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29 August 2015

BOOK: "Il diritto del Duce. Giustizia e repressione nell'Italia fascista" by Luigi Lacchè (ed.)

 

Il diritto del Duce. Giustizia e repressione nell'Italia fascista, Luigi Lacchè ed.

Saggi di
Alessandra Bassani, Barbara Bushart, Ambra Cantoni, Floriana Colao, Leonardo Pompeo D’Alessandro,
Antonella Meniconi, Matteo Petracci, Camilla Poesio,
Toni Rovatti, Stephen Skinner, Giuseppe Speciale,
Claudia Storti, Monica Stronati, Thomas Vormbaum

Contents

Tra giustizia e repressione: i volti del regime fascista
Introduzione di Luigi Lacchè
1. Delimitazione del tema
2. Alfredo Rocco e la dimensione costituzionale della giustizia nel fascismo
3. La giustizia penale tra la crisi dello Stato liberale e gli inizi del fascismo
4. Il Tribunale speciale per la difesa dello Stato: nuove linee di ricerca
5. La razza e i traditori
6. Fiat iustitia ne pereat mundus? L’architettura della giustizia

I. Lavoratori ribelli e giudici eversivi. Sciopero e licenziamento collettivo nella giurisprudenza di Cassazione tra 1900 e 1922 di Claudia Storti
1. La magistratura sul fronte della crisi sociale: ragioni della giustizia e ragioni della legge
2. Il doppio volto della legge: minacce e violenze come unico limite alla liceità penale dello sciopero nell’industria e nel commercio
3. Il doppio volto della legge: il licenziamento collettivo nella giurisprudenza della Cassazione civile
4. Lavoratori ribelli e giudici eversivi dei «principî fondamentali di diritto»
5. Il punto di non ritorno

JOURNAL: Giornale di Storia Costituzionale/Journal of Constitutional History, n. 29


n. 29, 1/2015Il pensiero di Edmund Burke. Costituzionalismo ereditato e costituzioni rivoluzionarie / The thought of Edmund Burke. Inherited constitutionalism and revolutionary constitutions

all information here
Contents here

Sommario / Contents
RICERCHE
Martin Loughlin, Burke on Law, Revolution and Constitution / Burke su diritto, rivoluzione e costituzioneMaurizio Griffo, Edmund Burke: costituzione mista e tradizione storica nell’Appeal from the New to
the Old Whigs
/ Edmund Burke: mixed constitution and historical tradition in the Appeal from the New to the Old Whigs
Marina Calamo Specchia, Burke e la Rivoluzione in Francia, ovvero la sublimazione del panta rei / Burke and the Revolution in France, that is the sublimation of the panta rei
Ugo Bruschi, “A business somewhat delicate”: Edmund Burke e la questione americana dall’abrogazione dello Stamp Act all’indipendenza / “A business somewhat delicate”. Edmund Burke and the American Revolution: From the Stamp Act’s Repeal to IndependencePatricia Chiantera-Stutte, Fiducia, interesse e consenso: riflessioni sulla rappresentanza in Edmund Burke / Trust, interest and consensus: some remarks on the political representation in Burke
ITINERARI
Paolo Rondini, Edmund Burke e la cultura giuridica inglese del tardo Settecento / Edmund Burke and the English legal culture in the late 18th centuryDaniele Francesconi, Edmund Burke e la cultura politica dell’illuminismo scozzese / Edmund Burke and the Political Culture of the Scottish EnlightenmentSimone Gianello, Edmund Burke e i Monarchiens: analisi di un dialogo a distanza tra storicismo di matrice britannica e mite razionalismo francese / Edmund Burke and Monarchiens: analysis of a long-distance dialogue between British historicism and mild French rationalism
Claudio Martinelli, L’eredità di Edmund Burke nel pensiero liberale e conservatore del Novecento / The Edmund Burke’s Legacy in the Nineteenth Liberal and Conservative Thought
Salvatore Prisco, Perché è importante leggere oggi Burke / Why Is It so important to read Burke Today

26 August 2015

BOOK: "Cesare Beccaria: La controverse pénale, XVIIIe-XXIe siècle" Michel Porret et Élisabeth Salvi (dir.) (Rennes, 2015)


Cesare Beccaria: La controverse pénale, XVIIIe-XXIe siècle, Michel Porret et Élisabeth Salvi (dir.)
 
