Book Review: Law's History and History's Laws

Il mestiere di storico V/2, 2013

4 Pages Posted: 18 Jan 2018

Date Written: 2013

Abstract

Understanding international law requires an appreciation of its history, and both legal scholars and historians have developed a welcome appetite for critically rethinking the history of international law. In keeping with disciplinary developments (in history more than law), this is not the usual ‘transitional’ history which describes a linear progression toward an ever more perfect future, but the critical or unofficial history which is attentive to power, as well as to the production of historical knowledge as it tries to understand the past (Chakrabarty, 2000).

Suggested Citation

Pahuja, Sundhya, Book Review: Law's History and History's Laws (2013). Il mestiere di storico V/2, 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3100626

Sundhya Pahuja (Contact Author)

Melbourne Law School ( email )

University of Melbourne
185 Pelham Street, Carlton
Victoria, Victoria 3010
Australia
+61 3 8344 7102 (Phone)

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