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History trials: notes on law, history, and time

Douzinas, Costas (2012) History trials: notes on law, history, and time. Annual Review of Law and Social Science 8 , pp. 273-289. ISSN 1550-3585.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1146/annurev-lawsocsci-102811...

Abstract

This article examines the relationship between law and historiography. Law played a central role in the creation of the nation-state. Historiography also narrates the victories and sacrifices of the nation and constructs its “imagined community.” Recently, court hearings are increasingly used for history authentication. Developing Hannah Arendt's argument in Eichmann in Jerusalem, the article argues that legal proceedings are not suitable for clarifying the historical record.

Item Type: Article
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Law
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2012 13:19
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:23
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/4925

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