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Craven, Matthew (2015) 'Between Law and History: the Berlin Conference of 1884-85 and the Logic of Free Trade.' London Review of International Law, 3 (1). pp. 31-59.

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Abstract

The Berlin West Africa Conference of 1884-1885 has assumed a powerful symbolic presence in international legal accounts of the 19th century, but for historians of the era its importance has often been doubted. This article seeks to re-interpret the place of the Berlin General Act in late 19th-century history, suggesting that the divergence of views has arisen largely as a consequence of an inattentiveness to the place of systemic logics in legal regimes of this kind.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Law
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > School of Law
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > School of Law > Centre for the study of Colonialism, Empire and International Law (CCEIL)
School Research Centres > Centre for the Study of Colonialism, Empire and International Law
ISSN: 20506325
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1093/lril/lrv002
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2015 15:21
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/19478

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