16 January 2017

BOOK: Agustín PARISE, Ownership Paradigms in Latin American Civil Law Jurisdictions. Manifestations of the Shifts in the Legislation of Louisiana, Chile, and Argentina (16th-20th Centuries) [Legal History Library, 21; Studies in the History of Private Law, eds. Remco VAN RHEE, Dirk HEIRBAUT & Mathew C. MIROW, 11]. Leiden/New York: Martinus Nijhoff/Brill, 2017, xiii + 379 p. ISBN 9789004338203, € 139.

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Dr. Agustín Parise (Maastricht University) published Ownership Paradigms in Latin American Civil Law Jurisdictions. Manifestations of the Shifts in the Legislation of Louisiana, Chile, and Argentina (16th-20th Centuries) in the Series Legal History Library/Studies in the History of Private Law (eds. R. Van Rhee,  D. Heirbaut & M. C. Mirow).

Book abstract:
In Ownership Paradigms in American Civil Law Jurisdictions Agustín Parise assists in identifying the transformations experienced in the legislation dealing with ownership in the Americas, thereby showing that current understandings are not uncontested dogmas.
 This book is the result of research undertaken on both sides of the Atlantic, and covers the 16th to 20th centuries. Agustín Parise offers readers a journey across time and space, by studying three American civil law jurisdictions in three successive time periods. His book first highlights the added value that comparative legal historical studies may bring to Europe and the Americas. It then addresses, in chronological order, the three ownership paradigms (i.e., Allocation, Liberal, and Social Function) that he claims have developed in the Americas.
On the author:
Agustín Parise, Ph.D. (2015) Maastricht University, LL.D. (2010) Universidad de Buenos Aires, is Assistant Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law of Maastricht University. He has published monographs and articles on comparative law and legal history, including Historia de la Codificación Civil del Estado de Luisiana y su Influencia en el Código Civil Argentino (Eudeba, 2013).

Table of contents:
List of Figures

 Chapter 1 Introduction
 1.1 Motivation
 1.2 Problematization
 1.3 Research Questions
 1.4 Conceptualizations
 1.4.1 American Civil Law Jurisdictions
 1.4.2 Ownership Paradigms
 1.5 Methodology
 1.5.1 Louisiana as a Hard Case for American Civil Law Jurisdictions
 1.6 Sources
 1.7 Structure

 Chapter 2 The Value of Comparative Legal History for American Civil Law Jurisdictions
 2.1 Introduction
 2.2 Construction
 2.2.1 Building Blocks
 2.2.2 Autonomous Discipline
 2.3 Development
 2.3.1 Emergence Europe American Civil Law Jurisdictions Legal Historiography in Louisiana, Chile, and Argentina
 2.3.2 Conditions Favorable Challenges
 2.3.3 Benefits
 2.3.4 Corollary
 2.4 Impact on Transplantation
 2.5 Closing Remarks

 Chapter 3 The Allocation Paradigm of Ownership in American Civil Law Jurisdictions
 3.1 Introduction
 3.2 Native American Land Relations
 3.2.1 America as a Mosaic of Different Legal Systems
 3.2.2 Louisiana, Chile, and Argentina within the Mosaic
 3.2.3 Corollary
 3.3 Spanish Access to Lands in the Americas
 3.3.1 Territories as Royal Holdings of Castile Spanish Scholasticism and the Right to Conquest and Just War
 3.3.2 Louisiana, Chile, and Argentina as Royal Holdings of Castile
 3.3.3 Corollary
 3.4 Indiano Legal Order
 3.4.1 Castilian Precepts as Models for the Americas
 3.4.2 Corpus iuris indiarum: Legislative Enactments and Doctrine
 3.4.3 Louisiana, Chile, and Argentina within the Indiano Legal Order
 3.4.4 Corollary
 3.5 Allocating Multiple Interests
 3.5.1 Crown of Castile
 3.5.2 Roman Catholic Church
 3.5.3 Native American Groups
 3.5.4 Corollary
 3.6 Individual Allocation
 3.6.1 Transplantation of the Royal Land Grants System
 3.6.2 Implementation of Royal Land Grants (Argentine Illustration)
 3.6.3 Royal Land Grants in Louisiana and Chile
 3.6.4 Corollary
 3.7 Communal Allocation
 3.7.1 Comunales and Propios: Origins and Implementation
 3.7.2 Communal Property in European Settlements
 3.7.3 Communal Property in Native American Towns
 3.7.4 Communal Property in Louisiana, Chile, and Argentina
 3.7.5 Corollary
 3.8 Closing Remarks

 Chapter 4 The Liberal Paradigm of Ownership in American Civil Law Jurisdictions
 4.1 Introduction
 4.2 Emergence of First-Generation Codes
 4.2.1 Studies on Comparative Legislation
 4.3 First-Generation Codes across the Americas
 4.3.1 Louisiana
 4.3.2 Chile
 4.3.3 Argentina 201
 4.4 Codifying the Liberal Paradigm of Ownership 204
 4.4.1 Origins 205
 4.4.2 Formal Sources 209
 4.4.3 Transplantation and Development of Common Sources 218
 4.5 Encapsulation of the New Paradigm across the Americas 
 4.5.1 Louisiana Constitutional Protection Codified Protection Sources of the Provisions Corollary 
 4.5.2 Chile Constitutional Protection Codified Protection Sources of the Provisions Corollary
 4.5.3 Argentina Constitutional Protection Codified Protection Sources of the Provisions Corollary
 4.6 Pollination of Ownership in the Americas
 4.6.1 Pollination from Louisiana
 4.6.2 Pollination from Chile
 4.6.3 Pollination from Argentina
 4.7 Introduction to Second-Generation Codes
 4.8 Closing Remarks

