dinsdag, april 15, 2014

Compte rendu "Op zoek naar Glorie in Vlaanderen" in Revue du Nord CXV (2013), No. 400-401, 785-786

Un compte rendu de mon ouvrage Op Zoek naar Glorie in Vlaanderen. De Zonnekoning en de Spaanse Successie, 1707-1708 (Standen en Landen/Anciens Pays et Assemblées d'États; vol. CVIII), de la main de Marie Van Eeckenrode (UCL), a paru dans le dernier numéro de la Revue du Nord.

vrijdag, april 11, 2014

Workshop "Recent Research in the History of Public International Law" (Ghent Legal History Institute, 23 May 2014)

On Friday 23 May 2014, the Ghent Legal History Institute organizes a workshop on recent research in the history of public international law, an active sub-field within the discipline of legal history. The meeting has been set-up at the crossroads between legal history, public international law and diplomatic history. Researchers from Belgium, the Netherlands, France and Germany will present their activities to qualified peers. Starting in the Early Modern Period and running up to the First World War, a representative array of subfields within public international law will be considered: the law of treaties, maritime law, legal theory, the laws of war or neutrality. Prof. Randall Lesaffer, an international authority in the field, will comment and conclude the day. Participation is free of charge, but registration is mandatory. Please contact Mrs. Karin Pensaert (Karin.Pensaert@UGent.be)

More details can be found on the faculty website (link to the program).

ARTICLE: représentation du droit dans la communauté des diplomates européens des "trente heureuses" (1713-1740)", Tijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis-Revue d'Histoire du Droit-The Legal History Review LXXXI (2013), Nr. 3-4, pp. 595-620

 (image: Brill)

La Revue d'Histoire du Droit (Brill/Martinus Nijhoff) vient de publier son déuxième numéro de 2013 (3-4). Parmi les contributions, un article de votre humble serviteur intitulé ""La représentation du droit dans la communauté des diplomates européens des "trente heureuses" (1713-1740)".

Résumé (en anglais):
The study of Ancien Régime public international law compels researchers to broaden the traditional scope of legal history (treaties and doctrine). A broader understanding of normativity in international relations, inspired by sociology, cultural or international relations history leads to an analysis of diplomatic behaviour. Practice is of paramount importance to grasp the working of implicit principles, expressed in correspondence and legal memoranda. The three decades following the Peace of Utrecht (1713) illustrate how state consent-based international organisation operated in the 18th century, separate from doctrinal concepts. French and British archival material and existing prosopographic literature sketch a map of the European arena. Treaty interpretation and legal reasoning were the backbone of international relations. Consequently, jurists were more than apologists, and fulfilled an indispensable role in an interactional system.

La revue peut être consultée en cliquant ici (Brill Books and Journals Online).
DOI: 10.1163/15718190-08134P11