Legal History and Comparative Law: Significance and Future

August 14, 2018

Volume 11, »Diritto: storia e comparazione. Nuovi propositi per un binomio antico«, edited by Massimo Brutti and Alessandro Somma, has just been published in the Open Access book series Global Perspectives on Legal History.

In the 25 contributions, both legal historians and comparative lawyers investigate the interrelationship of their fields of expertise as well as their current development. Thus, some contributions such as Sulla convergenza tra studio storico e comparazione giuridica (M. Brutti) or Comparazione giuridica, fine della storia e spoliticizzazione del dititto (A. Somma) concentrate on theoretical aspects, while others are dedicated to specific research topics, such as Rethinking eurocentrism. European Legacy and Western Colonialism (L. Nuzzo) or Quale storia del diritto? Vecchi e nuovi scenari narrativi tra comparazione e globalizzazione (E. Augusti). The result are diverse ideas on the meaning and future of two scientific disciplines, which are historically closely connected, have in the 20th century increasingly move away from one another,
and are now, given the opening of both disciplines to new methods and theories, not only enquiring about their relation to one another but also about their disciplinary identity.

The individual contributions of the multilingual volume (mainly Italian, but also with English and Spanish) are available as usual on our website for PDF download. In addition, they are available in JSTOR and in the Internet Archive – Open Access as well.

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