A Cultural and Political Perspective

Author: Randall Lesaffer,Jan Arriens

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521877989

Category: History

Page: 549

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This historical introduction to the civil law tradition considers the political and cultural context of Europe's legal history from its Roman roots. Political, diplomatic and constitutional developments are discussed, and the impacts of major cultural movements, such as scholasticism, humanism, the Enlightenment and Romanticism, on law and jurisprudence are highlighted.
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Author: Heikki Pihlajamäki,Markus D. Dubber,Mark Godfrey

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191088374

Category: Law

Page: 1264

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European law, including both civil law and common law, has gone through several major phases of expansion in the world. European legal history thus also is a history of legal transplants and cultural borrowings, which national legal histories as products of nineteenth-century historicism until have recently largely left unconsidered. The Handbook of European Legal History supplies its readers with an overview of the different phases of European legal history in the light of today's state-of-the-art research, by offering cutting-edge views on research questions currently emerging in international discussions. The Handbook takes a broad approach to its subject matter both nationally and systemically. Unlike traditional European legal histories, which tend to concentrate on " of Europe (notably Italy and Germany), the Europe of the Handbook is more versatile and nuanced, taking into consideration the legal developments in Europe's geographical " such as Scandinavia and Eastern Europe. The Handbook covers all major time periods, from the ancient Greek law to the twenty-first century. Contributors include acknowledged leaders in the field as well as rising talents, representing a wide range of legal systems, methodologies, areas of expertise and research agendas.
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Sources and Institutions

Author: O. F. Robinson,T. D. Fergus,William M. Gordon

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780406913609

Category: Law

Page: 385

View: 7253

This much appreciated work traces the development and absorption of Roman Law into western European systems, the nature and practice of feudalism and customary law, and the growth of the canon law. The focus of the book gravitates naturally towards the heart of Europe, the Italian peninsular, France and Germany, but attention is also paid to the evolution of the Scottish and English systems.
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Chapters in European Legal History

Author: R. C. Caenegem

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521438179

Category: Law

Page: 205

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In Judges, legislators and professors one of the world's foremost legal historians shows how and why continental and common law have come to diverge so sharply. Using ten specific examples he investigates the development of European law, not as the manifestation of certain ideological and intellectual trends, but as largely the result of power struggles between the judiciary, the legislators, and legal scholars, each representing certain political and social ambitions. Now available in paperback, Judges, legislators and professors provides an historical introduction to continental law which is readily accessible to readers familiar with the common law tradition and vice-versa.
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Author: Ditlev Tamm

Publisher: Djoef Pub

ISBN: 9788757418330

Category: History

Page: 277

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What does Roman law offer today? This text gives an introduction to basic institutions of Roman law and a survey of European legal history from the fall of the Roman Empire up to the present day.
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Author: Paolo Grossi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444319255

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 5420

This book explores the development of law in Europe from its medieval origins to the present day, charting the transformation from law rooted in the Church and local community towards a recognition of the centralised, secular authority of the state. Shows how these changes reflect the wider political, economic, and cultural developments within European history Demonstrates the diversity of traditions between European states and the possibilities and limitations in the search for common European values and goals
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A European Perspective

Author: R. C. Caenegem

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0826420001

Category: History

Page: 256

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R.C. Van Caenegem is one of the few legal historians to have crossed national boundaries successfully. His knowledge of the various codes and customs of the European Continent in general and the Low Countries in particular enables him to bring a fresh eye to the English Common law. Four of these nine essays have not been published in English before.
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From the Early Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century

Author: Antonio Padoa-Schioppa

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107180694

Category: History

Page: 820

View: 1605

The first English translation of a comprehensive legal history of Europe from the early middle ages to the twentieth century, encompassing both the common aspects and the original developments of different countries. As well as legal scholars and professionals, it will appeal to those interested in the general history of European civilisation.
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Author: Thomas Duve

Publisher: epubli

ISBN: 3944773004

Category: History

Page: 576

View: 6100

Legal history offers a broad panorama of transfers, transplants and receptions of law. What are the conceptual tools and methods that legal historians are employing to understand these processes?
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Die Zwolf Artikel Und Das Recht Des Landlichen Raums Im Zeitalter Des Bauernkriegs

Author: David Mayenburg

Publisher: Verlag Vittorio Klostermann

ISBN: 9783465043331

Category: Law

Page: 488

View: 1365

Der Bauernkrieg von 1525 wurde bislang selten als Problem der Rechtsgeschichte wahrgenommen. Der Konflikt zwischen den Bauern und ihren Herren wird als politische Auseinandersetzung interpretiert, die in ihren 12 Artikeln formulierten Forderungen der Bauern gelten als religiose Utopie. Das Buch stellt diese Auffassung in Frage und geht der Rolle des Rechts im Kontext des Bauernkriegs aus verschiedenen Blickwinkeln nach: Lasst sich der Konflikt als Auseinandersetzung uber Rechtspositionen beschreiben? Wie nahmen die Bauern das Recht, wie das Recht die Bauern wahr? Welche Chancen und Risiken barg der Weg des Rechts fur eine dauerhafte Konfliktlosung? Eine exemplarische Betrachtung des Streits um die Frondienste belegt die zentrale Bedeutung des Rechts fur die Geschichte des Bauernkriegs.
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Author: Markus D. Dubber,Christopher Tomlins

