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Legislation and Justice
     

Legislation and Justice

by Antonio Padoa-Schioppa (Editor)
 

No study of the making of the modern European state can ignore the part played by law. This comprehensive volume examines in detail how states availed themselves of juridical techniques in order to shape their institutions, to take control over their territory, and to exercise power over their subjects. The contributors, leading scholars in the field, explore the

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No study of the making of the modern European state can ignore the part played by law. This comprehensive volume examines in detail how states availed themselves of juridical techniques in order to shape their institutions, to take control over their territory, and to exercise power over their subjects. The contributors, leading scholars in the field, explore the administration of justice and the promulgation of legislation across Europe over a period of several centuries, in order to uncover the role of the law in the birth and development of the European state.

The Origins of the Modern State in Europe series arises from an important international research programme sponsored by the European Science Foundation. The aim of the series, which comprises seven volumes, is to bring together specialists from different countries, who reinterpret from a comparative European perspective different aspects of the formation of the state over the long period from the beginning of the thirteenth to the end of the eighteenth century. One of the main achievements of the research programme has been to overcome the long-established historiographical tendency to regard states mainly from the viewpoint of their twentieth-century borders.

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"Padoa-Schioppa and his colleagues in this grand project have accomplished a well-received result. Not since the days of F.W. Maitland and comparative legal history a century ago has such a magnificent attempt at unity in the European legal experience found its ways into print....a welcome addition to college libraries and should be read by faculty and graduate and advanced students in the field."—History

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198205463
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/1997
Series:
Origins of the Modern State in Europe, 13th to 18th Centuries Series
Pages:
454
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.14(d)

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University of Milan

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