Histories of International LawSymposium

Historicizing a Classic

Wilhelm Grewe’s Epochs of International Law in Context

Response to Marcus Payk and Alexandra Kemmerer For several years, I have been researching the intellectual biographies of two major figures in 20th century German political and legal thought: Hans Morgenthau and Wilhelm Grewe. As an intellectual historian with no formal legal training, but a professional interest in the history of international law in the German-speaking realm, the posts by Kemmerer and Payk spoke to me.