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European colonisers and indigenous monarchs
Robert Aldrich

brandished treasured regalia and awarded honours to worthy subjects. They appointed and dismissed officials, recast institutions, proclaimed law codes and dispensed justice, promoted or restricted trade, dispatched and received diplomatic delegations, contracted alliances and battled enemies, and commissioned public works. Often they carried out these duties personally, whereas in Europe, many had been

in Banished potentates
The policing of nineteenth-century Bengal and Bihar
Peter Robb

arrest and the means which they should fulfil their obligations to keep the peace and protect the public. Because it was codified the law was supposed to be readily accessible not just to lawyers - and certainly the codes were ideal for the burgeoning army of Indian pleaders - but to the average member of the ICS. Generally the Indian law codes were held to ‘approach the highest standard of excellence

in Policing the empire
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The British, the French and African monarchs
Robert Aldrich

‘pursuit and attainment’, combined elements of traditional animist thought, Islam and Protestant Christianity. Njoya commissioned a geographical survey of his realm and sponsored public works in the capital. He experimented with commercial farming of ostriches and new crops, and invented a machine to grind maize. He revised the Bamoun law code, reduced taxes, moderated sumptuary laws and simplified court

in Banished potentates