ESIL Interest Group History of International Law

ESIL Interest Group History of International Law

maandag 29 maart 2021

ARTICLE: Ntina TZOUVALA, "The Specter of Eurocentrism in International Legal History" (Yale Journal of Law & The Humanities XXXI (2021), No. 2, 413-434 (OPEN ACCES)

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First lines:

The honeymoon period of the “turn to history” in international law did not last long. On the surface everyone agreed that the past of the discipline remained under-examined and under-theorized. Additionally, few (if any) international legal scholars still believed in the most extreme versions of linear, progressivist narratives that imagined (international) law to be part and parcel of “the long march of mankind from the cave to the computer.”2 Nevertheless, important methodological differences persisted.

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