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International Law and Religion: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Martti Koskenniemi, Mónica García-Salmones Rovira, and Paolo Amorosa


This book maps out the territory of ‘international law and religion’ challenging receiving traditions in fundamental aspects. On the one hand, the connection of international law and religion has been little explored. On the other, most of current research on international legal thought presents international law as the very victory of secularization. In other words, international law would be the final product of a rationalist and humanist tradition that has become globally ‘adult’. By questioning that narrative of secularization this book places itself in almost uncharted territory. The book ... More

Keywords: international law, religion, history, ius gentium, politics, human rights, theology, territory, empire

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198805878
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198805878.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Martti Koskenniemi, editor
Academy Professor, University of Helsinki

Mónica García-Salmones Rovira, editor
Post-doc Fellow, University of Helsinki

Paolo Amorosa, editor
Doctoral Candidate, University of Helsinki

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Preliminary Study

International Law and Religion

Martti Koskenniemi

Part I Natural Law and Ius Gentium

Part II Human Rights, Between History, The International and Religion

7 Natural Rights in Albert the Great

Mónica García-Salmones Rovira

8 The Past is Never Dead

Pasquale Annicchino

Part III International Law, Religion, and Territory in the Middle East and the Eastern Mediterranean

Part IV Political Theology and International Legal Theory

End Matter