A Gateway Between A Distant God and A Cruel World

A Gateway Between A Distant God and A Cruel World

The Contribution of Jewish German-speaking Scholars to International Law

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Paz, whose field is international law and politics, spent a decade on this study, doing her research while at the U. of Helsinki, Bar Ilan U. (Israel), and Humboldt University at Berlin. Her study investigates a question fraught with sensitivities: why does there exist a highly disproportionate contribution to international law from German Jews. It's a question that garners attention in the context of current efforts toward a universal sense of law and human rights, efforts that have stimulated research on the history of law. To understand the phenomenon, she investigates the life and work of four individuals: Erich Kaufmann, Hans Kelsen, Hersch Lauterpacht, and Hans J. Morgenthau. Her aim is not only to illuminate these individuals but to understand more broadly how Jewish religion, ethnic identity, and intellectual ties to Judaic civilization connect with an affinity and allegiance to the law. Martinus Nijhoff is an imprint of Brill. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Through a collective biographical methodology of four scholars 20th century scholars this book investigates how Jewish identity and intellectual ties to Judaic civilisation in the German speaking legal context influenced the international legal discipline.

Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : M. Nijhoff Pub., Ă2012
ISBN: 9789004228740
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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