Timothy Lubin

Washington and Lee University

Jessie Ball duPont Professor of Religion

204 W Washington St

Lexington, VA 24450

United States

http://lubin.academic.wlu.edu/

Washington and Lee University - School of Law

Adjunct Professor of Law

Lexington, VA 24450

United States

http://law.wlu.edu/faculty/wandl-affiliated-faculty/timothy-lubin

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“  I write about early India's conceptions comparable to 'religious' and 'secular', pluralism and polity, status and rights, and cultural transmission from centers to peripheries. By training and method, I am a historian of religion and law in South and Southeast Asia, using Sanskrit texts and inscriptions in Prakrit, Sanskrit, Old Javanese, and Old Tamil. I study the formation and spread of Brahmanical ideals and institutions in the ancient and early medieval periods, as well as issues of religious identity and religious freedom in modern legal contexts.  ”

Scholarly Papers (12)

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Punishment and Expiation: Overlapping Domains in Brahmanical Law

Indologica Taurinensia, Vol. 33, pp. 93-122, 2007
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 04 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 03 Mar 2008
Timothy Lubin
Washington and Lee University
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religious, law, priestly, punishment, penance, expiation, crime, sin, India, Brahmanical, authority, king, royal, secular, ancient, natural law, positive law

Writing and the Recognition of Customary Law in Premodern India and Java

Washington & Lee Legal Studies Paper No. 2011-18
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 26 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 10 Sep 2015
Timothy Lubin
Washington and Lee University
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writing, recognition, custom, customary law, comparative, ancient law, India, Java, Hindu, Indic

Writing and the Recognition of Customary Law in Premodern India and Java

Journal of the American Oriental Society 135.2: 225–259 (2015)
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 12 Sep 2015
Timothy Lubin
Washington and Lee University
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writing, recognition, custom, customary law, comparative, ancient law, India, Java, Hindu, Indic

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Hinduism and Law

Hinduism in India: Modern and Contemporary Movements, edited by Will Sweetman and Aditya Malik (Sage Publications, 2016), pp. 41–68.
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 01 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 02 Aug 2016
Timothy Lubin
Washington and Lee University
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South Asia, India, colonial law, colonialism, Hindu law, Anglo-Hindu law, personal law codes, legal pluralism, nationalism

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The Spirit and the Flesh of Hindu Law

Journal of the American Oriental Society, Vol. 130 No. 3, pp. 445-451, 2010
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 20 Jun 2011
Timothy Lubin
Washington and Lee University
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Hindu law, Dharmashastra, Dharmasastra, Dharma, customary law, theology, India, Sanskrit, comparative law, religious law, religion, jurisprudence, philosophy of law

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The Theory and Practice of Property in Premodern South Asia: Disparities and Convergences

Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient 61.5/6 (2018), Washington & Lee Legal Studies Paper No. 2017-3
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 02 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 24 Jul 2018
Timothy Lubin
Washington and Lee University
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Ancient and Medieval India, South Asia, Property, Ownership, Legal History, Land Rights, Endowment, Inscription, Epigraphy

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Indic Conceptions of Authority

HINDUISM AND LAW: AN INTRODUCTION, Timothy Lubin, Donald R. Davis, Jr., Jayanth K. Krishnan, eds., pp. 137-153, Cambridge University Press, 2010
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 24 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 10 May 2011
Timothy Lubin
Washington and Lee University
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comparative law, authority, India, Hindu Law, Dharmashastra/Dharmasastra, religious law, proof, ordeal, legal history, Asia

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Custom in the Vedic Ritual Codes as an Emergent Legal Principle

Journal of the American Oriental Society 136.4 (2016): 669–687.
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 02 Mar 2017
Timothy Lubin
Washington and Lee University
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custom, ancient law, dharma, Dharmashastra, Hindu law, Veda, Vedic ritual, code, authority, norms, India, South Asia

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The Polity of the Philosopher-Bureaucrat: Brahmanical Virtue as a Qualification for Public Office

In: WORLD VIEW AND THEORY IN INDIAN PHILOSOPHY, edited by Piotr Balcerowicz, 299-325 (Warsaw Indological Studies, 5) (Manohar 2012)
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 24 Jan 2013
Timothy Lubin
Washington and Lee University
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Hindu law, Brahmin, Brahmanical, political theory, India, arthashastra, dharma, dharmashastra, statecraft, norms, authority, writing, administration

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Legal Diglossia: Modeling Discursive Practices in Premodern Indic Law

BILINGUAL DISCOURSE AND CROSS-CULTURAL FERTILISATION: SANSKRIT AND TAMIL IN MEDIAEVAL INDIA, Whitney Cox and Vincenzo Vergiani (eds.), Collection Indologie, 121. Institut français de Pondichéry / École française d’Extrême-Orient, 2013, pp. 411-455.
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 06 Dec 2010 Last Revised: 30 Oct 2019
Timothy Lubin
Washington and Lee University
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code switching, register, legal diglossia, custom, customary law, norm, recognition, administration, comparative, ancient, documentation, Dharmashastra, Dharmaśāstra, India, Dharma, Hindu law, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Sanskrit, Javanese, Khmer, Tamil

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Dignity and Status in Ancient and Medieval India

Human Dignity in Asia: A Dialogue between Law and Culture, edited by Jimmy Chia-Shin Hsu (Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 19 Oct 2020 Last Revised: 03 May 2021
Timothy Lubin
Washington and Lee University
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status, dharma, varṇa, caste, Jeremy Waldron

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Towards a South Asian Diplomatics: Cosmopolitan Norms and Regional Idioms in the Use of Documents

Studies in Historical Documents from Nepal and India, edited by Simon Cubelic, Axel Michaels, and Astrid Zotter. Documenta Nepalica, 1. Heidelberg: Heidelberg University Publishing / Kathmandu: National Archives, Nepal, 2018, pp. 37–84, Washington & Lee Legal Studies Paper No. 2018-08
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 08 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 19 Apr 2018
Timothy Lubin
Washington and Lee University
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diplomatics, legal documents, charter, property, India, South Asia, comparative history of ancient law, inscription

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The Political Economy of Polytheism: The Indian Versus the Greco-Roman Religions

Homo Oeconomicus (September 2020) (https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s41412-020-00102-z)
Posted: 11 Nov 2020
Atin Basuchoudhary, Mario Ferrero and Timothy Lubin
Virginia Military Institute, Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale and Washington and Lee University

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Greco-Roman religion, Indian religions, Polytheism, Priests, Sects, Religious Competition, Hinduism