 Chapter 5 The Social Function Paradigm of Ownership in American Civil Law Jurisdictions
 5.1 Introduction
 5.2 Social Function Understanding
 5.2.1 Global Emergence
 5.2.2 Social Doctrine of the Church
 5.2.3 Duguit: The Paladin of the Social Function Paradigm Postulates Impact on the Legal Discourse
 5.2.4 Corollary
 5.3 Reception in Constitutions
 5.3.1 American Origins: Social Constitutionalism in Mexico
 5.3.2 European Origins: Social Constitutionalism in Germany
 5.3.3 Global Contagion of Constitutions
 5.3.4 Louisiana Social Context Reception Constitutional Proceedings
 5.3.5 Chile Social Context Reception Constitutional Proceedings
 5.3.6 Argentina Social Context Reception Constitutional Proceedings
 5.4 Reception in Civil Codes
 5.4.1 Momentum in Second-Generation Civil Codes
 5.4.2 Doctrine of Abuse of Rights
 5.4.3 Louisiana Evolution Instrumentation
 5.4.4 Chile Evolution Instrumentation
 5.4.5 Argentina Evolution Instrumentation
 5.5 Reception in Special Legislation
 5.5.1 Land Reform Global Evolution American Evolution
 5.5.2 Louisiana Evolution Implementation
 5.5.3 Chile Evolution Implementation
 5.5.4 Argentina Evolution Colonization as an Alternative
 5.6 Closing Remarks

 Chapter 6 Conclusions
 6.1 Presentation
 6.2 Central Conclusions
 6.2.1 Visualizing Paradigms and Shifts
 6.2.2 Circulation of Ideas and Paradigm Flows
 6.2.3 Contagious Evolution across Time and Space
 6.2.4 Transplantation of Vernacular and Foreign Legal Sources
 6.3 Peripheral Conclusions
 6.3.1 Disciplinary Value of Comparative Legal History
 6.3.2 Quality of Existing Output
 6.3.3 Transatlantic Circulation
 6.3.4 Global Undertakings
 6.4 Areas of Future Research
 6.4.1 Additional Sources of Law and Ownership Paradigms
 6.4.2 Ecological Function of Ownership
 6.4.3 Global Context for Ownership Paradigms
 6.5 Finale

 List of References

 Index of Names
More on Brill's website.

15 January 2017

SCHOLARSHIP: Postgraduate Visiting Researcher in Roman law or Legal History at the University of Glasgow (DEADLINE 10 FEB 2017)

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H-Law has the following announcement by prof. E. Metzger:
The University of Glasgow School of Law invites applications from PhD students in Roman law/legal history for the post of Alan Rodger Postgraduate Visiting Researcher, to be held during the 2017/18 academic year. The selected candidate will spend a term in Glasgow and receive a £2,000 award for support. The deadline for applications is 10 February 2017. Full details are available from its website
The post was established in memory of Lord Rodger of Earlsferry (1944-2011), Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, and scholar of Roman law and legal history.

12 January 2017

BOOK: Lindy GRANT, Blance of Castille, Queen of France. New Haven (Conn.): Yale UP, 2017, 456 p. ISBN 9780300219265, USD 50.

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Book abstract:
This is the first modern scholarly biography of Blanche of Castile, whose identity has until now been subsumed in that of her son, the saintly Louis IX. A central figure in the politics of medieval Europe, Blanche was a sophisticated patron of religion and culture. Through Lindy Grant’s engaging account, based on a close analysis of Blanche’s household accounts and of the social and religious networks on which her power and agency depended, Blanche is revealed as a vibrant and intellectually questioning personality.
On the author:
Lindsy Grant is professor of medieval history, University of Reading, and was previously medieval curator at the Courtauld Institute, London.
More information on the publisher's website.

COLLOQUIUM & CFP: "Colloque en commémoration du bicentenaire de la mort de Pierre-Samuel Dupont de Nemours" (Paris, December 14-15 2017)

WHAT Colloque en commémoration du bicentenaire de la mort de Pierre-Samuel Dupont de Nemours, Colloquium

WHEN December 14-15, 2017

WHERE Salle des Conseils – Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas (12 place du Panthéon, Paris 5e)

deadline March 30, 2017

Pierre-Samuel Dupont de Nemours (1739-1817) appartient à cette galerie de personnages qui présentent la particularité d’avoir été des acteurs de la France d’avant 1789 et de celle d’après 1789. Connu pour son appartenance à la « secte des économistes », il apparaît comme l’un des principaux propagandistes de la doctrine économique des physiocrates, qui a contribué à jeter les fondements du libéralisme. Or, si la pensée et les propositions du physiocrate économiste ont majoritairement attiré le regard des chercheurs comme le prouvent les nombreux travaux en la matière, d’autres facettes de Dupont de Nemours restent encore à explorer et à mettre à perspective. C’est notamment le cas des idées qu’il a défendues et des actions qu’il a menées dans le domaine politique.  
Comme chacun de ses comparses qui a vécu ces deux moments – avant 89, après 89 –, la trajectoire de Dupont de Nemours est marquée par des permanences et des variations dans certains de ses engagements et positions politiques qui se reflètent notamment dans ses écrits à la fois nombreux et protéiformes (ouvrages, articles, rapports, mémoires, correspondance…). Plutôt que de céder à l’hypothèse facile de l’opportunisme, il apparaît plus prudent d’identifier les repositionnements du personnage en fonction des fluctuations de la conjoncture politique, extrêmement mobile dès les années 1780. Quoi qu’il en soit, il ne fait nul doute que les idées et les actions politiques imprègnent la vie – parfois romanesque (romancée ?) – de Dupont de Nemours. Un rappel de quelques étapes importantes de cette vie suffit pour s’en convaincre.
À la fin des années 1760 et au cours de la décennie suivante, en physiocrate assumé, Dupont de Nemours se fait le chantre d’une monarchie régénérée qui reposerait sur les préceptes du despotisme légal. Un tel positionnement idéologique le conduit alors à vanter les mérites, sur le plan de l’organisation administrative, d’un système de municipalités autonomes alors qu’il est devenu le bras droit du contrôleur général Turgot. Sa volonté de réformer les institutions attire la curiosité des princes éclairés (le roi de Suède Gustave III, le margrave de Bade Charles-Frédéric et le roi de Pologne Stanislas Poniatowski) auprès desquels il est appelé à exercer ses talents. En 1783, il est associé par Vergennes à la confection du traité qui reconnaît les treize colonies libres, indépendantes et souveraines, formant les États-Unis, ce qui lui vaut d’être anobli par Louis XVI l’année suivante. En 1786, il contribue également à la préparation du traité de commerce avec l’Angleterre. En 1787, année durant laquelle il fait la connaissance de Thomas Jefferson avec qui il entretiendra une importante correspondance, Dupont de Nemours conseille et guide le ministre Calonne dans son projet de création d’assemblées provinciales, ce qui ne l’empêche pas de promouvoir quelques mois plus tard, dans un contexte politique et intellectuel nouveau, une monarchie tempérée dans laquelle la nation est appelée à occuper une place stratégique. Membre depuis la fin de l’année 1788 de l’influente Société des Trente, il participe activement à la rédaction des doléances du tiers état du bailliage de Nemours, dont il sera l’un des représentants aux États généraux. Le basculement révolutionnaire lui permet de devenir député de l’Assemblée nationale constituante et de se montrer très actif au cours de son mandat, tout en manifestant une entière fidélité à Louis XVI et un soutien assumé à la monarchie constitutionnelle, jusqu’à sa disparition en 1792. Après la parenthèse de la Terreur et quelques jours d’emprisonnement, il est élu député du Loiret au Conseil des Anciens où il prend une part importante à tous ses travaux et se distingue surtout par ses critiques à l’encontre du Directoire. Après le coup d’État du 18 fructidor, il est de nouveau emprisonné quelque temps à cause de ses sympathies royalistes et échappe de peu à la déportation. À la fin de l’année 1799, il décide de s’exiler aux États-Unis. Dès l’année suivante, Jefferson, qui est devenu vice-président, lui demande de rédiger un plan d’éducation publique pour les États-Unis. En 1802, de retour en France, il joue un rôle officieux et déterminant dans les relations diplomatiques franco-américaines, à propos de la cession de la Louisiane. Opposé à la politique de l’empereur, il se consacre alors à ses travaux scientifiques, tout en s’intéressant toujours de très près à la politique américaine. Après avoir été secrétaire puis vice-président de la Chambre de commerce de Paris entre 1803 et 1810, il est nommé secrétaire du gouvernement provisoire en 1814 puis rentre au Conseil d’État sous la première Restauration. Or, l’épisode des Cent-Jours le contraint à repartir aux États-Unis où, à peine arrivé, il propose ses services au président Madison. Il décède en 1817 à Wilmington (Delaware), dans la propriété familiale fondée par son fils Éleuthère Irénée.

