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Legal History presents a broad panorama of historical processes that trigger theoretical reflections on legal transfers and legal transplants and on the problem of the reception and assimilation laws and other modes of normativity. In this volume, legal historians across the globe reflect on their analytical traditions and present case studies in order to discuss how entangled histories of law can be understood, analyzed and written. In the first section of this volume, ‘Traditions of Transnational Legal History’, the authors revisit specific achievements and shortcomings of legal historical research against the backdrop of postcolonial and global studies. Reflections on our own disciplinary traditions that reveal the path-dependencies include critical accounts on the tradition of ‘European Legal History’, ‘Codification history’, the emergence of ‘Hindu Law’, and the methodological aspects of Comparative Law. The four articles in the second section, ‘Empires and Law’, showcase entangled legal histories forged in imperial spaces, for instance, through treaties concluded in the spheres of influence of ancient Roman Empire, which in this instance is analyzed as a process of ‘narrative transculturation’. Analogously, transnational institutions adjudicating merchant-disputes in the Early Modern Spanish Empire and normative frameworks constructed in a multilingual space shortly after its decline are analyzed as ‘diffusion and hybridization’. And finally, the spotlight is cast on the so-called ‘craftsmen of transfer’ and the bureaucrats that took practical comparative law as the basis to design the German colonial law. In the third section, ‘Analyzing transnational law and legal scholarship in 19th and early 20th century’, seven case studies offer theoretical reflections about entangled legal histories. The discussions range from civil law codifications in Latin America as ‘reception’ or ‘normative transfers’, entangled histories of constitutionalism as ‘translations’ and ‘legal transfer’, formation of transnational legal orders in 19th century International Law and the International Law on state bankruptcies to the impact of transnational legal scholarship on criminology. All articles engage in methodological reflections and discussions about their concrete application in legal historical research.

Table of Contents

  1. Front Cover
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  1. Title, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-viii
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  1. Introduction
  1. Entanglements in Legal History. Introductory Remarks
  2. Thomas Duve
  3. pp. 1-26
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  1. Traditions of Transnational Legal History
  1. European Legal History - Concepts, Methods, Challenges
  2. Thomas Duve
  3. pp. 29-66
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  1. Coding the Nation. Codification History from a (Post-)Global Perspective
  2. Inge Kroppenberg, Nikolaus Linder
  3. pp. 67-100
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  1. Towards New Conceptual Approaches in Legal History: Rethinking "Hindu Law" through Weber's Sociology of Religion
  2. Geetanjali Srikantan
  3. pp. 101-128
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  1. Legal Transplants between Time and Space
  2. George Rodrigo Bandeira Galindo
  3. pp. 129-148
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  1. Empires and Law
  1. Ancient Entanglements: The Influence of Greek Treaties in Roman "International Law" under the Framework of Narrative Transculturation
  2. Emiliano J. Buis
  3. pp. 151-186
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  1. A Transnational Empire Built on Law: The Case of the Commercial Jurisprudence of the House of Trade of Seville (1583-1598)
  2. Ana Belem Fernandez Castro
  3. pp. 187-212
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  1. Entangled up in Red, White, and Blue: Spanish West Florida and the American Territory of Orleans, 1803-1810
  2. Sean Patrick Donlan
  3. pp. 213-252
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  1. German Colonial Law and Comparative Law, 1884-1919
  2. Jakob Zollmann
  3. pp. 253-294
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  1. Analyzing Transnational Law and Legal Scholarship in the 19th and early 20th Century
  1. Napoleon in America? Reflections on the Concept of "Legal Reception" in the Light of the Civil Law Codification in Latin America
  2. Francisco J. Andres Santos
  3. pp. 297-314
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  1. Libraries of Civil Codes as Mirrors of Normative Transfers from Europe to the Americas: The Experiences of Lorimier in Quebec (1871-1890) and Varela in Argentina (1873-1875)
  2. Agustin Parise
  3. pp. 315-384
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  1. Translations of the "American Model" in Nineteenth Century Argentina: Constitutional Culture as a Global Legal Entanglement
  2. Eduardo Zimmermann
  3. pp. 385-426
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  1. Modern Constitutionalism and Legal Transfer: The Political Offence in the French Charte constitutionnelle (1830) and the Belgian Constitution (1831)"
  2. Bram Delbecke
  3. pp. 427-460
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  1. Discovering Legal Silence: Global Legal History and the Liquidation of State Bankruptcies (1854\xE2\x80\x931907)"
  2. Lea Heimbeck
  3. pp. 461-488
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  1. The History of European International Law from a Global Perspective: Entanglements in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century India
  2. Clara Kemme
  3. pp. 489-542
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  1. Global Criminology and National Tradition: The Impact of Reform Movements on Criminal Systems at the Beginning of the 20th Century
  2. Michele Pifferi
  3. pp. 543-564
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 565-569
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9783944773100
Related ISBN
9783944773001
MARC Record
OCLC
1145417005
Pages
568
Launched on MUSE
2020-03-22
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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