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192513133

Category: Law

Page: 1152

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Some of the most exciting and innovative legal scholarship has been driven by historical curiosity. Legal history today comes in a fascinating array of shapes and sizes, from microhistory to global intellectual history. Legal history has expanded beyond traditional parochial boundaries to become increasingly international and comparative in scope and orientation. Drawing on scholarship from around the world, and representing a variety of methodological approaches, areas of expertise, and research agendas, this timely compendium takes stock of legal history and methodology and reflects on the various modes of the historical analysis of law, past, present, and future. Part I explores the relationship between legal history and other disciplinary perspectives including economic, philosophical, comparative, literary, and rhetorical analysis of law. Part II considers various approaches to legal history, including legal history as doctrinal, intellectual, or social history. Part III focuses on the interrelation between legal history and jurisprudence by investigating the role and conception of historical inquiry in various models, schools, and movements of legal thought. Part IV traces the place and pursuit of historical analysis in various legal systems and traditions across time, cultures, and space. Finally, Part V narrows the Handbooks focus to explore several examples of legal history in action, including its use in various legal doctrinal contexts.
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Unity and Diversity Over Two Millennia

Author: R. C. van Caenegem

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521006484

Category: History

Page: 175

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R. C. van Caenegem considers the historical reasons behind European legal diversity.
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Author: Peter Stein

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521643724

Category: History

Page: 137

View: 9823

This is a short and succinct summary of the unique position of Roman law in European culture by one of the world's leading legal historians. Peter Stein's masterly study assesses the impact of Roman law in the ancient world, and its continued unifying influence throughout medieval and modern Europe. Roman Law in European History is unparalleled in lucidity and authority, and should prove of enormous utility for teachers and students (at all levels) of legal history, comparative law and European Studies. Award-winning on its appearance in German translation, this English rendition of a magisterial work of interpretive synthesis is an invaluable contribution to the understanding of perhaps the most important European legal tradition of all.
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Author: Dawid Bunikowski

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443862576

Category:

Page: 235

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This ambitious book examines the historical, theoretical, and axiological foundations of European legal culture, and explores their practical impacts on current European law and legal ways of thinking in Europe. Including considerations about the history of law as well contemporary legal issues, the book consists of seven chapters authored by scholars from across the globe, from Italy to Taiwan. This volume shows that it is possible to speak of one European legal culture in terms of various countries’ common legal origins (Roman law, Greek philosophy, and medieval jurisprudence as the ius commune), while also discussing distinct national legal cultures and traditions in Europe. However, to understand the present day law and legal profession, it is necessary to go back to the values, theories, and thinkers which were influential in the progress of European law from ancient times to the 19th century. The book not only presents the theoretical and historical issues of European legal culture, but also acquaints the audience with the true axiological foundations of our contemporary legal institutions, and the methods of legal thinking in Europe. It is clear that many of our current legal concepts and institutions come from theorists such as Aristotle, Ulpian, Aquinas, Hobbes and Savigny. The book will be of particular interest to scholars and students of legal history, jurisprudence, and European law, especially in the context of the origins of European legal culture. Moreover, it will also appeal to all lawyers working in both the common law and the civil law traditions wishing to gain a greater understanding of European legal heritage.
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Author: Bettina Heiderhoff

Publisher: C.F. Müller GmbH

ISBN: 3811463063

Category: Law

Page: 1303

View: 7839

Dieses Lehrbuch vermittelt Studierenden übersichtlich und strukturiert ein Grundverständnis zu Rechtsquellen und Rechtsanwendung des europäischen Privatrechts sowie dessen Auswirkungen auf das deutsche Recht. Das Lehrbuch deckt den Prüfungsstoff für Studierende und Referendare ab, zu deren Schwerpunkt/Wahlfach auch Europäisches Privatrecht gehört. Nach einer Einführung in die europarechtlichen Grundlagen des Privatrechts werden die relevanten Richtlinien in der aus dem BGB bekannten Reihenfolge – von Vertragsschluss über Widerrufsrechte, Verbraucherkredit, vertragliche und außervertragliche Haftung bis Sachenrecht – dargestellt. Zahlreiche an Entscheidungen des EuGH und nationaler Gerichte angelehnte Beispielsfälle und deren schrittweise Lösung veranschaulichen dabei leicht nachvollziehbar das systematisch vermittelte Wissen. Zentrale Themen sind: • Grundgedanken und Zielsetzungen des EU-Rechts • Kompetenzen und Rechtsetzung der EU • Umsetzung und Auslegung von Richtlinien • Vorlage an den EuGH und dessen relevante Rechtsprechung • Ausblick in die Zukunft des europäischen Privatrechts Maßgebliche EU-Richtlinien mit ihrem Kerninhalt und den wichtigsten dazu ergangenen EuGH-Entscheidungen sind für einen schnellen Überblick im Anhang aufgeführt.
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