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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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    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: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Law School
    Research Centres and Institutes: Contemporary Literature, Centre for, Humanities, Birkbeck Institute for the (BIH)
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2012 13:19
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 16:57


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