Salamanca in America

Research Project

The School of Salamanca has traditionally seemed interesting to legal historical research most of all because of its contribution to systematic thinking and legal dogmatics, i.e. as part of the history of science. For this reason, too, it was considered for a long time an Iberian or European phenomenon.

The research project "Salamanca in America" is about a different perspective. The Salamanca School can be seen not only as a discourse community, but also as a community characterized by a certain mode of norm production. We also look at the practical dimension of the school, its place in a history of finding justice, and its "casuistry", which does not easily fit into a history of system formation as a consequence of the scientification of law.

These aspects are to be explored in detail in a publication in which experts from different regions deal with Salamanca as a phenomenon of global standard production. In preparation for this publication a working paper (Duve 2018) has already been published. In October 2018, the contributions to the book were discussed on a conference entitled “The School of Salamanca: a case of global knowledge production?” in Buenos Aires. The results of the conference have been published in 2021 in the volume “The School of Salamanca: A Case of Global Knowledge Production“. A more detailed conference report in Spanish is available on the blog of the project "The School of Salamanca".

Publications in this research project

Duve, T.; Egío Garcia, J. L.; Birr, C. (Eds.): The School of Salamanca. A Case of Global Knowledge Production. Brill Nijhoff, Leiden; Boston (2021), XIII, 430 pp.
Egío Garcia, J. L.: Producing Normative Knowledge between Salamanca and Michoacán: Alonso de la Vera Cruz and the Bumpy Road of Marriage. In: The School of Salamanca: A Case of Global Knowledge Production, pp. 335 - 398 (Eds. Duve, T.; Egío Garcia, J. L.; Birr, C.). Brill Nijhoff, Leiden; Boston (2021)
Egío Garcia, J. L.: Siete propuestas para la renovación historiográfica de la Escuela de Salamanca y la revisión de su concepto: maestros transfertados, teología sacramental y géneros pragmáticos. In: ¿Qué es la Escuela de Salamanca?, pp. 273 - 308 (Eds. Ramis Barceló, R.; Langella, S.). Editorial Sindéresis, Madrid (2021)
Egío Garcia, J. L.: Tomás de Mercado y la transfretación global de bienes y normas. Emergencia del probabilismo y una ética mercantil diferenciada. Cauriensia. Revista anual de ciencias eclesiásticas 15, pp. 169 - 201 (2020)
Egío Garcia, J. L.; Birr, C.: Before Vitoria: Expansion into Heathen, Empty, or Disputed Lands in Late-Mediaeval Salamanca Writings and Early 16th-Century Juridical Treatises. In: A Companion to Early Modern Spanish Imperial Political and Social Thought, pp. 53 - 77 (Ed. Tellkamp, J. A.). Brill, Leiden; Boston (2020)
Ramírez Santos, C. A.; Egío Garcia, J. L.: Conceptos, autores, instituciones: Revisión crítica de la investigación reciente sobre la Escuela de Salamanca (2008-19) y bibliografía multidisciplinar. Dykinson, Madrid (2020)
Ramírez Santos, C. A.; Egío Garcia, J. L.: The Research on the School of Salamanca (2008-2019). A Conceptual and Multidisciplinary Bibliography. (2020), 178 pp.
Birr, C.: Dominium in the Indies. Juan López de Palacios Rubios’ Libellus de insulis oceanis quas vulgus indias appelat (1512–1516). Rechtsgeschichte - Legal History Rg 26, pp. 264 - 283 (2018)
Egío Garcia, J. L.: Matías De Paz and the Introduction of Thomism in the Asuntos De Indias: A Conceptual Revolution. Rechtsgeschichte - Legal History Rg 26, pp. 236 - 262 (2018)
Egío Garcia, J. L.; Birr, C.: Alonso de Cartagena y Juan López de Palacios Rubios. Dilemas suscitados por las primeras conquistas atlánticas en dos juristas salmantinos (1436-1512). Azafea: revista de filosofía 20, pp. 9 - 36 (2018)
Duve, T.:
La Escuela de Salamanca: ¿un caso de producción global de conocimiento? : consideraciones introductorias desde una perspectiva histórico-jurídica y de la historia del conocimiento
The Salamanca Working Paper Series, 2018, 2
Duve, T.:
Salamanca in Amerika
in: ZRG GA 132 (2015), 116-151
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