ESIL Interest Group History of International Law

ESIL Interest Group History of International Law

woensdag 7 oktober 2020

BOOK: Ignacio DE LA RASILLA, International Law and History. Modern Interfaces [Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law] (Cambridge: CUP, Feb 2021), ISBN 9781108473408, 85 GBP

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Abstract:
This interdisciplinary exploration of the modern historiography of international law invites a diverse assessment of the indissoluble unity of the old and the new in the most global of all legal disciplines. The study of the history of international law does not only serve a better understanding of how international law has evolved to become what it is and what it is not. Its histories, which re-think the past in the present, also influence our perception of contemporary matters in international law and our understandings of how they may potentially unfold. This multi-perspectival inquiry into the dominant modes of international legal history studies and its fundamental debates may also help students of both international law and history to identify the historical approaches that best suit their international legal-historical perspectives and best address their historical and legal research questions.

Table of contents:

1. The Turn to the History of International Law
2. Contextual Approaches to the History of International Law
3. Critical/Post-Modern Approaches to the History of International Law
4. TWAIL/Post-Colonial Approaches to the History of International Law
5. Global Approaches to the History of International Law
6. Feminist Approaches to the History of International Law
7. Normative Approaches to the History of International Law
8. Sociological Approaches to the History of International Law
9. Institutional Approaches to the History of International Law
10. Biographical Approaches to the History of International Law

11. Multiperspectivity and Periodization in the History of International Law 

(source: Cambridge Core