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LAW 867 - Global Histories of Sovereignty (Prof. Ruskola, Fall 2019): History of Empire and Colonialism

Sovereignty

Image from the frontispiece of Hobbes' Leviathan

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General Secondary Sources for Historical Research

discoverE: The catalog for the Emory libraries is your best source for finding treatises for your research. You can find print treatises from the Law Library and other campus libraries, and ebooks and other online resources in campus databases. For your research on the history of sovereignty in international law, try searching by subject:

  • Sovereignty - History
  • Nation-State - History
  • International Law - History
  • Colonization - History

Frye and Laurie video clip:  The Treaty of Westphalia

British Sources

Emory Libraries include numerous databases on the United Kingdom and its colonial empire, including some with primary source documents from Parliament and the British government.

French Sources

Because French was historically the language of diplomacy, and the French had their own colonial empire, you may want to search in French language sources.

Sources on colonialism and empire in North America and Latin America

History databases include documents and secondary sources on colonialism and empire in North America and Latin America.

Library of Congress: Law Library Digitized Collections. Include American Indian Constitutions and Legal Materials and Spanish Legal Documents from the 15th to 19th centuries. 

Sources on Asia and Africa

Find primary documents and journals in Emory libraries on history and culture of Asian, African, and Middle Eastern countries. These selected databases focus on colonialism and empire.

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