11 January 2017

BOOK: Sara MCDOUGALL, Royal Bastards: the Birth of Illegitimacy, 800-1230 [Studies in Medieval History]. Oxford: OUP, 2017, 320 p. ISBN 9781098785828

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Sara McDougall (CUNY) has published a study on medieval bastardy in OUP's Studies in Medieval History series.

Book abstract:
The stigmatization as ‘bastards’ of children born outside of wedlock is commonly thought to have emerged early in Medieval European history. Christian ideas about legitimate marriage, it is assumed, set the standard for legitimate birth. Children born to anything other than marriage had fewer rights or opportunities. They certainly could not become king or queen. As this volume demonstrates, however, well into the late twelfth century, ideas of what made a child a legitimate heir had little to do with the validity of his or her parents’ union according to the dictates of Christian marriage law. Instead a child’s prospects depended upon the social status, and above all the lineage, of both parents. To inherit a royal or noble title, being born to the right father mattered immensely, but also being born to the right kind of mother. Such parents could provide the most promising futures for their children, even if doubt was cast on the validity of the parents’ marriage. Only in the late twelfth century did children born to illegal marriages begin to suffer the same disadvantages as the children born to parents of mixed social status. Even once this change took place we cannot point to ‘the Church’ as instigator. Instead, exclusion of illegitimate children from inheritance and succession was the work of individual litigants who made strategic use of Christian marriage law. This new history of illegitimacy rethinks many long-held notions of medieval social, political, and legal history.
Table of contents:
1. The Language of Illegitimacy
2. The Carolingian Example: The Sons of Concubines
3. Illegitimacy and the Making of Medieval Dynasties 900-1050
4. Maternal Lineage and Anglo-Norman Succession 950-1150
5. Canon Law, Canonists, and Bastards in the World of Ivo of Chartres
6. Redefining Marriage and Legitimacy (1140-1200): Ideas and Practices
7. Royal Bastards of the Twelfth Century: The Monk-King of Aragon's Daughter, the Abbess-Countess of Boulogne's Daughter, and Tancred of Lecce
8. Illegitimacy and Legitimation in the Thirteenth Century: Pope Innocent III, King Philip II, and Emperor Frederick II
9. Scandal in Jerusalem: Royal Succession and Illegitimacy
10. Saint Fernando III, The Bastard King of Leon

More information with OUP.

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08 January 2017

FORUM: "History of Law and other Humanities: views of the legal culture across the time" (Naples, May 30 - June 1 2017)

WHAT History of Law and other Humanities: views of the legal culture across the timeXXIIIrd Annual Forum of Young Legal Historians

WHEN May 30 - June 1 2017

WHERE Naples, Università degli studi di Napoli Federico II, Law Faculty

NOTICE: up to two Doctoral Students (Max Planck Institut, Frankfurt, July 2017)

WHAT up to two Doctoral Students, Call for doctoral position

WHEN from 1 July 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter

deadline January 15 2017
all information here

The Max Planck Institute for European Legal History in Frankfurt is a world leader in researching the history of law in Europe and beyond. Its two research departments with more than 60 scholars, the unrivalled collections of its specialized library and its numerous national and international co-operations make it the central research hub for a global scientific community investigating the past, present and future of legal regimes.

The Institute belongs to the Max Planck Society, Germany’s most successful research organization. Since its establishment in 1948, no fewer than 18 Nobel laureates have emerged from the ranks of its researchers, putting it on a par with the most prestigious research institutions worldwide. The mission of the Max Planck Society is to conduct fundamental (i.e., non-applied) research in the natural sciences, life sciences, social sciences and the humanities at the highest possible level. Its 83 Institutes are scattered across Germany and beyond, and they focus on research fields that are particularly innovative and require unusually extensive resources.

07 January 2017

BOOK: Heikki PIHLAJAMÄKI, Conquest and the Law in Swedish Livonia (ca. 1630–1710). A Case of Legal Pluralism in Early Modern Europe [The Northen World]. Leiden/New York: Martinus Njihoff/Brill, 2017, viii + 299 p. ISBN 9789004331532, € 115.

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Prof. Heikki Pihlajamäki (Helsinki), editor-in-chief of Comparative Legal History, our Society's organ, has published the book Conquest and the Law in Swedish Livonia (ca. 1630–1710) A Case of Legal Pluralism in Early Modern Europe with Martinus Nijhoff/Brill publishers.

