At the end of the First World War, many historians, but also journalists, writers, politicians, who had lived in the Austro-Hungarian territories described the nal years of the Hapsburg Empire. In their works, soldiers, especially of cers, played a leading role. The article seeks to explain why the world of military personnel, despite being defeated, was chosen to represent the dissolution of the empire and why it became in those years an important part of the so-called «Hapsburg myth».
Parole chiave: Impero asburgico; Esercito; Letteratura; storiografia
Keywords: Habsburg Empire; Army; Literature; Historiography
International law and global history. Chinese approaches
Maria Adele Carrai
The recent resurgence of global history has also affected international law. One of the objectives of the emerging global history of international law is to broaden its scope in an attempt to overcome Eurocentrism. In this context, China, not only as an emerging global power that can in uence the creation of the normative principles grounding the future world order, but also with its own history of international law, offers a counter-teleology to the classic narrative of progress of international law understood as a scholarly discipline. This article presents a critical overview and analysis of a selection of Chinese scholarly approaches towards the history of international law. Current debates seem to be closely linked to a new conception of modernity that no longer corresponds with the Western conception. The Chinese perspective, in this sense, can contribute to broadening the history of international law, especially when it claims to be global.
Parole chiave: Storia globale; Cina; Diritto internazionale; Eurocentrismo
Keywords: Global history; China; International law; Eurocentrism
The notion that we live in an «information age» and the awareness that we are experiencing a revolution in information and communication have motivated historians to re ect on parallels with the past. As a consequence, in the last two decades an impressive number of articles, monographs, edited collections, and international research projects have been dedicated to the history of news in early modern Europe. Within this historiographical trend Andrew Pettegree’s The Invention of News (2014) stands out as a major contribution to this topic, aiming to reconstruct not just the rise of the newspaper but the complex communication environment of the early modern period. Surveying the most recent studies, this review essay analyzes current trends in the history of communication and information, suggesting some possible future developments in the eld.
Parole chiave: Comunicazione; Storia dell’informazione; Storia dei media; Europa moderna
Keywords: Communication; History of Information; Media History; Early Modern Europe