16 August 2016

BOOK: Serge DAUCHY, Georges MARTYN, Anthony MUSSON, Heikki PIHLAJAMÄKI and Alain WIJFFELS (eds.), The Formation and Transmission of Western Legal Culture. 150 Books that made the Law in the Age of Printing [Studies in the History of Law and Justice; 7]. Heidelberg/New York: Springer, 2016, XVII + 523 p. ISBN 978-3-319-45564-8. € 297,84

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Springer announces the forthcoming publication of the seventh volume in the Studies in the History of Law and Justice Series, entitled The Formation and Transmission of Western Legal Culture. 150 Books that made the Law in the Age of Printing, edited by Serge Dauchy (Lille II/CNRS), Georges Martyn (Ghent), Anthony Musson (Exeter), Heikki Pihlajamäki (Helsinki) and Alain Wijffels (Lille II/KULeuven/UCLouvain/Leiden).

Book abstract:
This volume surveys 150 law books of fundamental importance in the history of Western legal literature and culture. The entries are organized in three sections: the first dealing with the transitional period of fifteenth-century editions of medieval authorities, the second spanning the early modern period from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century, and the third focusing on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The contributors are scholars from all over the world. Each ‘old book’ is analyzed by a recognized specialist in the specific field of interest. Individual entries give a short biography of the author and discuss the significance of the works in the time and setting of their publication, and in their broader influence on the development of law worldwide. Introductory essays explore the development of Western legal traditions, especially the influence of the English common law, and of Roman and canon law on legal writers and, the borrowings and interaction between them.