Book abstract:
In Conquest and the Law in Swedish Livonia (ca. 1630-1710), Heikki Pihlajamäki offers an exciting account of the law in seventeenth-century Livonia, conquered by Sweden. The volume demonstrates how the differences in legal cultures affected the Livonian judiciary and legal procedure in the region.
Table of contents:
Preliminary Material
pp.: i–viii Introduction
pp.: 1–20 (20) The Outset: The Livonian and Swedish Legal Orders at the Time of the Swedish Conquest
pp.: 21–84 (64) The Reorganisation of the Livonian Judiciary under the Swedish Rule
pp.: 85–150 (66) The Procedure in the Livonian Courts of the Swedish Era
pp.: 151–237 (87) Transplanting Swedish Law? The Legal Sources at the Livonian Courts
pp.: 238–255 (18) Conclusions
pp.: 256–263 (8) Sources and Bibliography
pp.: 265–290 (26) Index
pp.: 291–299 (9) 
The book is available as an e-book on Brills Books and Journal Online website.

26 December 2016

VIDEOCAST: Michael STOLLEIS at the Collège de France (Nov-Dec 2016)

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The Collège de France, founded by Francis I in 1529, invited prof. em. dr. dr. h.c. mult. Michael Stolleis for a series of lectures on legal history. Conformably to the tradition of the institution, all lectures can be consulted online.

"Écrire l'histoire du droit : reconstruction, narration, fiction ?" (25 Nov 2016)
"L'état interventionniste" (2 Dec 2016)
"Droit et nazisme" (9 Dec 2016)
"Image et réalité de l'état en Allemagne de l'Ouest (1945-1960)" (16 Dec 2016)

More information on the Collège de France's website.

23 December 2016

JOURNAL: Grotiana XXXVII (2016), No. 1

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Grotiana (Brill) published the first issue of its 37th volume.

Table of contents:
The Restless Mind and the Living Text (Douglas J. Osler)
Grotius and English Charters (James Muldoon)
Grotius, Informal Empire and the Conclusion of Unequal Treaties (Inge Van Hulle)
Hugo Grotius’s Hermeneutics of Natural and Divine Law (Stefanie Ertz)
Roman Law in the State of Nature (Jacob Giltaij)

More information on the publisher's website.

JOURNAL: Comparative Legal History IV (2016), No. 2

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The society's journal Comparative Legal History (Routledge/Taylor & Francis) published its second issue.

Our members receive a copy as part of their annual membership fee.

Table of contents:
Editorial (Heikki Pihlajamäkki & Aniceto Masferrer)

Codification as nationalisation or denationalisation of law: the Spanish case in comparative perspective (Aniceto Masferrer)

The United Kingdom and Imperial federation, 1900 to 1939: a precedent for British legal relations with the European Union? (Thomas Mohr)

Forced money: legal development of a criminal economic rule (Dror Goldberg)

Orientalist reflections in early Israeli law: (new) perspectives on the issue of polygamy (Omer Aloni)

Book reviews:

The shape of the state in Medieval Scotland, 1124–1290 (Andrew RC Simpson)

The right to wage war (jus ad bellum): the German reception of Grotius 50 years after De iure belli ac pacis (Sören Koch)

Vangnet of springplank? Het buitencontractuele aansprakelijkheidsrecht in een moderne samenleving (1804-heden) (Lotte Meurkens)

Magna Carta (Anthony Musson)

The Trial and crucifixion of Jesus: texts and commentary (Wim Decock)

Le Code Noir: Idées reçues sur un texte symbolique (Adriana Chira)

The method and culture of comparative law: essays in honour of Marc Van Hoecke (Jöorg Fedtke)

 Political imprisonment and the Irish, 1912-1921 (Richard McMahon)

More information with T&F online.

22 December 2016

BOOK: Nicolas LAURENT-BONNE and Xavier PREVOST (eds.), Penser l'ordre juridique médiéval et moderne. Regards croisés sur les méthodes des juristes (I) [Contextes. Culture du droit]. Paris: Lextenso/LGDJ, 2016, 238 p. ISBN 9782275046822, € 38

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Lextenso published the first volume of the research project Penser l'ordre juridique médiéval et moderne. Regards croisés sur les méthodes des juristes, edited by Nicolas Laurent-Bonne (Université d'Auvergne) and Xavier Prévost (Université de Bordeaux).

This volume collects papers of a conference held at the Université d'Auvergne in Clermont-Ferrand on 21 and 22 January 2016. The follow-up conference will take place in Bordeaux on 9 and 10 March 2017

Book abstract:
L'ordre juridique qui se met en place, en France, aux derniers siècles du Moyen Âge a encore tout récemment été l'objet de riches débats : l'auto-développement des coutumes, l'autorité des droits savants et l'interventionnisme du roi de France ont notamment été au coeur de vives controverses historiographiques. La lecture des sources est à l'origine de querelles interprétatives, auxquelles s'ajoutent des difficultés méthodologiques que rencontrent les historiens du droit. Tandis que l'historien n'a accès qu'à une proportion infime du concret, celui-ci s'efforce de combler ces lacunes, parfois même à l'aide d'une projection des catégories juridiques contemporaines. Cet anachronisme des concepts - parfois couplé à un anachronisme des faits - ne constitue-t-il pas l'un des vices rédhibitoires de la discipline ? Cette méthode ne présente-t-elle pas, à l'inverse, une indéniable vertu heuristique et disciplinaire ? Certains estiment alors que la théorie du droit est anhistorique, quand d'autres critiquent l'emploi par les historiens des concepts contemporains, comme la hiérarchie des normes, la souveraineté ou encore l'État. Outre de telles projections, c'est le sens donné à certains signifiants médiévaux ou modernes qui peut être relativisé, comme c'est le cas notamment pour les notions de droit positif, de droit commun ou encore de loi. Ces difficultés révèlent aussi à certains égards l'ambivalence de l'histoire du droit, écartelée entre science historique et dogmatique juridique. Ce livre propose alors une réflexion épistémologique sur l'un des grands enjeux de l'historiographie juridique contemporaine : peut-on penser l'ordre juridique médiéval et moderne à partir des catégories juridiques contemporaines ?
On the editors:
 Nicolas Laurent-Bonne est agrégé des facultés de droit et professeur d'histoire du droit à l'Université d'Auvergne. Xavier Prévost, agrégé des facultés de droit, agrégé d'économie et gestion, archiviste paléographe (diplômé de l'École des chartes), ancien élève de l'École normale supérieure de Cachan, est professeur d'histoire du droit à l'Université de Bordeaux.

