05 June 2019

BOOK: Olivier DESCAMPS and Rafael DOMINGO, eds., Great Christian Jurists in French History [Law and Christianity] (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019). ISBN 9781108484084, £ 94.99

(Source: CUP)

Cambridge University Press has just published a new book on great Christian jurists in French history.


French legal culture, from the Middle Ages to the present day, has had an impressive influence on legal norms and institutions that have emerged in Europe and the Americas, as well as in Asian and African countries. This volume examines the lives of twenty-seven key legal thinkers in French history, with a focus on how their Christian faith and ideals were a factor in framing the evolution of French jurisprudence. Professors Olivier Descamps and Rafael Domingo bring together this diverse group of distinguished legal scholars and historians to provide a unique comparative study of law and religion that will be of value to scholars, lawyers, and students. The collaboration among French and non-French scholars, and the diversity of international and methodological perspectives, gives this volume its own unique character and value to add to this fascinating series.


Olivier DescampsPantheon-Assas University, Paris

Olivier Descamps is Professor of law and legal history at the Panthéon-Assas University in Paris, France, and Managing Director of the Institute of Legal History of the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Paris. A specialist in legal history, canon law, and comparative law, he has authored or edited five books, including Les sources du droit à l'aune de la pratique (2018) and Le statut du magistrat (forthcoming). Professor Descamps is coeditor of the Revue historique de droit français et étranger, one of the leading journals in legal history worldwide.
Rafael DomingoUniversidad de Navarra, Spain

Rafael Domingo is the Spruill Family Research Professor at Emory University, Atlanta, and ICS Professor of Law at the Universidad de Navarra, Spain. A specialist in legal history, legal theory, ancient Roman law, and comparative law, he has authored or edited more than twenty books, including The New Global Law (Cambridge, 2010), God and the Secular Legal System (Cambridge, 2016), Roman Law: An Introduction (2018), and Great Christian Jurists in Spanish History (Cambridge, 2018).


Introduction Olivier Descamps and Rafael Domingo
Ivo de Chartres (Yves de Chartres) Christof Rolker
2. Stephen of Tournai (Étienne de Tournai) Ken Pennington
3. Guillaume Durand Orazio Condorelli
4. Jacques de Revigny Paul J. du Plessis
5. Pierre de Belleperche Yves Mausen
6. Charles Dumoulin Wim Decock
7. John Calvin (Jean Calvin) John Witte, Jr
8. Jacques Cujas Xavier Prevost
9. Francois Hotman Mathias Schmoeckel
10. Hugues Doneau Christian Hattenhauer
11. Jean Bodin Daniel Lee
12. Jean Domat David Gilles
13. Henri François d'Aguesseau Isabelle Brancourt
14. Robert-Joseph Pothier Olivier Descamps
15. Jean-Etienne-Marie Portalis Nicolas Laurent-Bonne
16. Alexis de Tocqueville Mary Ann Glendon
17. Paul Viollet Anne-Sophie Chambost
18. Paul Fournier Brigitte Basdevant-Gaudemet and Rafael Domingo
19. Raymond Saleilles Marco Sabbioneti
20. Maurice Hauriou Julien Barroche
21. Léon Duguit M. C. Mirow
Georges Ripert Frédéric Audren
23. Jacques Maritain William Sweet
24. Robert Schuman Rafael Domingo
Gabriel Le Bras Kathleen Cushing
26. Jean Carbonnier Laetitia Guerlain
27. Michel Villey Luisa Brunori

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