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Commenté, mis à l’Index romain, fustigé, critiqué ou loué par les juristes et les criminologues positivistes durant le long XIXe siècle, Des délits et des peines suscite une controverse pénale, encore bien vivante aujourd’hui en Chine ou dans le droit européen et international. Ce livre signé par 25 spécialistes européens et américains revient sur le « moment Cesare Beccaria » qui depuis 250 ans nourrit cette controverse autour du droit de punir avec son impact politique sur la démocratie.
 
Auteurs
  • Michel Porret (équipe DAMOCLES) est professeur d’histoire moderne à l’université de Genève.
  • Docteure ès lettres, Élisabeth Salvi (équipe DAMOCLES) est chargée d’enseignement suppléante à l’université de Genève (2013-2014).
Sommaire

BOOK: "Dictionnaire des philosophes français du XVIIe siècle - Acteurs et réseaux du savoir" Luc Foisneau (ed.) (Paris 2015)


Dictionnaire des philosophes français du XVIIe siècle - Acteurs et réseaux du savoir
 
 Luc Foisneau (ed.) 
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Eight thematic introductions, 690 entries, and a historical index raisonné make the Dictionnaire des philosophes français du xviie sièclean indispensable instrument for new explorations into the networks and agents of knowledge between the Renaissance and the Enlightenment.
 
Huit introductions thématiques, six cent quatre-vingt-dix entrées et un index historique et raisonné font du Dictionnaire des philosophes français du xviie siècle l'instrument indispensable d'une exploration nouvelle des réseaux et des acteurs du savoir entre Renaissance et Lumières.

BOOK: "Religion et piété au défi de la guerre de Trente Ans" Bertrand Forclaz et Philippe Martin (dir.) (Rennes, 2015)


Religion et piété au défi de la guerre de Trente Ans
Bertrand Forclaz et Philippe Martin (dir.)
 
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Ce volume étudie comment la guerre de Trente Ans a transformé le rapport des autorités avec le religieux, comment les clercs, plongés dans l’horreur, se sont-ils comportés. Il s’intéresse aussi aux fidèles et interroge la manière dont, immergés dans un monde déstructuré, happés par la violence, ils se sont tournés vers le ciel.
 
Auteurs
  • Bertrand Forclaz a étudié l’histoire et les sciences sociales à l’université de Fribourg (Suisse) et à l’EHESS. Il est chargé de cours à l’université de Fribourg (Suisse). Parmi ses domaines de spécialisation : l’histoire sociale de l’Italie centrale, la coexistence confessionnelle aux Pays-Bas au XVIIe  siècle et la guerre de Trente Ans aux frontières du Saint-Empire. 
  • Philippe Martin est professeur d’histoire moderne à l’université Lyon 2. Il a travaillé sur les formes extériorisées du religieux (pèlerinage, processions…) puis sur ses manifestations intériorisées (prière, lecture…). Il est directeur de l’ISERL (Institut d’Étude des Religions et de la Laïcité).
Sommaire
 

BOOK: "L'Historia regum Britannie et les «Bruts» en Europe" Tome I, Hélène Tétrel, Géraldine Veysseyre (ed.) (Paris, 2015)


 L'Historia regum Britannie et les «Bruts» en Europe Tome I, Hélène Tétrel, Géraldine Veysseyre

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The Historia regum Britannie of Geoffrey of Monmouth (12th century), considered authoritative until the 16th century was reworked and translated into several vernacular languages on numerous occasions. This book focuses on these reworkings to provide new insights into the history of this important chronicle.
 
L'Historia regum Britannie de Geoffroy de Monmouth (XIIe siècle), dotée jusqu'au xvie siècle d'une grande autorité en Occident, fut plusieurs fois récrite en latin et traduite en langues vernaculaires. Le présent volume, étudiant ces remaniements, renouvelle l'histoire textuelle de cette œuvre majeure.
 
