Afterword: Mobile law and thick transregionalism
Copyright © the American Society for Legal History, Inc. 2014. The articles in this special issue of Law and History Review advance Indian Ocean studies and legal history by employing innovative mobile methods and concepts. In the past few decades, the Indian Ocean has become established as a frame for research and an object of study in its own right. Inspired by Braudel's work on the Mediterranean, and alert to geography, pioneering economic and political historians established the ocean's worth as a field of research. More recently, understanding of the ocean and its histories and societies has been broadened to include fields such as religion, diaspora, cultural history, literature, and the environment.
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