ESIL Interest Group History of International Law

ESIL Interest Group History of International Law

donderdag 4 juni 2020

ADVANCE ARTICLE: Giulio BARTOLINI, 'World War I and the Italian International Law Scholars', Journal of the History of International Law/Revue d'histoire du droit international

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Manufacturing International Law: Pre-printed Treaties in the ‘Scramble for Africa’ (Steven M. Harris)
Abstract:
The centennial anniversary of World War I has generated renewed interest in the complex relationship between this event, international law and its community of scholars. In this regard the largely unexplored Italian context may represent a stimulating source of material from the point of view of both contemporary scholarly debate and current research, as Italy was one of the leading states involved in the conflict and boasts a vibrant and influential community of scholars of international law. As a result this article will focus on the shifting and active role played by Italian scholars in relation to the conflict, not only in their traditional academic and scientific activities, but also through their involvement in public debate, propaganda activities, contributions to newspapers and non-specialized journals, as well as their support to the Government..
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