 
Table of Contents here
 
 

CONFERENCE: "The Vienna Congress and the Transformation of International Law" (Bonn, September 3-4 2015)


WHAT The Vienna Congress and the Transformation of International Law, Conference
 
WHEN September 3-4 2015
 
WHERE Poppelsdorfer Schloss, Meckenheimer Allee 171, 53115 Bonn

The Congress of Vienna was a landmark in the history of diplomacy and
international law. It symbolizes the specific and ambivalent features of
extrajudicial conflict resolution. The international and interdisciplinary
conference “The Vienna Congress and the Transformation of International
Law” aims at understanding the preconditions and consequences of the
change of international law from pre-modernity to the 19th century. An
investigation on the scientific literature on the Vienna Congress and its peace
order might help to understand what the contemporaries regarded as vital
and striking, how they understood their international order and how they
wanted to develop it. Early historiography may be a device to determine the
particularities of the international order in the beginning of the 19th century
and when and how this order was replaced by another regime. The
conference will examine the techniques how the treaties were set up and
which new institutions were founded in order to monitor the development of
international law issues. Investigations on economic issues will also be taken
into account. The conference aims at interdisciplinary and international
analysis of conflicts, conflict activities and conflict resolutions in one of the
most famous political institutions ever
 

Organizers
Prof. Dr. Mathias Schmoeckel
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Miloš Vec
 

25 August 2015

CONFERENCE: "Dreaming of the International Rule of Law" (Oslo, September 10/12 2015)


WHAT Dreaming of the International Rule of Law, the ESIL Interest Group History of International Law workshop at the Upcoming XI ESIL Annual Conference in Oslo on the theme The Judicialization of International Law - A Mixed Blessing?, Conference

WHEN September 10/12 2015

WHERE Oslo

Two panels have been composed from over 30 submissions.

Panel I
Une nouvelle vie de civilisation. Mixed Courts, Codes and International Politics in Nineteenth-Century Egypt

Luigi Nuzzo is Professor of Legal History and History of International Law at the Law Faculty of the University of Salento (Lecce, Italy) and Global Research Fellow of New York University (NYU)

A Service to Civilization and Mankind – The Dream of an International Prize Court
Gabriela A. Frei is a British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Oxford and Junior Research Fellow in History, Jesus College University of Oxford. MSt in Historical Research, a DPhil in History, Oxford. Previously, Brandon Research Fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge.


Proliferation of Central American Courts of Justice: two down, one standing, one to go?
Freya Baetens (Cand./Lic.Jur. (Ghent); LL.M. (Columbia); Ph.D. (Cambridge)) is Associate Professor of Law at Leiden University and Visiting Professor at the World Trade Institute (WTI) at Berne University. As an Associate Lawyer with VVGB Advocaten / Avocats (Brussels Bar), she regularly acts as counsel or expert in international disputes.

The First International War Crime Tribunal: the North Sea Incident Commission of 1905 (and the planned War Crimes Tribunals in the Versailles Treaty)
Jan Lemnitzer is a postdoctoral researcher in history, and works as a lecturer at Christ Church College, University of Oxford. PhD from the London School of Economics for a study of the 1856 Declaration of Paris (Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming) which won the prize for the best thesis in international history in 2010 by the British International History Group

Panel II

21 August 2015

CONFERENCE: "Das ADHGB von 1861 als gemeinsames Obligationenrecht in Mitteleuropa" (Regensburg, March 17/18 2016)


WHAT Das ADHGB von 1861 als gemeinsames Obligationenrecht in Mitteleuropa, Conference

WHEN  March 17/18 2016

WHERE Regensburg University

The creation of a uniform legal and commercial area in Europe is a task that is not exclusive to the 20th century. The German commercial code ADHGB (Allgemeines Deutsches Handelsgesetzbuch) created such a homogeneous jurisdiction in Central Europe by adopting the role of a common code of obligations from Aachen to Lemberg and from Lübeck to Split already in 1861.

