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Positivists and Buddhists: The Rise and Fall of Anglo-Burmese Ecclesiastical Law

Andrew Huxley
Law & Social Inquiry
Vol. 26, No. 1 (Winter, 2001), pp. 113-142
Published by: Wiley on behalf of the American Bar Foundation
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/829045
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Positivists and Buddhists: The Rise and Fall of Anglo-Burmese Ecclesiastical Law
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Abstract

This article describes and compares English and Burmese approaches to the legal establishment of religion. Between 1886 and 1942 the two approaches crossbred to produce a body of case law known as Buddhist ecclesiastical law. However, after 1920 the colonial government radically changed its policy toward Buddhism. The repercussions of this change continue to affect Burma.

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