Introduction: Towards A Global History Of International Law
Bardo Fassbender, Anne Peters
Edited By: Bardo Fassbender, Anne Peters
- 1648-1815 — 1815 to World War I — World War I to World War II — Since World War II — EC Law, relationship with international law
With this Handbook, we, the editors and authors, tried to depart from what has been aptly described as the ‘well-worn paths’ 1 of how the history of international law has been written so far—that is, as a history of rules developed in the European state system since the 16th century which then were spread to other continents and eventually the entire globe. 2 It has also been written as a progressive history that in the end would lead to a world governed by the ideals of the Enlightenment, and the American and French Revolutions. 3 That history of progress in the...