Table of contents:
  • "Observations sur l'anachronisme des concepts" (Nicolas Laurent-Bonne/Xavier Prévost)
  • "La temporalité multiple des formes juridiques" (Pierre Thévenin)

I. La notion d'ordre juridique
  • "Peut-on parler d'ordre juridique médiéval ?" (Nicolas Warembourg)
  • "L'ordre juridique: un concept historiquement situé" (Benoît Frydman)

II. L'ordre juridique international
  • "Penser l'ordre juridique ecclésiastique" (Cyrille Dounot)
  • "La société des princes et le droit des gens. Réflexions sur la hiérarchie des normes et les lois fondamentales du royaume autour des renonciations de Philippe V d'Espagne (1712-1713)" (Frederik Dhondt)

III. La normativité
  • "Épreuves d'histoire. La normativité, la juridicité et la lente construction du droit moderne" (Frédéric F. Martin)
  • "Comprendre le fait coutumier" (Jean Hilaire)

IV. Les métaconcepts
  • "Le métaconcept de hiérarchie des normes et son utilité pour l'histoire du droit" (Michel Troper)
  • "La distinction théorique entre règles constitutives et règles contingentes est-elle opératoire en histoire du droit ?" (Jean-Louis Halpérin)

V. Les controverses
  • "La controverse entre Michel Troper et François Furet ou de l'anachronisme nécessaire des concepts" (Julien Boudon)
  • "Apostille: brève réponse à Julien Boudon" (Michel Troper)
  • "La controverse Villey-Tierney sur la naissance du droit subjectif au XIIe siècle: difficultés et valeur heuristique d'un anachronisme conceptuel" (Thierry Sol)
More information can be found on the publisher's website.

20 December 2016

JOB: Research Assistant /PhD Candidate/Post-Doc in Research Training Group "Metropolität in der Vormoderne" (University of Regensburg, Germany, 2017)

The DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) Research Training Group 2337/1 "Metropolität in der Vormoderne" (University of Regensburg, Germany) offers  10 x 0,65 Research Assistant / PhD Candidate and 1 x Post-Doc position.

all information here (only in German)

18 December 2016

JOURNAL: GLOSSAE (n. 13, 2016)

Glossae 13, 2016
all information here

next submission's deadline May, 31 2017 (here the rules of publication)

  • Ius Comune e Historia del Derecho, pp 1-4
  • Ius Comune and Legal History
  • Wim Decock, Aniceto Masferrer, Juan A. Obarrio Moreno

  • Il diritto canonico nella prima teologia pratica protestante: La formazione dei ministri ecclesiastici secondo Hyperius, Zepper e Voetius, pp 5-29
  • Canon law in early Protestant practical theology: The formation of ecclesiastical ministers according to Hyperius, Zepper and Voetius
  • Paolo Astorri

  • Reflexiones doctrinales en torno a las Clementinas Dispendiosam y Saepe contingit: El proceso sumario a la luz del utriusque iuris, pp 30-70
  • Doctrinal Reflections on the Clementines’ Dispendiosam & Saepe contingit: The Summary Process in the Utriusque Iuris
  • Javier Belda Iniesta

  • Crimini enormi e tortura ex processu informativo: una violazione dei diritto di difesa dell’imputato?, pp 71-107
  • ‘Enormous’ crimes and torture ‘ex processu informativo’: A violation of the defendants’ rights?
  • Giovanni Chiodi

  • Alfonso Díaz de Montalvo: Juez y Jurisprudente en Castilla durante el siglo XV, pp 108-164
  • Alfonso Díaz de Montalvo: Judge and Jurisprudent in the 15th-century Castile
  • Salustiano de Dios

  • The “Appropriateness” of Dowry: Women and Inheritance in the Papal States in the Early Nineteenth Century, pp 165-181
  • Sara Delmedico

  • Il diritto penale del Regnum Siciliae in una raccolta di decisiones della seconda metà del seicento, pp 182-206
  • The criminal law of the Kingdom of Sicily in a collection of Decisiones from the second half of the 17th century
  • Francesco Di Chiara

  • Um fragmento em português do Ordo iudiciarius de Tancredo, pp 207-242
  • A Portuguese Fragment of the Tancredus’ Ordo iudiciarius
  • José Domingues

  • Transitional Justice in Consultations of Hendrik van Kinschot (1541–1608) Learned Legal Practice on Wars, Loans and Credit, pp 243-274
  • Wouter Druwé

15 December 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS: "Family in the Premodern World": A Comparative Approach A Workshop at Princeton University, April 7-8, 2017 Organized by Lee Mordechai and Sara McDougall (DEADLINE 15 JAN 2017)

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“The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society…”
The United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 16.3

The family is perhaps the most basic, common and important social institution across the world in recorded history. The single word in English, however, is used in a surprising number of ways to describe how to organize an individual and those close to them by birth, marriage or co-residence within a more-or-less coherent group. Indeed families, just as other cultural institutions, have long been defined by cultural norms and practices.

While the modern definition of the family is becoming ever more fluid and ‘new’ types of families appear in greater frequency, even a superficial survey of historical human cultures shows that there is no such thing as a ‘natural’ form of family, and that the concept has been constantly changing throughout history. The family could be an inclusive or exclusive institution within a society, while its size would vary between a handful to a few dozen individuals; the interpersonal ties between family members could withstand enormous social pressures or disintegrate almost immediately. A culture might impinge on the relationships within families or ignore them completely. We believe that a comparative approach would be the best way to emphasize these contrasts and the connection between them and the basic norms that govern a given society.

We invite papers that emphasize the themes of family and society and investigate the historical premodern family (up to the sixteenth century in Europe, but later suggestions for other areas would be welcome). Geographical areas and chronological periods are open and we aim for a wide comparative perspective of the workshop as a whole.

Topics can include, but are not limited to:
•       A case study of a specific family or group of families within a society
•       Structures of kinship and the forms of ties they create within a kin group
•       Strategies of inclusion/exclusion within a family or between families
•       A chronological approach to family development in a certain society
•       Connections between family values and broader cultural dispositions
•       Conflicts within or between families and acceptable ways to resolve them
•       Marriage, divorce and family planning as family-construction strategies
•       Social values, norms or taboos related to families within a given society
•       Alternative or deviant family models

The workshop will take place on April 7-8, 2017 at Princeton University. Travel and accommodation funding is available for presenters from beyond the NJ/NY area. After the workshop, participants will be invited to submit their revised papers for publication in a special journal issue that will showcase the variety of premodern families and serve as a stepping stone for further comparative research on families in such societies in history. Please send abstracts of up to 500 words to before 15 January 2017. For queries, please email Lee Mordechai ( and Sara McDougall ( 

JOURNAL: Tijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis/Revue d'Histoire du Droit/The Legal History Review LXXXIV (2016), No. 3-4

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The Tijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis (Martinus Nijhoff/Brill) published its latest issue.

