The Oxford Handbook of the History of International Law

Paperback | July 16, 2014

EditorBardo Fassbender, Anne Peters, Simone Peter

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The Oxford Handbook of the History of International Law provides an authoritative and original overview of the origins, concepts, and core issues of international law. The first comprehensive Handbook on the history of international law, it is a truly unique contribution to the literature ofinternational law and relations. Pursuing both a global and an interdisciplinary approach, the Handbook brings together some sixty eminent scholars of international law, legal history, and global history from all parts of the world. Covering international legal developments from the 15th century until the end of World War II, the Handbook consists of over sixty individual chapters which are arranged in six parts. The book opens with an analysis of the principal actors in the history of international law, namely states, peoplesand nations, international organisations and courts, and civil society actors. Part Two is devoted to a number of key themes of the history of international law, such as peace and war, the sovereignty of states, hegemony, religion, and the protection of the individual person. Part Three addressesthe history of international law in the different regions of the world (Africa and Arabia, Asia, the Americas and the Caribbean, Europe), as well as "encounters" between non-European legal cultures (like those of China, Japan, and India) and Europe which had a lasting impact on the body ofinternational law. Part Four examines certain forms of "interaction or imposition" in international law, such as diplomacy (as an example of interaction) or colonization and domination (as an example of imposition of law). The classical juxtaposition of the civilized and the uncivilized is alsocritically studied. Part Five is concerned with problems of the method and theory of history writing in international law, for instance the periodisation of international law, or Eurocentrism in the traditional historiography of international law. The Handbook concludes with a Part Six, entitled"People in Portrait", which explores the life and work of twenty prominent scholars and thinkers of international law, ranging from Muhammad al-Shaybani to Sir Hersch Lauterpacht.The Handbook will be an invaluable resource for students and scholars of international law. It provides historians with new perspectives on international law, and increases the historical and cultural awareness of scholars of international law. It is the standard reference work for the globalhistory of international law.

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The Oxford Handbook of the History of International Law provides an authoritative and original overview of the origins, concepts, and core issues of international law. The first comprehensive Handbook on the history of international law, it is a truly unique contribution to the literature ofinternational law and relations. Pursuing bot...

Bardo Fassbender is Professor of International Law at the Bundeswehr University in Munich. He studied law, history and political science at the University of Bonn (Germany) and holds an LL.M from Yale Law School (1992) and a Doctor iuris from the Humboldt University in Berlin (1997), where he also completed his Habilitation in 2004 an...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:1280 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.07 inPublished:July 16, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Bardo Fassbender and Anne Peters: Introduction: Towards a Global History of International LawPart One: Actors1. Jorg Fisch: Peoples and Nations2. Antonio Cassese: States: Rise and Decline of the Primary Subjects of the International Community3. Randall Lesaffer: Peace Treaties and the Formation of International Law4. Janne Elisabeth Nijman: Minorities and Majorities5. Joaquin Alcaide Fernandez: Hostes humani generis: Pirates, Slavers, and other Criminals6. Cornelis G. Roelofsen: International Arbitration and Courts7. Anne Peters and Simone Peter: International Organizations: Between Technocracy and Democracy8. Cecelia M. Lynch: Peace Movements, Civil Society, and the Development of International LawPart Two: Themes9. Daniel-Erasmus Khan: Territory and Boundaries10. Dominique Gaurier: Cosmopolis and Utopia11. Mary Ellen O'Connell: Peace and War12. Antje von Ungern-Sternberg: Religion and Religious Intervention13. Robert Kolb: The Protection of the Individual in Times of War and Peace14. Koen Stapelbroek: Trade, Chartered Companies, and Mercantile Associations15. David J. Bederman: The SeaPart Three: RegionsI. Africa and Arabia16. Fatiha Sahli and Abdelmalek El Ouazzani: Africa North of the Sahara and Arab Countries17. James Thuo Gathii: Africa18. Umut Ozsu: The Ottoman Empire and the Abode of IslamII. Asia19. Shin Kawashima: China20. Masaharu Yanagihara: Japan21. Bimal N. Patel: IndiaIII. The Americas and the Caribbean22. Mark W. Janis: North America: American Exceptionalism in International Law23. Jorge L. Esquirol: Latin America24. David Berry: The CaribbeanIV. Europe25. Martin Kintzinger: From the Late Middle Ages to the Peace of Westphalia26. Heinz Duchhardt: From the Peace of Westphalia to the Congress of Vienna27. Milos Vec: From the Congress of Vienna to the Paris Peace Treaties of 191928. Peter Kruger: From the Paris Peace Treaties to the End of the Second World WarV. Encounters29. Chi-Hua Tang: China - Europe30. Kinji Akashi: Japan - Europe31. Upendra Baxi: India - Europe32. Lauri Malksoo: Russia - Europe33. Kenneth Coates: North American Indigenous Peoples' EncountersPart Four: Interaction or Imposition34. Arthur Eyffinger: Diplomacy35. Andrew Fitzmaurice: Discovery, Conquest, and Occupation of Territory36. Matthew Craven: Colonialism and Domination37. Seymour Drescher and Paul Finkelman: Slavery38. Liliana Obregon Tarazona: The Civilized and the UncivilizedPart Five: Methodology and Theory39. Martti Koskenniemi: A History of International Law Histories40. Anthony Carty: Doctrine versus State Practice41. Oliver Diggelmann: The Periodization of the History of International Law42. Kaius Tuori: The Reception of Ancient Legal Th ought in Early Modern International Law43. Arnulf Becker Lorca: Eurocentrism in the History of International Law44. Antony Anghie: Identifying Regions and Sub-Regions in the History of International LawPart Six: People in Portrait45. Mashood A. Baderin: Muhammad al-Shaybani (749/50-805)46. Annabel Brett: Francisco de Vitoria (1480-1546) and Francisco Suarez (1548-1617)47. Merio Scattola: Alberico Gentili (1552-1608)48. Peter Haggenmacher: Hugo Grotius (1583-1645)49. Knud Haakonssen: Samuel Pufendorf (1632-1694)50. Knud Haakonssen: Christian Wolff (1679-1754)51. Kinji Akashi: Cornelius van Bynkershoek (1673-1743)52. Georg Cavallar: Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778)53. Emmanuelle Jouannet: Emer de Vattel (1714-1767)54. Pauline Kleingeld: Immanuel Kant (1724-1804)55. Armin von Bogdandy and Sergio Dellavalle: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831)56. Lydia H. Liu: Henry Wheaton (1785-1848)57. Silja Voneky: Francis Lieber (1798-1872)58. Simone Peter: Bertha von Suttner (1843-1914)59. Lauri Malksoo: Friedrich Fromhold von Martens (Fyodor Fyodorovich Martens) (1845-1909)60. Mathias Schmoeckel: Lassa Oppenheim (1858-1919)61. Oliver Diggelmann: Max Huber (1874-1960)62. Oliver Diggelmann: Georges Scelle (1878-1961)63. Bardo Fassbender: Hans Kelsen (1881-1973)64. Bardo Fassbender: Carl Schmitt (1888-1985)65. Iain G.M. Scobbie: Sir Hersch Lauterpacht (1897-1960)

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"The Oxford Handbook of the History of International Law innovatively and comprehensively provides a timely and ambitious global history of international law from the sixteenth century to the mid-twentieth century. Under the skilled editorship of Bardo Fassbender and Anne Peters, thecontributors, experts who themselves come from all parts of the world, present a history that imagines international law as the product of different regions, cultures, actors, and eras. Setting a new agenda for the field, the Handbook will be the indispensable starting point for students andresearchers exploring the history of international law." --ASIL Award Citation