L. Nuzzo, Lawyers, Space and Subjects. Historical Perspectives on the Western Legal Tradition

Luigi Nuzzo, Lawyers, Space and Subjects Historical Perspectives Historical Perspectives on the Western Legal Tradition, Lecce: Pensa Multimedia, 2020.

How it is possible to appropriate the European legal legacy for writing a decolonialized history of international law? Is this task possible also for a European legal historian? Or is he is stucked in his past with his ‘dead white heroes’? Assuming an historical perspective, the book intends to answer these questions and talk about the paradoxical beginnings of a Western law. It was a new law that was considered the measuring unit of the civilized world and the instrument to reassemble the distinctions between ‘us and the others’ that it did not cease to produce.