Although that the ADHGB must be seen a model case for legal harmonisation, it has not yet been adequately researched. Prof. Dr. Martin Löhning and his post-doc researcher Stephan Wagner will therefore host an DFG-funded international conference on the topic during next spring. Interested parties are invited to register via rechtskultur@ur.de. Participation is free of charge
Program

20 August 2015

BOOK: "Enseigner le droit public à Paris sous la IIIe République", by Guillaume Richard (Paris, 2015)


Guillaume Richard, Enseigner le droit public à Paris sous la IIIe République
Préf.  J.-L. Halpérin et E. Millard.
Paris, Dalloz (Nouvelle Bibliothèque des Thèses, vol. 150), avr. 2015, ISBN:
978 2 247 15466 1, 65€
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Le droit public est un élément structurant l'organisation des facultés de droit en France depuis plus d'un siècle. La notion demeure pourtant peu interrogée dans ses soubassements historiques à l'époque contemporaine. Cette étude cherche à y contribuer en tentant de saisir le droit public à partir de l'histoire de son enseignement, généralisé à la fin du XIXe siècle. L'institutionnalisation du droit public découle alors de l'élargissement de la fonction sociale des facultés de droit comme de la valorisation de nouvelles méthodes d'approches du droit, qui renversent l'ancienne centralité du droit civil et du droit romain. Ce processus national est ici vu à partir d'un contexte spécifique : celui de la Faculté de droit de Paris, première faculté de France, et de son environnement académique saturé d'établissements d'enseignement supérieur, comme l'École libre des sciences politiques.

Le processus de spécialisation des professeurs de droit, qui découle en particulier du sectionnement de l'agrégation en 1896, loin de produire des résultats simples, crée une série d'équilibres instables et de tensions. La volonté des publicistes de former un groupe distinct de celui des privatistes se heurte au souhait largement répandu de maintenir l'unité de la science juridique. L'analyse des cours montre également le droit public traversé par deux tendances : l'une en fait un savoir formalisé et autonome, capable d'imposer sa logique propre à l'écume des faits, l'autre à l'inverse le rattache aux sciences politiques et économiques. Le succès tardif de la première tendance ne doit pas dissimuler la volonté, dans la première moitié du XXe siècle, de faire du droit public un savoir lié à l'actualité et explicatif du social.

L'étude fait ainsi ressortir le rôle de l'enseignement du droit : certes, celui-ci ne permet nullement de saisir avec certitude une hypothétique vérité du droit; mais il contribue à donner une forme, une apparence à un ensemble de phénomènes considérés comme juridiques, et de ce fait à construire les représentations que les juristes se font du droit.

Préface de Jean-Louis Halpérin et Eric Millard.
Sommaire


NOTICE: Law and Culture Conference 2015: CHANGE (London, September 10-11 2015)


12 August 2015

ARTICLE: Isabella ALEXANDER on "Manacles Upon Science”: Re-Evaluating Copyright in Informational Works in Light of 18th Century Case Law" (SSRN)

(image: the Court of Chancery under George I, source: Wikimedia Commons)

Isabella Alexander (Sydney) published a paper on SSRN entitled "“Manacles Upon Science”: Re-Evaluating Copyright in Informational Works in Light of 18th Century Case Law". The text has appeared previously in the Melbourne University Law Review 38 (2014): 317-61.

Abstract:
Questions over whether, and if so how, copyright law should protect works of fact and information have occupied the courts of several common law countries in recent decades. In Australia, they recently came to the fore in two Federal Court decisions relating to telephone directories. While the Court paid considerable attention to nineteenth century cases, consideration of the eighteenth century cases on which these precedents were based sheds greater light on the later development of the law. This article takes a microhistorical legal approach and examines a series of cases relating to road books from the late eighteenth century to explore some of the earliest legal approaches to works of geographical information, placing them in their social and cultural context.
The fulltext can be consulted here.


(source: Legal History Blog)

BOOK: Lucien BÉLY, Bertrand HAAN and Stéphane JETTOT (eds.), La Paix des Pyrénées (1659) ou le triomphe de la raison politique. Paris: Les Classiques Garnier, 2015. 571 p. ISBN 978-2-8124-2952-1, € 69

(image source: Classiques Garnier)

Lucien Bély, Bertrand Haan and Stéphane Jettot (Paris-Sorbonne) published an edited volume on the Peace of the Pyrenees (5 CTS 325).

