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The Law of Nations in Global History

C. H. Alexandrowicz, David Armitage, and Jennifer Pitts


In recent years there has been a growing awareness of the need to write a global history of law of nations that disengages from parochial national and regional histories. It is hoped that these developments will bring centre-stage the work of Charles Henry Alexandrowicz (1902–75), a scholar who was among the first to conceptualize the history of international law as that of intersecting histories of different regions of the world. Alexandrowicz was aware that, while the idea of writing a global history of law of nations is liberating, there is no guarantee that it will not become the handmaide ... More

Keywords: law of nations, Charles Henry Alexandrowicz, history of international law, rule of law, Eurocentric history, theory of international law

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Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198766070
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198766070.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

C. H. Alexandrowicz, author

David Armitage, editor
Harvard University

Jennifer Pitts, editor
University of Chicago

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‘This Modern Grotius’

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Part I The Early History of the Law of Nations

Part II Asia and the Law of Nations

7 Grotius and India (1954)

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8 Freitas Versus Grotius (1959)

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17 Is India a Federation? (1954)

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Part III Africa and the Law of Nations

Part IV The Recognition of New States in International Law

26 Israel in fieri (1951)

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27 New and Original States

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