Lauren Benton, A Search for Sovereignty: Law and Geography in European Empires, 1400-1900 . New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010. xvi+340 pp., 10 illustrations. ISBN: 9780521707435 (pbk.). $26.99.

@article{Cagle2011LaurenBA,
  title={Lauren Benton, A Search for Sovereignty: Law and Geography in European Empires, 1400-1900 . New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010. xvi+340 pp., 10 illustrations. ISBN: 9780521707435 (pbk.). \$26.99.},
  author={Hugh Cagle},
  journal={Itinerario},
  year={2011},
  volume={35},
  pages={104 - 106}
}
such as missionaries, mercenaries and merchants. Chapter Five is on “conquest and resistance” in Jaffna to the north, and the role that missionary activity played in these events. The final Sri Lanka chapter returns to Kandy and the peace treaty of 1617. The concluding chapter on the Maldives, which in nine documents, to some extent mirrors the format of the Sri Lanka chapters. The text is enhanced with maps, both modern and contemporary to the documents, and a very useful glossary of terms… Expand