English abstract:
The Franco-Spanish reconciliation concluded in 1659 was a key moment for Europe. Its long negotiation, its celebration, and the memory of it nourished huge collective hopes, but also a reflection on diplomatic, political, and financial balance, evaluated through the prism of reason.
Table of contents:
Sommaire
  • Lucien Bély, Le triomphe de la raison politique
Première partie 
LA RAISON POLITIQUE LA GUERRE ET LA PAIX 
  • Pablo Fernández Albaladejo, Entre la Razón Católica y la Razón de Estado. Senderos de la raison politique en la Monarquía de España
  • María Victoria López-Cordón Cortezo, Diplomatie et introspection. 1659, une mutation de la politique espagnole?
  • Heinz Schilling, La représentation du pouvoir à l’époque de l’émergence d’un système européen d’Etats souverains
  • Alexandra Merle, Guerre et paix dans la pensée politique espagnole après 1659. Les Commentaires politiques de Juan Alfonso de Lancina
  • Peter Schröder, «Un politique peut dire ce qu’un prince devroit faire». Les concepts de paix et d’équilibre dans la pensée politique de Leibniz 
Deuxième partie
SOUVERAINS ET POPULATIONS FACE À LA PAIX 
  • Françoise Bayard, La souffrance des peuples, le retrait financier et la gloire du roi: trois raisons de faire la paix. Le cas français. 1648-1659
  • Paul Sonnino, Une grande Mazarinade avortée. Le comte de Brienne, les papiers de Westphalie et la paix des Pyrénées
  • Olivier Poncet, La monarchie et les offices royaux de 1648 à 1665. Un discours du retour à la raison?
  • Alain Tallon, Les dévots français et la paix des Pyrénées
  • Jacques Poumarède, Le roi de paix en sa bonne ville. Louis XIV à Toulouse (1659-1660)
Troisième partie
L’ART DE LA PAIX ET DU GOUVERNEMENT 
  • Guido Braun, Les formes de la négociation franco-espagnole à Münster. Médiation, interposition, projets d’arbitrage
  • Daniel Séré, La paix des Pyrénées, une paix à découvrir
  • Daniel Aznar, Louis (XIII) II de Catalogne. La construction d’un mythe royal (1641-1643)
  • Klaus Malettke, La paix des Pyrenées, l’empereur et l’empire
  • Bertrand Haan, D’amitié ou de raison? Louis XIV, Philippe IV et la paix des Pyrénées
  • Sylvio Hermann De Franceschi, La pensée politique des diplomates. Les causes de la grandeur et de la décadence de l’Espagne selon les ambassadeurs vénitiens (1602-1661)
  • Alain Hugon, La révolution napolitaine dite de Masaniello (1647-1648). Première étape d’un retour à la paix? 
  • Anna Blum, Les ambassadeurs nord-italiens en France et la négociation de la paix des Pyrénées (1658-1659)
  • Éric Schnakenbourg, Au lendemain du Déluge. Paix du Nord et équilibre baltique en 1660
  • Jean Bérenger, Une exception à la pacification générale. L’Europe sud-orientale
Quatrième partie 
RATIFICATION, CÉLÉBRATION ET POSTÉRITÉ DE LA PAIX 
ENJEUX POLITIQUES, DIPLOMATIQUES ET ARTISTIQUES 
  • Françoise Hildesheimer, La paix des Pyrénées au Parlement 
  • Marianne Cojannot-Le Blanc, Une grandeur nécessaire. Mazarin et l’urgence d’une politique royale des arts à l’heure de la paix 
  • Gérard Sabatier, Figurer la paix. Les réjouissances lyonnaises de 1660 
  • José Manuel de Bernardo Ares, La succession de la Monarchie Hispanique. La paix des Pyrénées (1659), clé de voûte politique du testament de Charles II d’Espagne (1700) 
  • Joaquim Albareda, La paix des Pyrénées. Un point de référence pour les partisans de l’archiduc Charles dans la guerre de Succession d’Espagne (1705-1714) 
  • Géraud Poumarède, Paix des princes et paix des peuples. La paix des Pyrénées et l’avènement d’une Europe nouvelle
Index des noms de personnes
Index des lieux
index des thèmes
Table des illustrations
Source: Nomôdos
More information on the publisher's website.

11 August 2015

FELLOWSHIP: JEV-Fellowship for European Administrative History 2016


Calenda signals an opportunity for early-stage researchers working or intending to work on European Administrative Law (16th-20th Century), at the MPI for European Legal History in Frankfurt am Main. 