Table of contents:
"Der Sklave als Zwangs-Erbe, Ulpian/Julian 4 ad Sab. (D. 28,5,6,4)" (Berthold Kupisch)
"Le Miroir des Saxons : un texte remarquable, mais presque inconnu dans l’historiographie française (Dirk Heirbaut)
"The benefit to Romanists of using the Basilica" (Hylkje de Jong)
"Num praescriptione omnia iura tolluntur?" (Harry Dondorp)
"Enemies of the Count and of the City" (Jan Dumolyn & Milan Pajic)
"How well do constitutions travel across time and space?" (Jean F. Crombois)

Book reviews
La grâce des juges, L’institution judiciaire et le sacré en Occident, écrit par R. Jacob, 2014
 (Laurent Waelkens)
La riflessione medievale sulla persona giuridica: la causa pia, écrit par M.G. Fantini, 2010
 (Laurent Waelkens)
Magistri Honorii Summa ‘De iure canonico tractaturus’, tom. II, In memoriam Rudolf Weigand †, et tom. III, adlaborantibus S. Haering, H. Hallermann, Karin Miethaner-Vent [et] M. Petzholt, édité par P. Landau et W. Kozur, 2010
 (Laurent Waelkens)
‘Omnis qui iuste iudicat’ sive lipsiensis, tom. III, In memoriam Rudolf Weigand †, adlaborantibus S. Haering, H. Hallermann, M. Petzholt [et] I.K. Grossmann, édité par P. Landau, W. Kozur [et] K. Miethaner-Vent, 2014
 (Laurent Waelkens)
Pierre Grégoire tra leges e mores, Ricerche sulla pubblicistica francese del tardo Cinquecento, écrit par Ch. Zendri, 2007
 (Laurent Waelkens)
Los bandos de buen gobierno del Río de la Plata, Tucumán y Cuyo (época hispánica), Edición y estudio, écrit par V. Tau Anzoátegui, 2004
  (Laurent Waelkens)
The Great Council of Malines in the 18th century, An aging court in a changing world?, written by An Verscuren, 2015
 (Alain Wijffels)
Developing a legal paradigm for patents: the attitude of judges to patents during the early phase of the Industrial Revolution in England (1750s – 1830s), geschreven door Helen Gubby, 2012
 (T. Cohen Jehoram)
All texts can be consulted online.

SSRN PAPER: Rebeca FERNANDES DIAS, "Brazilian Criminological Thinking During the First Republic (1889-1930)" [MPI for European Legal History, Research Paper Series 2016-13]

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Wouter Druwé (KULeuven-Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) posted "Dignity and Cessio Bonorum in Early-Modern Dutch Learned Legal Literature" on the MPI for European Legal History's Research Paper Series on SSRN.

Imprisonment for debt was a common sanction in the early modern period. Through the learned legal institute of the cessio bonorum, or its customary legal alternatives, insolvent debtors could avoid the shame of prison. Nevertheless, in order to discourage irresponsible administration of one's patrimony, local customs and princely ordinances often added shaming sanctions to the ius commune institute. This contribution first presents the legal framework of the cessio bonorum, as well as some shaming practices, especially in the Low Countries. In its main part, this article analyses early modern Netherlandish learned legal literature on the cessio bonorum and outlines ten different arguments related to honour and dignity. Authors discussed which goods the ceding debtors were allowed to retain both at the moment of the cession and thereafter. On the one hand, fraudulent debtors did not deserve any humane treatment and, thus, neither the benefice of cession. For other classes of debtors on the other hand, like clerics, noblemen or members of the military, the obligations going along with the cession of goods were less severe. The arguments outlined in this paper also illustrate the entanglement of humanitarian and instrumental reasoning.
Fulltext here.

BOOK: Doglas HOWLAND, International Law and Japanese Sovereignty. The Emerging Global Order in the 19th Century. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, XI +232 p. ISBN 978-1-137-57108-3

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Book abstract:
How does a nation become a great power? A global order was emerging in the nineteenth century, one in which all nations were included. This book explores the multiple legal grounds of Meiji Japan's assertion of sovereign statehood within that order: natural law, treaty law, international administrative law, and the laws of war. Contrary to arguments that Japan was victimized by 'unequal' treaties, or that Japan was required to meet a 'standard of civilization' before it could participate in international society, Howland argues that the Westernizing Japanese state was a player from the start. In the midst of contradictions between law and imperialism, Japan expressed state will and legal acumen as an equal of the Western powers – international incidents in Japanese waters, disputes with foreign powers on Japanese territory, and the prosecution of interstate war. As a member of international administrative unions, Japan worked with fellow members to manage technical systems such as the telegraph and the post. As a member of organizations such as the International Law Association and as a leader at the Hague Peace Conferences, Japan helped to expand international law. By 1907, Japan was the first non-western state to join the ranks of the great powers.
On the author:
Douglas Howland is the Buck Professor of Chinese History at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA. He is the author of four books and co-editor (with Luise White) of The State of Sovereignty: Territories, Laws, Populations (2009).

Table of contents:
International Legal Grounds for State Sovereignty
The Family of Nations and Conflict of Laws
Territorial Sovereignty and Extraterritorial Privilege
The Alternative Order of International Administration
Mastering the International Laws of War
Japan Among the Great Powers

CONFERENCE: ‘A Violent World? Changes and Limits to Large-Scale Violence in Early Modernity’ (Oxford, 29 June-1 July 2017) DEADLINE 31 DEC 2016

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The University of Oxford's Centre for Global History organizes a conference on violence in early modernity.

