“This is not a history of international law”.

Martti Koskenniemi`s upcoming book “To the Uttermost Parts of the Earth: Legal Imagination and International Power 1300–1870” was reason enough to invite a group of legal historians, historians and jurists for an advanced read as well as Martii Koskenniemi to respond. In this blog, you can already read the introduction to the debate which will be published in this year`s “Rechtsgeschichte – Legal History”.

The Cannon. A Tool for Delimiting Maritime Space

This is the story of the cannon as a tool to delimit maritime space in the history of the law of the sea. It is a story that spans from the 17th to the 20th century – it is a story about a state practice that became legal theory, technological progress and Western dominance in international law.

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