Summary:

Presentation

At the end of 2012 Prof. Dr. Erk Volkmar Heyen, Professor of Public Law and European Administrative History at the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University of Greifswald until his retirement and the editor of the "Jahrbuch für europäische Verwaltungsgeschichte/Yearbook of European Administrative History" (JEV) published from 1989 to 2008, donated a research fellowship in the field of European Administrative History ("The JEV-Fellowship for European Administrative History"). The fellowship falls within the framework of the German University Foundation (Bonn, Germany).

Eligibility, duration and rates

The scholarship is intended to benefit the next generation of scientific researchers, particularly doctoral and post-doctoral students, and specifically for the final phase of their research project for a duration of no longer than 12 months.
The scholarship is based on the usual rates for doctoral fellowships of the German Research Foundation (DFG). Should a fellowship be awarded for research abroad, the local conditions will be the determining factor. Marital status will not be deemed a consideration, and neither will travel- nor other costs be reimbursed.

Selection process

The Board of the German University Foundation decides on and awards the fellowship based on a proposal by a jury. This jury is based at the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History (MPI) in Frankfurt, where the founder worked in the 1980s.Currently the permanent members of the jury are:
  • the Managing Director of the Max Planck Institute,
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Duve,
  • Prof. Dr. Stefan Brakensiek, Professor of Early Modern History at the Institute for History of the University of Duisburg-Essen, and
  • Priv.-Doz. Dr. Peter Collin, Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute.
The German University Foundation provides for the payment of the fellowships and informs the recipients about the terms and conditions and the legal requirements to be complied with by the recipients in their personal capacities. Early stage researchers from Germany and abroad are invited to apply. In accordance with the thematic and methodological spectrum covered by the JEV, the scholarship is open to all historical disciplines, provided the research project addresses an aspect of European administrative history from the period of the sixteenth to the twentieth century. The importance of the research topic should impact beyond the national level. Comparative research questions are particularly welcome.
 Submission procedure:
First time applications for a scholarship commencing in January 2016 can be submitted

until 30 September 2015;

this deadline also applies to the succeeding years unless otherwise specified.
Applications in English or German should be sent in electronic form to: Priv.-Doz. Dr. Peter Collin, collin@rg.mpg.de
The application, which must also include an indication of the duration for which the fellowship should run, is to be accompanied by the following documents:
  • a curriculum vitae in tabular form with detailed information on the nature and the chronology of university studies together with the respective examination results achieved (copies of results to be enclosed) and, where applicable,
  • a list of scientific publications written or hitherto contributed to;
  • a detailed description of the research project including a detailed outline of the contents of the intended publication,
  • a detailed report on the current development of the project and the status of publication, including the reasons for any (possible) delay in its completion;
  • extensive excerpts from the current document;
  • information on the current financing of the research project as well as on past or pending applications for funding of the project;
  • a precise timetable for the completion of the writing of the publication.
Furthermore care is to be taken that at least one expert opinion from a university lecturer on both the individual researcher and the research project as such be submitted directly to the jury.
The MPI provides fellowship recipients with work opportunities in its library. Fellows are given the opportunity to present their research projects to the public at the Institute and to discuss the projects with the latter. With the expiration of the fellowship the recipient is to submit a report on the status of the publication/book. The MPI provides for the publication of the funded book in one of its publication series, provided the Institute’s required quality standards are met. The book is to make reference to the support provided by the "JEV-Fellowship for European Administrative History" in the imprint or in the preface.
 The MPI equally welcomes donations to feed the stipend:
Donations to financially support and, if possible, extend the level of support of the fellowship are most welcome. These can be paid into the following account of the German University Foundation:
Bank für Sozialwirtschaft,
account number: 1140200 (BLZ: 37020500; BIC: BFSWDE33XXX; IBAN: DE47370205000001140200),
Password: "Spende Erk-Volkmar- Heyen-Stiftungsfonds".
The German University Foundation will issue the required receipt confirming the donation, if the postal address is provided. Should a permanent increase of fund assets be preferred, the password to be used is „Zustiftung Erk-Volkmar-Heyen- Stiftungsfonds".
 More information here.

TIMELINE: The History of International Law, 1470-Present (Oxford UP)

(screenshot; source: OUP International Law)

Oxford Public International Law (Oxford University Press) published an interactive Timeline on the History of International Law, from 1470 to the present.