Conference description:
This conference brings global approaches to the history of violence, reassessing the nature of violence during the early modern period. Using violence and the restraint of violence as a unifying theme, participants are encouraged to make trans-national comparisons and connections across the early modern world. 
An abstract of 400 words, accompanied by a short (two-page) CV, should be submitted to by 31 December 2016. 
The history of violence and its restraint has been crucial to definitions of ‘Western civilization’ and the modern world, often by contrasting them with barbaric predecessors and the cultures that they claim to have tamed. Yet, evidence for the restraint of violence varies according to one’s viewpoint: the sharp decline of homicide in seventeenth-century Europe, for example, diverges from the simultaneous rise in violence of Atlantic colonial societies. As histories of violence and restraint are usually written from national and nationalist perspectives, this conference brings global approaches to the study of violence in order to probe historical assumptions about the limits of violence and its decline during the early modern period. It thereby also questions narratives of the inexorable rise of the nation-state alongside historical periodization of the ‘early modern’ and ‘modern.’ 
Recent historical approaches to violence, shaped by the cultural turn, have tended to focus on inter-personal violence and its patterns in civil society. This conference will integrate warfare and other crucial forms of large-scale violence with recent scholarship on the history of collective and inter-individual violence. By examining large-scale, organized violence alongside broader social and cultural patterns, this conference will explore the boundaries between ‘war’ and ‘violence’, as well as how they relate to ideas of morality, social order, law, and political legitimacy in the early modern world. We encourage scholars to address contemporary perceptions of violence and its restraint, framing analysis through thematic, rather than geographic, approaches. 
Given that we are encouraging scholars to probe assumptions about historical periods, our definition of ‘early modern’ is purposefully flexible.
Confirmed speakers include: Wayne Lee, Alan McFarlane, Stuart Carroll, Pratyay Nath, Brian Sandberg, Cecile Vidal, Lauren Benton, Adam Clulow, Simon Layton, Richard Reid, and James Belich.
We welcome papers that address:
- Global comparisons and indicators of violence
- Definitions of organized violence and crime, such as banditry and piracy
- Linkages between organized, collective and interpersonal violence
- Law’s penetration into oceanic, battlefield, domestic, and/or other novel arenas
- The nature of extra-territorial violence
- Actual practices of violence
- Toleration and restraint of violence
- Methods of measurement, used by contemporaries and/or historians, in assessing what is or was appropriate
We particularly welcome papers on violence in regions not covered by confirmed speakers, such as China, Russia, the Ottoman Empire, and Africa.
Peter H. Wilson, Chichele Professor of the History of War, University of Oxford
Marie Houllemare, Institut Universitaire de France, Université d’Amiens (CHSSC)
Erica Charters, Oxford Centre for Global History Centre, University of Oxford

BOOK: Rafe BLAUFARB, The Great Demarcation. The French Revolution and the Invention of Modern Property. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2016, 304 p. ISBN 9780199778799, £47,99

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Professor Rafe Blaufarb (Florida State University) published a new work on the history of property and the French Revolution's impact.

Book abstract:

The Great Demarcation explores how the French Revolution transformed the system of property-holding that had existed in France before 1789, thus creating the framework for modern definitions of property and political forms. This book examines the Revolution not from an economic or social perspective, but through the lens of the laws and institutions of property. The Revolution's dramatic legal restructuring aimed at two fundamental goals: removing formal public power from the sphere of private property, and excising property rights from the realm of the new sovereign, the nation. The revolutionaries accomplished these two aims by abolishing privately-owned forms of public power—such as jurisdictional lordship and venal public office—and by dismantling the Crown domain to construct a purely sovereign State.

These efforts brought about a Great Demarcation: a radical distinction between property and power from which flowed critical distinctions between the political and the social, state and society, sovereignty and ownership, the public and private. These distinctions destroyed the conceptual basis of the Old Regime, laid the foundation of France's new constitutional order, and crystallized modern ways of thinking about polities and societies. This, Blaufarb claims, was the Revolution's fundamental act, the stake in the Old Regime's heart, and the basis of all of its other reforms.

Tracing how the French Revolution sought to remake the country's legal and institutional reality, The Great Demarcation shows how the revolutionary transformation of Old Regime property helped to inaugurate political modernity.
 Table of contents:
Note on the Use of French Technical Vocabulary
Chapter 1 Talking Property before 1789
Chapter 2 Loyseau's Legacy: The Night of August 4th and the First Abolition of Feudalism
Chapter 3 The Death and Rebirth of the Direct Domain: The Second Feudal Abolition
Chapter 4 The Invention of the National Domain
Chapter 5 Emptying the Domain: The Problem of Engagements
Chapter 6 When the Nation Became a Lord: Feudal Dues as Biens Nationaux
On the author:
Rafe Blaufarb is the Ben Weider Eminent Scholar Chair and Director of the Institute on Napoleon and the French Revolution at Florida State University. He is the author of The French Army, 1750-1820: Careers, Talent, Merit, Bonapartists in the Borderlands: French Refugees and Exiles on the Gulf Coast, 1815-1835, and Inhuman TraffickThe International Struggle against the Transatlantic Slave Trade: A Graphic History, among other titles.
More information with Oxford University Press.

09 December 2016

JOB OFFER: Research Assistant/PhD Candidate, Graduate Institute Geneva (DEADLINE 15 JAN 2017)

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The Graduate Institute (Geneva) offers a fully funded position as Resarch Assistant in the framework of a project on The Myth of Homogeneity: Minority Protection and Assimilation in Western Europe, 1919-1939 (Prof. dr. D. Rodogno/Dr. E. Dalle Mulle).

The ‘Myth of Homogeneity: Minority Protection and Assimilation in Western Europe, 1919- 1939’ is a research project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation and managed by Professor Davide Rodogno and post-doctoral researcher Emmanuel Dalle Mulle that will be pursued at the Graduate Institute between September 2017 and August 2020. Its main objective is to acquire an in-depth picture of the history of the relationships between national minorities and majorities in Western Europe during the interwar years through the analysis of patterns of minority protection and/or assimilation in three case-study countries: Belgium, Italy and Spain. The project will be based on a multi-layered and multi-archival inquiry. The selected applicant will work in a small and dynamic team, under the direct supervision of the project coordinator
Carry out substantive research on at least one of the case studies foreseen in the project, including visits to relevant archives;  Write a dissertation in International History at the Graduate Institute on a subject to be formulated by the applicant in accordance with Professor Davide Rodogno (ideally on a subject compatible with that explored by the project);  Present intermediary and final results at international scientific conferences; Contribute to the further conceptualisation and operationalisation of the project, as well as to the identification of areas of possible improvement; • Help to organise public events relating to the project; • Provide general administrative and communication support, including possible web and/or social media initiatives; • Publish at least one paper in an international peer-reviewed journal during the duration of the project (ideal, not a requirement).
MA in history, sociology or political sciences, familiarity with nationalism studies and minority issues a plus; • Fluent written and spoken English; intermediate (or higher) proficiency in German; any of the following (French, Spanish, Dutch, Slovenian, Italian) a plus; • Excellent analytical, research and communication skills; • Ability to work in team as well as independently; • Good organisational skills and flexibility, notably ability to manage sudden peaks of workload and multiple tasks, as well as to plan ahead and meet deadlines; • Familiarity with content management systems and social media a plus

Candidates should apply by 15 January 2017.

