The turn to global history is best understood as a move beyond the state as the center of analysis. A frequent, though not inevitable, consequence of this move beyond the state is that the non-Western world achieves a place in historical narratives and gains a prominence therein that was previously unappreciated and unacknowledged. The editors of The Oxford Handbook of the History of International Law, Bardo Fassbender and Anne Peters, respectively Professor of International Law, European Law and Public Law at the University of St. Gallen, and Director at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, explicitly seek to map a path "towards a global history of international law."
Jacob Katz Cogan, Book Review, 108 Am. J. Int'l L. 371 (2014) (reviewing The Oxford Handbook of the History of International Law).