Abstract:
We have created a concise timeline mapping the broad history of public international law with particular attention paid to the signing of major treaties, the foundation of fundamental institutions, the birth of major figures in international law and milestones in the development of some of the field’s best-known doctrines. There are varying opinions on where to start in the history of international law, as well as arguments around periodising the dynamic developments, though for this project we have started our timeline with the Treaty of Tordesillas in 1494. Explore some of the major developments in the history of international law and read more by clicking through to freed-up chapters from the Oxford Historical Treaties, the Max Planck Encyclopaedia of Public International Law, relevant book chapters, blog pieces and journal articles.
 The full timeline can be consulted here.

07 August 2015

JOURNAL: "Tijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis / Revue d'Histoire du Droit / The Legal History Review" (Vol. 83, Issue 1-2, June 2015)

BOOK: "Legal Practice in Eighteenth-Century Scotland" by John Finlay (July, 2015)


Legal Practice in Eighteenth-Century Scotland

John Finlay, University of Glasgow
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NOTICE: The Hart Publishing Summer Sale (August, 3-23 2015)

The Hart Publishing Summer Sale is now on!
50% discount on selected titles
Hart Publishing is delighted to announce its Summer Sale which is available for 3 weeks (3rd August – 23rd August) 
To browse through the titles that are available at half price please click on the link below:

CONFERENCE: "Scottish Legal History Group Conference 2015‏" (Edinburgh, October 3, 2015)




SCOTTISH LEGAL HISTORY GROUP
Annual Conference - Saturday 3rd October 2015

The 35th Annual Conference and AGM of the Scottish Legal History Group will be held in the Reading Room of the Advocates’ Library, Parliament House, Edinburgh, on Saturday 3rd October 2015. All welcome.

Programme

10.30               Coffee


11.00               First Session

Professor Dauvit Broun and Ms Joanna Tucker (University of Glasgow)
            “The earliest central judicial records”

                Dr Jenny Wormald (University of Edinburgh)
            ”’And so it follows ... that the Kinges were the authors & makers of the lawes, and not the lawes of the Kings’ [James VI, Trew Lawe of Free Monarchies]Did he mean it?”
           

NOTICE: Vergentis Journal

VERGENTIS is a scientific journal of the Innocent III International Chair of Research which intends to be the focal point of reflection and investigation within the domain of History of Law and other disciplines and, at the same time, it tries to be a transmitter of communication for professionals in History, Law, Canon law, Roman Law and Common Law.
This review is published annually in June and December. Works will be evaluated by two anonymous and external editors, unconnected to both the institution and the editorial board according to the system of “revision by pairs” (referee). Acceptances or refusals with the reasons the decision was based on will be sent to the authors before 60 calendar days. This review reserves the right to modify partially the style or format of the works presented. The publication rules can be checked in the last pages of the review.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ARTICLES
    March 30 (June Issue)  
  October 30 (December Issue)

06 August 2015

JOURNAL: Comparative Legal History III (2015), No 1 (ISSN 2049-677X) is out !

(image source: Taylor & Francis)

Routledge Law (Taylor & Francis) published the first issue of this year's volume of Comparative Legal History, the peer reviewed journal of our Society.

Contents:
  • Preface (Antonio Masferrer & Sean Patrick Donlan)
    DOI 10.1080/2049677X.2015.1047683
  • The iuramentum perhorrescentiae under canon law: an influence on the development of early chancery jurisdiction? (Richard Perruso) (2-37)
    DOI 10.1080/2049677X.2015.1041722
  •  Finding, sharing and risk of loss: of whales, bees and other valuable finds in Iceland, Denmark and Norway (William Ian Miller & Helle Vogt)
    DOI 10.1080/2049677X.2015.1041724 (38-59)
  • The concept of military occupation in the era of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars (Peter M.R. Stirk) (60-84)
    DOI 10.1080/2049677X.2015.1041726
  • Cultural and legal transfer in Napoleonic Europe: codification of Dutch civil law as a cross-national process (Martijn van der Burg) (85-109)
    DOI 10.1080/2049677X.2015.1041727
  • Just trust us: a short history of emergency powers and constitutional change (Marc de Wilde) (110-130)
    DOI 10.1080/2049677X.2015.1041728
  • ‘Inter ruinas publicas scriptum’: Ernest Nys, a legal historian in defence of Belgian tax payers during the Great War (Frederik Dhondt) (131-151)
    DOI 10.1080/2049677X.2015.1041730
  •  The theory and practice of indigenous dispossession in the late nineteenth century: the Saami in the far north of Europe and the legal history of colonialism (Kaius Tuori) (152-185)
    DOI 10.1080/2049677X.2015.1041732
Book Reviews:

