24 October 2019

BOOK: Inge VAN HULLE and Randall C.H. LESAFFER, eds., International Law in the Long Nineteenth Century (1776-1914) From the Public Law of Europe to Global International Law? [Studies in the History of International Law] (Leiden-New York: Brill Nijhoff, 2019). ISBN 978-90-04-41208-8, €99.00

(Source: Brill)

Brill is publishing a new book on international law in the 19th century.


International Law in the Long Nineteenth Century gathers ten studies that reflect the ever-growing variety of themes and approaches that scholars from different disciplines bring to the historiography of international law in the period. 

Three themes are explored: ‘international law and revolutions’ which reappraises the revolutionary period as crucial to understanding the dynamics of international order and law in the nineteenth century. In ‘law and empire’, the traditional subject of nineteenth-century imperialism is tackled from the perspective of both theory and practice. Finally, ‘the rise of modern international law’, covers less familiar aspects of the formation of modern international law as a self-standing discipline.

Contributors are: Camilla Boisen, Raphaël Cahen, James Crawford, Ana Delic, Frederik Dhondt, Andrew Fitzmaurice, Vincent Genin, Viktorija Jakjimovska, Stefan Kroll, Randall Lesaffer, and Inge Van Hulle.


   Randall Lesaffer and Inge Van Hulle

Part 1: International Law and Revolution

1 Napoleon 1814–1815: A Small Issue of Status
   James Crawford
2 Edmund Burke and the Law of Nature and Nations
   Camilla Boisen
3 Uneasy Neutrality: Britain and the Greek War of Independence (1821–1832)
   Viktorija Jakjimovska

Part 2: International Law and Empire

4 Equality of Non-European Nations in International Law
   Andrew Fitzmaurice
5 British Humanitarianism, International Law and Human Sacrifice in West Africa
   Inge Van Hulle
6 The Mahmoud Ben Ayad Case and the Transformation of International Law
   Raphael Cahen
7 Public-Private Colonialism: Extraterritoriality in the Shanghai International Settlement
   Stefan Kroll

Part 3: The Rise of Modern International Law

8 Permanent Neutrality or Permanent Insecurity? Obligation and Self-Interest in the Defence of Belgian Neutrality, 1830–1870
   Frederik Dhondt
9 The Role of Comparative Law in the Development of Modern Private International Law (1750–1914)
   Ana Delic
10 The Institute of International Law’s Crisis in the Wake of the Franco-Prussian War (1873–1899)
   Vincent Genin

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