht, or, customary law. The ...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published January 1st 2004 by Brill Academic Publishers
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the east indies government wasn't only successful to create the trade monopoly, but also the modern law constitution in indonesia. they created the law concepts, started from a set of trade rules that absorbed to the very principle of the mind and mentality of indonesian people understanding of law in general. so, the fact is that the concepts of law in indonesia got its own fundamental spirit from europe, or the colonial power, rather than indonesia herself. the law was created in the basis of ...more