ESIL Interest Group History of International Law

ESIL Interest Group History of International Law

maandag 2 november 2020

JOURNAL: Special Issue Politics and the Histories of International Law (eds. Anne PETERS, Raphaël SCHÄFER & Randall LESAFFER) Journal of the History of International Law/Revue d'histoire du droit international XXII (2020), No. 2-3

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  • Politics and the Histories of International Law: An Introduction to the Special Issue (Anne Peters, Raphael Schäfer, and Randall Lesaffer) (open access)
  • A History of International Law in the Vernacular (Jacob Katz Cogan)
  • Theorising Order in the Shadow of War. The Politics of International Legal Knowledge and the Justification of Force in Modernity (Hendrik Simon)
  • Edmund Burke and the Ambivalence of Protection for Slaves: Between Humanity and Control (Parvathi Menon)
  • The Politics of History in the Late Qing Era: William A. P. Martin and a History of International Law for China (Maria Adèle Carrai)
  • Strength through Diversity? The Paradox of Extraterritoriality and the History of the Odd Ones Out (Madeleine Herren)
  • Civilisation, Protection, Restitution: A Critical History of International Cultural Heritage Law in the 19th and 20th Century (Sebastian M. Spitra) (open access)
  • Full Access The Road to Collective Security: Soviet Russia, the League of Nations, and the Emergence of the ius contra bellum in the Aftermath of the Russian Revolution (1917–1934) (Etienne Henry)
  • Three Wartime Textbooks of International Law (Deborah Whitehall)
  • Full Access Histories Hidden in the Shadow: Vitoria and the International Ostracism of Francoist Spain (Julia Bühner)
  • International Law and the European Court of Justice: The Politics of Avoiding History (Michel Elperding)
  • Turntablism in the History of International Law (Jean d'Aspremont) (open access)

Book reviews:

  • Rewriting the History of the Law of Nations. How James Brown Scott Made Francisco de Vitoria the Founder of International Law, written by Paolo Amorosa (Ignacio de la Rasilla del Moral)
  • Islamic International Law. Historical Foundations and Al-Shaybani’s Siyar, written by Khaled Ramadan Bashir (Dominique Gaurier)
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