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.
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.
|School:||Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Law|
|Research Centre:||Contemporary Literature, Centre for, Humanities, Birkbeck Institute for the (BIH)|
|Date Deposited:||10 Jul 2012 13:19|
|Last Modified:||07 Dec 2016 15:40|
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