Wallstein Verlag


Adamantios Theodor Skordos

Southeas Europe and Modern International Law


A trans-territorial and global history of the 19th and 20th century

528 pages, 14,0 x 22,2 cm
ISBN: 978-3-8353-3903-3 (2021)

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The significant impact of Southeast European stakeholders and conflicts on modern international law.


Since the 19th century, Southeast Europe as a historical sub-region of Eastern Europe has been strongly contested on both an internal and external level. Here, Adamantios Skordos addresses the significance of Southeast Europe for the development of international law in the 19th and 20th century. On the one hand, his interdisciplinary study focuses on the participation of Southeast European international lawyers, diplomats and politicians in transnational networks and international legalisation processes. On the other, he highlights the important role played by Southeast European conflicts in the strategies and discourses of internationally influential protagonists outside of the region.
The author analyses in-depth studies by well-known experts of international law from the 19th and early 20th century, such as Henry Wheaton, Johan Caspar Bluntschli, Franz von Liszt, Lassa Oppenheim, Fëdor Fëdorovic Martens, Antoine Rougier and John Westlake. He also explores the decisions made by international organisations such as the League of Nations and the United Nations as well as the jurisprudence of international courts such as the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.
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