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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


Introduction: Britain and International Law in West Africa

Inge Van Hulle

in Britain and International Law in West Africa: The Practice of Empire

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198869863
eISBN:
9780191912672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198869863.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law, Public International Law

This introduction provides an overview of the main arguments and structure of the book. It introduces the state of the art with respect to the history of international law and empire in West Africa ... More


Introduction

Doreen Lustig

in Veiled Power: International Law and the Private Corporation 1886-1981

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198822097
eISBN:
9780191861185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198822097.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Private International Law

Corporations have limited responsibilities in international law but enjoy far-reaching rights and privileges. International legal debates often conceive of this issue as a problem of business ... 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


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


From the NIEO to the International Investment Law Regime: The Rise of the Multinational Corporation as a Subject of Regulatory Concern in International Law

Doreen Lustig

in Veiled Power: International Law and the Private Corporation 1886-1981

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198822097
eISBN:
9780191861185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198822097.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Private International Law

Chapter 7 traces a ‘road not taken’ in the history of regulating global corporations in pursuit of economic democracy, the conditions that led to its failure, and the emergence of the contemporary ... 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


Introduction

Pablo Kalmanovitz

in The Laws of War in International Thought

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198790259
eISBN:
9780191831577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198790259.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The Introduction situates the book within current debates in the historiography of international law. While the book’s sources are examined in their historical context, contextualist approaches to ... More


What is a History of International Law in Italy for? International Law through the Prism of National Perspectives

Giulio Bartolini

in A History of International Law in Italy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198842934
eISBN:
9780191878831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842934.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Legal History

This chapter provides the theoretical background of the volume and illustrates its structure and rationale. It tackles the growing debate on the need to explore international law from comparative and ... More


Back to Informal Empire?: The Anglo-Iranian Struggle over Oil, 1932–1954

Doreen Lustig

in Veiled Power: International Law and the Private Corporation 1886-1981

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198822097
eISBN:
9780191861185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198822097.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Private International Law

Chapter 6 is devoted to the Abadan Crisis and the circumstances surrounding the decision of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the dispute between Britain and Iran over the ownership of oil ... 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


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


Veiled Power: International Law and the Private Corporation 1886-1981

Doreen Lustig

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198822097
eISBN:
9780191861185
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198822097.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Private International Law

This book presents a historical study of the international law of the private business corporation. The literature on corporations and international law typically concentrates on the failure to ... More


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