The Politics of Law in Late Medieval and Renaissance Italy

The Politics of Law in Late Medieval and Renaissance Italy

by Lauro Martines
     
 

The Politics of Law in Late Medieval and Renaissance Italy features original contributions by international scholars on the fortieth anniversary of the publication of Lauro Martines' Lawyers and Statecraft in Renaissance Florence, which is recognized as a groundbreaking study challenging traditional approaches to both Florentine and legal history.

Overview

The Politics of Law in Late Medieval and Renaissance Italy features original contributions by international scholars on the fortieth anniversary of the publication of Lauro Martines' Lawyers and Statecraft in Renaissance Florence, which is recognized as a groundbreaking study challenging traditional approaches to both Florentine and legal history.

Essays by leading historians examine the professional, social, and political functions of Italian jurists from the thirteenth to the late fifteenth centuries. The volume also examines the use of emergency powers, the critical role played by jurists in mediating the rule of law, and the adjudication of political crimes. The Politics of Law in Late Medieval and Renaissance Italy provides both an assessment of Martines' pioneering archival scholarship as well as fresh insights into the interplay of law and politics in late medieval and Renaissance Italy.

Editorial Reviews

Canadian Journal of History, vol 48: spring-summer 2013 - Sarah Rubin Blanshei

‘Seldom is a collection of essays as well conceptualized and executed as this one…. A valuable work that serves as an excellent introduction to central issues in late medieval and Renaissance Italian political and legal history.’

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442640757
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date:
03/30/2011
Series:
Toronto Studies in Medieval Law Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Lauro Martines is a professor emeritus at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Lawrin Armstrong is a professor at the Center for Medieval Studies, cross-appointed to the Departments of History and Economics, at the University of Toronto.

Julius Kirshner is a professor emeritus in the Department of History at the University of Chicago.

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