Friday, February 8, 2019

Koskenniemi, Rovira, Amorosa and friends on international law and religion

Martti Koskenniemi, Monica Garcia-Salmones Rovira, and Paolo Amorosa (all of the University of Helsinki) have co-edited International Law and Religion: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives with Oxford University Press. From the publisher: 
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This books maps out the territory of international law and religion challenging received traditions in fundamental aspects. On the one hand, the connection of international law and religion has been little explored. On the other, most of current research on international legal thought presents international law as the very victory of secularization. By questioning that narrative of secularization this book approaches these traditions from a new perspective. 
From the Middle Ages' early conceptualizations of rights and law to contemporary political theory, the chapters bring to life debates concerning the interaction of the meaning of the legal and the sacred. The contributors approach their chapters from an array of different backgrounds and perspectives but with the common objective of investigating the mutually shaping relationship of religion and law. The collaborative endeavour that this volume offers makes available substantial knowledge on the question of international law and religion.
The Table of Contents is included on the book's Amazon.com preview here.

 Further information about this edited volume is available here.

1 comment:

Patrick S. O'Donnell said...

This volume is disappointing inasmuch as (as far as I can ascertain) both Asia and much of Africa are not covered (parts of the latter continent are addressed only to the extent they are Islamic). And this is a glaring absence if only because the subtitle explicitly makes reference to "contemporary perspectives." Am I mistaken?