Review of Bardo Fassbender and Anne Peters eds., The Oxford Handbook of the History of International Law (2012)
American Journal of International Law, Vol. 108, p. 371, 2014
7 Pages Posted: 27 Jan 2014 Last revised: 21 Oct 2014
Date Written: December 1, 2013
This is a brief review of The Oxford Handbook of the History of International Law, edited by Bardo Fassbender and Anne Peters (2012). In this volume, the editors explicitly seek to map a path "towards a global history of international law." By any measure, the book is a substantial achievement, and it will be widely and rewardingly consulted for many years to come. Yet even with all the knowledge assembled in its thousand-plus pages, the Handbook is unable to accomplish in full what it set out to achieve.
Keywords: history of international law, legal history
JEL Classification: K33
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