Legislation and Justice - The Origins of the Modern State in Europe, 13th to 18th Centuries (Hardback)Antonio Padoa-Schioppa (editor)
Hardback 454 Pages / Published: 03/04/1997
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No enquiry into the making of the modern European state can ignore the part played by law. This comprehensive scholarly volume examines in detail how states availed themselves of juridicial techniques in order to mould their institutions, to take control over their territory, and to exercise power over their subjects. The contributors are leading scholars in the field, who explore the administration of justice and the promulgation of legislation across Europe over a period of several centuries, in order to uncover the role of the law in the birth and development of the European state. The Origins of the Modern State in Europe series arises from an important international research programme sponsored by the European Science foundation. the aim of the series, which comprises seven volumes, is to bring together specialists from different countries, who reinterpret from a comparative European perspective different aspects of the formation of the state over the long period from the beginning of the thirteenth to the end of the eighteenth century. One of the main achievments of the research programme has been to overcome the long-established historiographical tendency to regard states mainly from the viewpoint of their twentieth-century borders.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 454
Weight: 839 g
Dimensions: 242 x 164 x 29 mm
These essays reflect the great variety of the diverse experiences studies and refer to well-defined politico-cultural areas ... The comparative intentions of the research, which constitute one of its undeniable merits, are made clear simply by listing the contributions to the volume ... by placing contributions dedicated to the various parts of Europe one beside the other, it offfers the reader the possibility of finding the analogies and differences between the diverse experiences ... There is also a very useful and effective conclusion by the editor that reviews the contributions offering not a model, but a synoptic picture of the most general and recurring outlines of the local experiences, thus contributing greatly to the "readability" of the volume and to the "synthetic" comprehension of the phenomenon being studied. * Pietro Costa, Law and History Review *
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