Interested candidates should submit their application consisting of a motivation letter, CV and 3-page research proposal detailing the subject of their prospective PhD in English.

We look forward to receiving your online application: 

Please be aware that, in order to be selected, the candidate must be regularly registered as a PhD student in International History at the Graduate Institute by September 2017.

You can find more information about the admission process at: For any question on the position, the project and the recruitment process please write at:

02 December 2016

JOURNAL: "Historia et ius", n. 10 (December 2016)

Historia et ius, n. 10 - December 2016 

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Table of contents

Temi e questioni

  • 1) Floriana Colao, “L’albero nuovo si piega meglio di quello vecchio”. La giustizia “educatrice” per i minori nell’Italia liberale - PDF

Studi (valutati tramite peer review)

  • 2) Giovanni Basini, La legislazione monetaria italiana nelle crisi tra le due guerre (1926–1936) - PDF 
  • 3) Raffaella Bianchi Riva, Dal consenso al dissenso. La rilevanza giuridica dello scandalo nelle elezioni episcopali (secc. XII-XV) - PDF
  • 4) Cristina Danusso, Il giudice Antonio Raimondi e il fascismo - PDF
  • 5) Giuseppina De Giudici, “La donna di fronte alla legge penale”. Il problema dell’imputabilità della donna tra Otto e Novecento - PDF
  • 6) Dolores Freda, In Parlamento come in tribunale: il divorzio per via parlamentare nell’Inghilterra del Settecento - PDF
  • 7) Federica Furfaro, Paolo Emilio Bensa: un civilista italiano di formazione (anche) pandettistica - PDF
  • 8) Francesca Iurlaro, Pirati, barbari e pastori. Tre figure al limite dell’humanitas nel pensiero di Alberico Gentili (1552-1608) - PDF
  • 9) Maria Morello, L’organizzazione del lavoro nelle botteghe artigiane tra XIII e XV secolo. Il contratto di apprendistato - PDF
  • 10) Marc Ortolani, Le procès à cadavre des suicidés à la fin de l’Ancien Régime. Deux exemples provençaux - PDF
  • 11) Véronique Pinson-Ramin, La question préalable en Bretagne au XVIIe siècle - PDF
  • 12) Stefania T. Salvi, L’irresistibile ‘audacia’ di un pensatore moderno. Il De crimine bigamiae di Christian Thomasius (1685) - PDF
  • 13) Giuseppe Speciale, L’Assunzione di Maria Vergine al cielo: Giustiniano e Bonaventura da Bagnoregio - PDF
  • 14) Stefano Vinci, La politica giudiziaria del fascismo italiano nella giurisprudenza del Tribunale speciale per la difesa dello Stato (1926-1943) - PDF


  • 15) Christophe Archan, The Small Primer and the legal triads. The judges and their sources in medieval Ireland - PDF
  • 16) Vida Azimi, Un douanier « décapité » : Nathaniel Hawthorne. Suivi d’un florilège littéraire sur la douane et les douaniers - PDF
  • 17) Julien Boudon, Bicamérisme ou bicamérismes ? Essai de typologie des Parlements bicaméraux - PDF 
  • 18) Giulia Maria Labriola, Per una storia della cultura giuridica. Riflessioni su un canone complesso, tra Francia e Italia - PDF
  • 19) Giuseppe Mazzanti, A proposito della Summula in foro poenitentiali di Bérenger Frédol e di due opere sulla confessione attribuite a Giovanni da Legnano e ad Antonio da Budrio - PDF
  • 20) Ferdinando Mazzarella, An Intellectual Trajectory in the Age of Antiformalism. Gény and the Rise of the Law of Society - PDF 
  • 21) Cristina Vano, Della vocazione dei nostri luoghi. Traduzioni e adattamenti nella diffusione internazionale dell'opera di F.C. von Savigny - PDF

La morte nel prisma criminale. Secoli XIX-XX, a cura di Cristina Ciancio

  • 22) Premessa, di Cristina Ciancio - PDF
  • 23) Giuseppe Speciale, La “lotta del male contro il male” nel “cimitero dei vivi”. Sul lavoro dei condannati alla fine dell’Ottocento - PDF
  • 24) Floriana Colao, La pena di morte in Italia dalla giustizia di transizione alla crisi degli anni Settanta. In memoria di Mario Da Passano e Mario Sbriccoli, a dieci anni dalla morte - PDF
  • 25) Elio Tavilla, Ordine biologico e ordine morale. Appunti sulla riflessione criminologica italiana in tema di pena di morte (sec. XIX) - PDF
  • 26) Cristina Ciancio, Requiescant in pace. Alcune osservazioni sulla protezione del cadavere nel Regno d’Italia - PDF
  • 27) Marco Cavina, Il “buonismo" delle Corti d’Assise. Culture filo-eutanasiche fra XIX e XX secolo - PDF
  • 28) Marco Nicola MilettiUltima linea rerum. La morte dell’imputato nel processo penale italiano tra Otto e Novecento - PDF
  • 29) Giovanni Chiodi, Legalità penale e punizione dei crimini contro l’umanità al processo di Norimberga: la visione di Giuliano Vassalli - PDF
  • 30) Maura Fortunati, “La pietosa ingiustizia dei magistrati”. Il dibattito sul suicidio dell’assicurato tra Ottocento e Novecento - PDF
  • 31) Alfons Aragoneses, Cadáveres silenciados. El derecho español y las fosas de la represión franquista - PDF

Páginas españolas

  • 32) Remedios Morán Martín, José Manuel Pérez-Prendes Muñoz-Arraco. “Toda historia es historiografía” - PDF 
  • 33) Eduardo Cebreiros Álvarez, Tesis doctorales en Historia del Derecho defendidas en universidades españolas (2010-2015) - PDF