Journal Article

A letter from the Haudenosaunee Confederacy to King George V: writing and reading jurisdictions in international legal history

Genevieve Renard Painter

in London Review of International Law

Volume 5, issue 1, pages 7-48
Published in print March 2017 | ISSN: 2050-6325
Published online July 2017 | e-ISSN: 2050-6333 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/lril/lrw022
A letter from the Haudenosaunee Confederacy to King George V: writing and reading jurisdictions in international legal history

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Abstract

Debates about contextualism as historical method pay glancing attention to language, archives, and the material. In contextualising a letter from four Haudenosaunee families to King George V, I consider ‘context’ as a matter of legal framework, language and materiality, showing how choices about jurisdictions inhere in methodological decisions about context.

Journal Article.  17032 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public International Law

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