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V Methodology and Theory, 43 Eurocentrism in the History of International Law

Arnulf Becker Lorca

From: The Oxford Handbook of the History of International Law

Edited By: Bardo Fassbender, Anne Peters

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 28 January 2023

History of international law — EC Law, relationship with international law
Historians of international law, before embarking on the task of writing, face a number of choices regarding the definition of their subject: is the history of international law a history of rules, or legal ideas, is it about sovereign states or international lawyers? Given that international law involves rules, States, lawyers, and sovereigns interacting across the globe, there is another methodological choice that the historian faces: should a history of international law be written from a Western point of view, from the standpoint of the centre of the...
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