05 August 2015

BOOK: Pasi ILAHAINEN, Cornelia ILLIE and Kari PALONEN (eds.), Parliament and Parliamentarism. A Comparative History of a European Concept. New York/Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2015. 328 p. ISBN ISBN 978-1-78238-954-5. USD 110


(image the Treaty of Paris tabled in the House of Commons, 6 Jun 1814; source: Pastnow.wordpress.com)




Berghahn Books announces the forthcoming publication of Parliament and Parliamentarism. A Comparative History of a European Concept, a collective work edited by Pasi Ilahainen (Jyväskylä), Cornelia Illie (Zayed) and Kari Palonen (Jyväskylä).

Abstract:
Parliamentary theory, practices, discourses, and institutions constitute a distinctively European contribution to modern politics. Taking a broad historical perspective, this cross-disciplinary, innovative, and rigorous collection locates the essence of parliamentarism in four key aspects—deliberation, representation, responsibility, and sovereignty—and explores the different ways in which they have been contested, reshaped, and implemented in a series of representative national and regional case studies. As one of the first comparative studies in conceptual history, this volume focuses on debates about the nature of parliament and parliamentarism within and across different European countries, representative institutions, and genres of political discourse.

Table of contents:
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Parliament as a Conceptual Nexus
Pasi Ihalainen, Cornelia Ilie and Kari Palonen
PART I: THE CONCEPTUAL HISTORY OF PARLIAMENTS
Chapter 1. European Parliamentary Experiences from a Conceptual Historical Perspective
Pasi Ihalainen
Chapter 2. Key Concepts for Parliament in Britain (1640–1800)
Paul Seaward and Pasi Ihalainen
Chapter 3. Discussing the First Age of French Parliamentarism (1789–1914)
Jean Garrigues and Eric Anceau
Chapter 4. From Monarchical Constitutionalism to a Parliamentary Republic: Concepts of Parliamentarism in Germany since 1818
Andreas Biefang and Andreas Schulz
Chapter 5. Passion and Reason: Modern Parliaments in the Low Countries
Marnix Beyen and Henk te Velde
Chapter 6. The Formation of Parliamentarism in the Nordic Countries from the Napoleonic Wars to the First World War
Uffe Jakobsen and Jussi Kurunmäki
Chapter 7. The Conceptual History of the Russian State Duma
Irène Herrmann
PART II: THE DISCOURSE AND RHETORIC OF MODERN PARLIAMENTS
Chapter 8. Parliamentary Discourse and Deliberative Rhetoric
Cornelia Ilie
Chapter 9. Rhetoric, Parliament and the Monarchy in Pre-revolutionary England
Markku Peltonen
Chapter 10. French Parliamentary Discourse, 1789–1914
Thomas Bouchet
Chapter 11. German Parliamentary Discourse since 1848 from a Linguistic Point of View
Armin Burkhardt
Chapter 12. Central and Eastern European Parliamentary Rhetoric since the Nineteenth Century: the Case of Romania and Poland
Cornelia Ilie and Cezar Ornatowski
PART III: PARLIAMENT AND PARLIAMENTARISM IN POLITICAL THEORY
Chapter 13. Political Theories of Parliamentarism
Kari Palonen
Chapter 14. Thinking of Politics in a Parliamentary Manner: Perspectives on the Conceptual History of Parliamentarism
Kari Palonen
Chapter 15. Theories of Representative Government and Parliamentarism in Italy from the 1840s to the 1920s
David Ragazzoni and Nadia Urbinati
Chapter 16. Parliamentarism and Democracy in German Political Theory since 1848
Dirk Jörke and Marcus Llanque
Chapter 17. Parliamentarism in Spanish Politics in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: from Constitutional Liberalism to Democratic Parliamentarism
José María Rosales
Chapter 18. Towards a Political Theory of EU Parliamentarism
Teija Tiilikainen and Claudia Wiesner
Epilogue: Some Challenges to Parliamentarism
Kari Palonen
Index