ESIL Interest Group History of International Law

ESIL Interest Group History of International Law

woensdag 1 april 2020

ARTICLE: Erez MANELA, 'International Society as a Historical Subject' (Diplomatic History XLIV (2020), No. 2, 184-209)

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First paragraph:
For some time now, historians have been venturing well beyond the spatial and methodological enclosures of nation-states that had long defined the modern discipline, writing more history that is variously described as international, transnational, transregional, global, or world history.1 This essay sets out to examine one aspect of the turn away from methodological nationalism—which is the assumption that the nation-state is the natural frame for the study of history—an aspect that has often been described as the emergence of a “new international history.”2 The term “international history” has had a rather complicated history in the U.S. historical profession,
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