The book goes beyond the study of institutions and traditions of individual countries to chart a broader perspective on the transmission of legal concepts across legal, political and geographical boundaries. Examining the branches of this genealogical tree of books makes clear their pervasive influence on modern legal systems, including attempts at rationalizing custom or creating new hybrid systems by transplanting Western legal concepts into other jurisdictions.
About the editors:
Serge Dauchy, PhD (Ghent 1991), Habilitation Law (Lille 1997), is senior research fellow of the French CNRS and was director of the ‘Centre for judicial history’ at the University of Lille until 2014. He is Director of the Lille Doctorate School in Legal and Political Sciences since 2009 and professor of legal history at the University Saint-Louis of Brussels.
Georges Martyn, Dr.jur. (Leuven 1996), is professor of legal history at Ghent University since 1999. He was advocaat at the Kortrijk Bar (1992-2009) and is a substitute justice of the peace and honorary member of the Ghent Bar.
Anthony Musson, PhD (Cantab 1994) and barrister of the Middle Temple (called 1997) is professor of legal history and Director of the Bracton Centre for Legal History Research at the University of Exeter.
Heikki Pihlajamäki, Dr.jur. (Helsinki 1996), is professor of comparative legal history at the University of Helsinki since 2009. He is an ordinary member of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters.
Alain Wijffels, Dr.jur. (Amst.), PhD (Cantab.), DLitt. (Cantab.), teaches legal history and comparative law at the universities of Louvain-la-Neuve, Leuven and Leiden. He is senior research fellow of the French CNRS and a member of the ‘Centre for judicial history’ at the University of Lille.
 List of contributors:
AGÜERO Alejandro, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain): 94
AKASHI Kinji, Keio University, Tokyo (Japan): 75
AMEND-TRAUT Anja, Universität Würzburg (Germany): 113
ARABEYRE Patrick, Ecole Nationale des Chartes, Paris (France): 45
AUDREN Frédéric, CNRS – Institut d’études politiques, Paris (France): 131
AVENARIUS Martin, Universität Köln (Germany): 137
BALDUS Christian, Universität Heidelberg (Germany): 99
BARÓ Pazos Juan, Universidad de Cantabria Inicio, Santander (Spain): 92
BECK VARELA Laura, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain): 58, 111
BEHRENDS Okko, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (Germany): 121
BERCOVICI, Gilberto, Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil): 139
BIROCCHI Italo, Università Sapienza di Roma (Italy): 69, 82
BJÖRNE Lars, Turun Yliopisto (University of Turku) (Finland): 136
BRIESKORN Norbert, Hochschule für Philosophie München (Germany): 48
BRYSON William Hamilton, University of Richmond (United States): 49, 147
CAÑIZARES NAVARRO Juan, Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera (Spain): 80
CAPDEFERRO I PLA Josep, Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona (Spain): 47
CASAGRANDE Agustin, Universidad Nacional de La Plata (Argentina): 44
CAZALS Géraldine,  Université de Rouen (France): 30
CHALMERS James, University of Glasgow (United Kingdom): 97
COCKS Ray, Keele University (United Kingdom): 115
CONDORELLI Orazio, Università degli Studi di Catania (Italy): 11
CONETTI Mario, Università degli Studi dell’Insubria (Italy): 9
CONTE Emanuele, Università degli Studi Roma Tre (Italy): 2, 77
CORDES Albrecht, Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität Frankfurt-am-Main (Germany): 148
DANWERTH Otto, Max-Planck-Institut für Europäische Rechtsgeschichte, Frankfurt-am-Main (Germany): 41
DAUCHY Serge, CNRS – Université de Lille (France): 84
DEBAENST Bruno, Universiteit Gent (Belgium): 134
DE BRUIJN Niels, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Netherlands): 38
DE CHAMPS Emmanuelle, Université Paris VIII Vincennes-Saint-Denis (France): 95
DECOCK Wim, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium): 24, 40
DE RUYSSCHER Dave, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium): 31
DESCAMPS Olivier, Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas (France): 101
DHONDT Frederik, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium): 88
DILCHER Gerhard, Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität Frankfurt-am-Main (Germany): 118
DOZHDEV Dmitry, Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences (Russia): 123
DU PESSIS Paul, University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom): 62
DURELLE-Marc Yann-Arzel, Université Paris Nord (France): 135
DYSON Matthew, University of Cambridge (United Kingdom): 127
FIORAVANTI Maurizio, Università degli Studi di Firenze (Italy): 138
FIORI Antonia, Università Sapienza di Roma (Italy): 1
FORD John, University of Aberdeen (United Kingdom): 68
FREDA Dolores, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II (Italy): 74
GARCIA-HEVIA José Maria Vallajo, Universidad de Castilla – La Mancha (Spain): 86
GARLATI Loredana, Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca (Italy): 39
GIALDRONI Stefania, Università degli Studi Roma Tre (Italy): 25, 116
