Welcome to the Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory

Welcome to the Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory

(formerly Max Planck Institute for European Legal History)
The researchers of the Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory (mpilhlt), located in Frankfurt am Main, engage in research on the history and theory of law. Established in 1964, the Institute, with its three departments, the specialist library with 490,000 printed media units as well as numerous international visitors, has become a worldwide hub for those working on past and present national and transnational legal orders.
Multidisciplinary Theory of Law
Department Marietta Auer
Historical Regimes of Normativity
Department Thomas Duve
European and Comparative Legal History
Department Stefan Vogenauer
Global Legal History on the Ground
Max Planck Research Group
Translations and Transitions
Max Planck Research Group

Events

Mercantile bodies and expansion of British legal institutions: the Royal Niger Company case

Jan 30, 2023 02:15 PM - 03:15 PM (Local Time Germany)
mpilhlt, Z01, Room: For further information please contact cazzola@lhlt.mpg.de

Diezmo de indios: normatividades de un impuesto eclesiástico en el arzobispado de México, siglos XVI-XVII

Jan 31, 2023 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
video conference

Die Historiker und die Verfassung

Feb 3, 2023 02:00 PM - 07:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
mpilhlt, Room: Conference Room (Z01)

Theoretical Perspectives on Legal Change: Luhmann and Latour

Feb 6, 2023 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM (Local Time Germany)
mpilhlt, Room: G503

Slaves, indigenous, freedmen and the colonial legal culture in São Paulo in the XVIII century

Feb 7, 2023 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
video conference

Pugna racial en la historia del derecho en Chile

Feb 14, 2023 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
video conference
A basic bibliography on the history of Ibero-America and the Spanish Caribbean in the colonial period
Rechtsvergleichung als Erkenntnismethode. Historische Perspektiven vom Spätmittelalter bis ins 19. Jahrhundert
Cover Rechtsgeschichte – Legal History 30 (2022)
Emanzipation und Recht. Zur Geschichte der Rechtswissenschaft und der jüdischen Gleichberechtigung
Open Access
Edited by Karl Härter, Tina Hannappel and Conrad TyrichterStudien zu Policey, Kriminalitätsgeschichte und Konfliktregulierung
Celebrar lo imposible
„recht erzählen“. Regionale Studien 1650–1850
Norms beyond Empire: Law-Making and Local Normativities in Iberian Asia, 1500-1800
Staatsangehörigkeit und Rassismus
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