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Introduction: The Basic Thesis and Background

David P. Wright

in Inventing God's Law: How the Covenant Code of the Bible Used and Revised the Laws of Hammurabi

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195304756
eISBN:
9780199866830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304756.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This introduction provides an overview to the comparative study of the Covenant Code and Mesopotamian law, particularly the Laws of Hammurabi. It provides a summary of the argument of the book and ... More


Grotius and Gentili: A Reassessment of Thomas E. Holland's Inaugural Lecture 1

Peter Haggenmacher

in Hugo Grotius and International Relations

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198277712
eISBN:
9780191598890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198277717.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Alberico Gentili (1552–1608), an Italian who worked at Oxford between 1580 and 1600, has some claim to dispute with Grotius regarding the title of ‘father of international law’. This claim was ... More


Simmel's Early Historicism

Frederick C. Beiser

in The German Historicist Tradition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199691555
eISBN:
9780191731839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691555.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter 12 is a close examination of the early philosophy of history of Georg Simmel (1858–1918). The first sections discuss Simmel's early intellectual development and the early influences on the ... More


Personal Laws and Women’s Rights

Flavia Agnes

in Family Law Volume 1: Family Laws and Constitutional Claims

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198067900
eISBN:
9780199081295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198067900.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter looks at the history of the laws governing different religious denominations, including their scriptural sources and their contemporary applications. The main argument in this chapter ... More


Kings and Law

John Hudson

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: 871-1216

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198260301
eISBN:
9780191740640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260301.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The history of the laws of England begins before England was a political entity. King Alfred defeated the Danes who were invading his kingdom of Wessex in the last decades of the ninth century. In ... More


Coercion, Internalization, Decolonization: A Contextual Reading of the Rise of European International Law Since the Seventeenth Century

Felix Lange

in The International Rule of Law: Rise or Decline?

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198843603
eISBN:
9780191879395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843603.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The chapter discusses competing narratives of ‘rise’ and ‘decline’ of international law in the historical writings of international lawyers and historians. The author proposes a contextual approach ... More


Three Worlds; Three Bodies of International Law

Timothy Brook, Michael van Walt van Praag, and Miek Boltjes (eds)

in Sacred Mandates: Asian International Relations since Chinggis Khan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226562629
eISBN:
9780226562933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226562933.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The study of international relations has largely neglected the polities and legal orders of Inner and East Asia. International relations as a field of inquiry looks rather different when starting ... More


Contrasting the Normative and Historical Foundations of Transitional Justice and Jus Post Bellum: Outlining the Matrix of Definitions in Comparative Perspective

Jens Iverson

in Jus Post Bellum: Mapping the Normative Foundations

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199685899
eISBN:
9780191765841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685899.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter contrasts Transitional Justice and jus post bellum in order to create a clearer definition and understanding of each. The terms are evaluated not as essentialist truths but as terms that ... More


The History of Law and the History of Disputes

John Hudson

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: 871-1216

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198260301
eISBN:
9780191740640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260301.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to engage with various approaches to the history of law. Some scholars, especially historians, have concentrated primarily on royal ideology, ... More


Factors Influencing the Making and Transformation of Labour Law in Europe

Bob Hepple

in The Idea of Labour Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199693610
eISBN:
9780191729744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693610.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Employment Law, Philosophy of Law

The starting point of the work of the European Comparative Labour Law Group, which is outlined in this chapter, is that labour legislation is part of an historical process and the outcome of struggle ... More


Literature and the Law of Nations, 1580-1680

Christopher N. Warren

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198719342
eISBN:
9780191788550
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719342.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book is a literary history of international law in the age of Shakespeare, Milton, Grotius, and Hobbes. It tells the previously untold story of major English Renaissance writers who used ... More


On the Origins of Political Societies and the Principles which are the Basis of their Organisation.

Jean Allain

in The Last Waltz of the Law of Nations: A Translation of The 1803 Edition of de Rayneval's The Institutions of Natural Law and the Law of Nations

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198725138
eISBN:
9780191792540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198725138.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Legal History

Book One considers the origins and formation of societies into States around Rayneval’s leitmotiv of self-preservation, as the essence of natural law. In so doing, Rayneval is setting the foundation ... More


Conclusion

John Hudson

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: 871-1216

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198260301
eISBN:
9780191740640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260301.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter presents conclusions for Part I of the book. The late Anglo-Saxon period gave us our word ‘law’, in the form of the Scandinavian loanword lagu. This made its first appearance for human ... More


Gene Patenting and the Product-of-Nature Doctrine

Myles W. Jackson

in The Genealogy of a Gene: Patents, HIV/AIDS, and Race

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028660
eISBN:
9780262327190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028660.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter traces the CCR5 gene’s intellectual property lineage. It discusses how genes became patentable in the United States by offering a history of patent law, particularly cases that have been ... More


Introduction: Grounding Criminal Law: Foundational Texts in Comparative-Historical Perspective

Markus D Dubber

in Foundational Texts in Modern Criminal Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199673612
eISBN:
9780191751745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673612.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Legal History

This introduction lays out the book’s animating idea: to contribute to the emergence of a transnational canon of criminal law by documenting its intellectual and disciplinary history and, at the same ... More


What Should International Legal History Become?

Martti Koskenniemi

in System, Order, and International Law: The Early History of International Legal Thought from Machiavelli to Hegel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198768586
eISBN:
9780191821974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198768586.003.0019
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter argues that the scope of history of international law ought to be expanded beyond its received sense. If the interest lies in ‘power’, then it is not a surprise why international lawyers ... More


Custom, Combat, and the Comparative Study of Laws: Montesquieu Revisited

Malcolm Vale

in Legalism: Anthropology and History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199664269
eISBN:
9780191744686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664269.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Legal History

This chapter examines the work of the Baron de Montesquieu, the great eighteenth-century legal thinker (1689–1755). It is concerned with questions such as how and why he came to write what he did, ... More


The Law of Nations in Global History

C. H. Alexandrowicz

David Armitage and Jennifer Pitts (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198766070
eISBN:
9780191820649
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198766070.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Legal History

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 ... More


Playing Hide and Seek with ‘Vergangenheit, die nicht vergehen will’ (‘a Past that Will Not Pass’) in the History of International Law

Ignacio de la Rasilla

in How International Law Works in Times of Crisis

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198849667
eISBN:
9780191883941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198849667.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The chapter proceeds in two parts. The first reviews the enactment of the Spanish Historical Memory Act (HMA) and examines three of its most polemical areas of implementation in the light of the ... More


International Law within a Global International Society: Comment on Felix Lange

Andrew Hurrell

in The International Rule of Law: Rise or Decline?

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198843603
eISBN:
9780191879395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843603.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter is a comment on Felix Lange’s analysis of the universalization of international law from a historical-contextual perspective. Building on Lange’s arguments the comment underscores and ... More


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