GIARO Tomasz, Uniwersytet Warszawski (Poland): 129
GIULIANI Adolfo, Università degli Studi di Perugia (Italy): 22, 37
HAFERKAMP Hans-Peter, Universität zu Köln (Germany): 110
HALPÉRIN Jean-Louis, École Normale Supérieure, Paris (France): 124, 132, 141, 145
HARMS Andreas, SWKH Rechtsanwälte, Berlin (Germany): 142
HEIRBAUT Dirk, Universiteit Gent (Belgium): 4, 119
HESPANHA António, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal): 60, 96
HEWETT Margaret, University of Cape Town (South-Africa): 65
HOEFLICH Michael, University of Kansas (United States): 93, 107
HUGHES Jula, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton (Canada): 125
IBBETSON David, University of Cambridge (United Kingdom): 76, 83
JONES Neil, University of Cambridge (United Kingdom): 13, 16
KIM Marie Seong-Hak, St. Cloud State University (United States): 20
KOCH Arnd, Universität Augsburg (Germany): 98
KOCH Sören, Universitetet i Bergen (Norway): 78, 81 
LEPSIUS Susanne, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Germany): 18
LESAFFER Randal, Universiteit Tilburg (Netherlands): 56
LEUWERS Hervé, Université de Lille (France): 100
LITZINGER Heike Kathrin, formerly Max-Planck-Institut für Europäische Rechtsgeschichte, Frankfurt-am-Main
(Germany): 130
LOBBAN Michael, London School of Economics and Political Science (United Kingdom): 106, 109, 126
MACMILLAN Catherine, University of Reading (United Kingdom): 122
MACNAIR Mike, University of Oxford (United Kingdom): 87
MAIHOLD Harald, Universität Basel (Switzerland): 26
MARTYN Georges, Universiteit Gent (Belgium): 10, 61
MARZAL Rodriguez Pascual, Universitat de València (Spain): 85
MASFERRER Aniceto, Universitat de València (Spain): 28
MATSUMOTO Naoko, Sophia University, Tokyo (Japan): 140
MAZZACANE Aldo, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II (Italy): 64
MCGLYNN Margaret, Western University, London-Ontario (Canada): 34
MEYER Christoph, Max-Planck-Institut für Europäische Rechtsgeschichte, Frankfurt-am-Main (Germany): 73
MEYER-PRITZL Rudolf, Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel (Germany): 89
MICHALSEN Dag, Universitetet i Oslo (Norway): 103
MILETTI Marco, Università degli Studi di Foggia (Italy): 21
MILLARD Eric, Université Paris-Ouest, Nanterre – La Défense (France): 149
MINNUCCI Giovanni, Università degli Studi di Sienna (Italy): 42
MIROW Matthew, Florida International University, Miami (United States): 112
MODÉER Kjell, Lunds Universitet (Sweden): 66
MUSSON Anthony, University of Exeter (United Kingdom): 52
OBARRIO Juan, Universitat de València (Spain): 67, 70
OESTMANN Peter, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (Germany): 36, 43
OOSTERHUIS Janwillem, Universiteit Maastricht (Netherlands): 117
PADOVANI Andrea, Università di Bologna (Italy): 12
PARISE Agustin, Universiteit Maastricht (Netherlands): 105
PASCIUTA Beatrice, Università degli Studi di Palermo (Italy): 7
PAZ ALONSO Maria, Universidad de Salamanca (Spain): 23
PEREZ MARTIN Antonio, Universidad de Murcia (Spain): 54
PIHLAJAMÄKI Heikki, Helsingin Yliopisto (Finland): 55, 120, 146
POLDNIKOV Dmitry, National Research University Moscow (Russia): 114
PORWANCHER Andrew, University of Oklahoma, Norman (United States): 133
PREST Wilfrid, University of Adelaide (Australia): 91
PREVOST Xavier, Université de Bordeaux (France): 29, 46
QUAGLIONI Diego, Università degli Studi di Trento (Italy): 35
RAMOS VÁZQUEZ Isabel, Universidad de Jaén (Spain): 90
RAMSAY Nigel, University College London (United Kingdom): 5
REID Charles, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis (United States): 104
ROWAN Steven, University of Missouri, St. Louis (United States): 15
RUDOKVAS Anton, St. Petersburg State University (Russia): 128 SCHMOECKEL Mathias, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn (Germany): 17, 27
SCHRÖDER Jan, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen (Germany): 71, 79, 102
SEIPP David, Boston University (United States): 19
SERNA Margarita, Universidad de Cantabria Inicio, Santander (Spain): 144
STEBBINGS Chantal, University of Exeter (United Kingdom): 108
STOLLEIS Michael, Max-Planck-Institut für Europäische Rechtsgeschichte, Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität
Frankfurt-am-Main (Germany): 59
TAMM Ditlev, Universitet Københavns (Denmark): 53, 150
TAU ANZOÁTEGUI Victor, Academia Nacional de la Historia de la República Argentina: 33
THOMAS Philip, University of Pretoria (South-Africa): 72
TREGGIARI Ferdinando, Università degli Studi di Perugia (Italy): 8
TWINING William, University College London (United Kingdom): 143
VAN NIFTERIK Guus, Universiteit van Amsterdam (Netherlands): 32
VAN RHEE Remco, Universiteit Maastricht (Netherlands): 63
WAELKENS Laurent, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium): 6
WIJFFELS Alain, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven / Université Catholique de Louvain / CNRS-Université de Lille
(Belgium-France): 3, 14, 50
WURCH Nils: formerly Universität Freiburg, now judge (Germany): 57
 The book will cost € 279,84 and can be ordered here.

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