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BOOK: "Legal Codes and Talking Trees. Indigenous Women’s Sovereignty in the Sonoran and Puget Sound Borderlands, 1854-1946" by Katrina Jagodinsky (2016)

Legal Codes and Talking Trees. Indigenous Women’s Sovereignty in the Sonoran and Puget Sound Borderlands, 1854-1946, by Katrina Jagodinsky

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Katrina Jagodinsky’s enlightening history is the first to focus on indigenous women of the Southwest and Pacific Northwest and the ways they dealt with the challenges posed by the existing legal regimes of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In most western states, it was difficult if not impossible for Native women to inherit property, raise mixed-race children, or take legal action in the event of rape or abuse. Through the experiences of six indigenous women who fought for personal autonomy and the rights of their tribes, Jagodinsky explores a long yet generally unacknowledged tradition of active critique of the U.S. legal system by female Native Americans.Katrina Jagodinsky is assistant professor of history at the University of Nebraska and a former fellow of the Clements Center for Southwest Studies at SMU. She lives in Lincoln, NE.
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BOOK: "Chinese Law in Imperial Eyes: Sovereignty, Justice, and Transcultural Politics" by Li Chen (2016)

Chinese Law in Imperial Eyes: Sovereignty, Justice, and Transcultural Politics, by Li Chen (University of Toronto)
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How did American schoolchildren, French philosophers, Russian Sinologists, Dutch merchants, and British lawyers imagine China and Chinese law? What happened when agents of presumably dominant Western empires had to endure the humiliations and anxieties of maintaining a profitable but precarious relationship with China? In Chinese Law in Imperial Eyes, Li Chen provides a richly textured analysis of these related issues and their intersection with law, culture, and politics in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Using a wide array of sources, Chen's study focuses on the power dynamics of Sino-Western relations during the formative century before the First Opium War (1839-1842). He highlights the centrality of law to modern imperial ideology and politics and brings new insight to the origins of comparative Chinese law in the West, the First Opium War, and foreign extraterritoriality in China. The shifting balance of economic and political power formed and transformed knowledge of China and Chinese law in different contact zones. Chen argues that recovering the variegated and contradictory roles of Chinese law in Western "modernization" helps provincialize the subsequent Euro-Americentric discourse of global modernity. Chen draws attention to important yet underanalyzed sites in which imperial sovereignty, national identity, cultural tradition, or international law and order were defined and restructured. His valuable case studies show how constructed differences between societies were hardened into cultural or racial boundaries and then politicized to rationalize international conflicts and hierarchy.

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: The Art of Law: Artistic Representations and Iconography of Law & Justice in Context from the Middle Ages to the First World War (Bruges, 16-18 January, 2017); DEADLINE 01 JUN 2016

Image: Jan van Brussel, The duality of Justice (detail), ca. 1499 © SRAL

The Art of Law
Artistic Representations and Iconography of Law & Justice in Context
from the Middle Ages to the First World War

Date: 16-17-18 January, 2017
Venue: Groeningemuseum, Bruges
Deadline: 1 June, 2016
In his Rechtsboek van Den Briel written in 1405 for the Dutch town of Den Briel, Jan Matthijsen, a court clerk, specified what a proper court or deliberation room should look like. “…[T]he courtroom will be made clean inside and filled with paintings and inscribed with good old wise words, from which one can acquire wisdom and cleverness, as one says: to behold is to be aware”. The phrase convincingly illustrates the link, in the late medieval and early modern Low Countries, between law and the visual arts in general, and the use of court room decorations in particular. From town hall decorations depicting the Last Judgement and so-called exempla iustitiae, via the allegory of justice in the figure of a woman and her depiction on frontispieces of books, to the nineteenth-century Palaces of Justice, time and again it becomes clear how the practitioners of law used art and the visual in order to function and reach their ideal: justice.

From 28 October, 2016 through 5 February, 2017, the Groeningemuseum in Bruges will host the exhibition The Art of Law. Three Centuries of Justice depicted. This art exhibition will feature about 100 artworks from over 30 national and international museums and libraries and will focus on themes related to justice as expressed in artworks of various media from about 1500 through 1800. In 2018, from 23 March until 24 June, the Museum Hof van Busleyden in Mechelen, in collaboration with the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp, will organize the exhibition Call for Justice. Art and Law in the Burgundian Low Countries. This exhibition will focus on the ways in which artworks from the ‘long’ Burgundian period (1450-1650) have negotiated the concepts of ‘justice’ and ‘injustice’. Both exhibitions will be accompanied by respective academic conferences.

The first conference will be organized on 16, 17 and 18 January, 2017 in Bruges and is entitled The Art of Law. Artistic Representations and Iconography of Law & Justice in Context from the Middle Ages to the First World War. Recent years have witnessed a clear rise in scholarship on law and the visual, mostly originating in the wider field of law and the humanities. The Bruges conference wishes to contribute to this scholarship by focusing on imagery in its legal and art historical contexts. The organizers seek to bring together original and interdisciplinary scholarship that questions the role of art in the practice of law, jurisprudence and justice administration from the Late Middle Ages through the nineteenth century.

The exhibitions and the Bruges conference coincide with the fifth and final year of the Belspo Interuniversity Attraction Pole Justice and Populations: The Belgian experience in international perspective 1795-2015 (2012-2017) and its work package (WP4) Long-term self-representations of Justice. A substantial part of the Bruges conference will be devoted to the 19th and 20th centuries, in order to present the research results of the mentioned WP4 to a critical public of peers. The proceedings of the conference will be published in the IAP subseries of Springer’s Studies in the History of Law and Justice.
Paper proposals in English may deal with – but are not limited to:
- the theological origins of legal imagery and iconography;
- the use of art in the practice of law and jurisprudence;
- the impact of technological and genre evolutions such as the printing device, frontispieces and/or emblemata on legal iconography;
- the presence and function of legal iconography in urban public space;
- spectatorship, art and law;
- imagery as a visual source for legal history.

The second conference, to be held in Mechelen in June 2018, will focus on places where justice was administered as centers of artistic production.
Although equally fascinating as research topics, papers on the history of copyright and art law fall beyond the thematic reach of the conference.

Paper proposals of 20 minutes should be sent as 300 word abstracts including one or two images, together with a short academic CV and publication list, to Stefan.Huygebaert@ugent.be and Vanessa.Paumen@brugge.be by 1 June, 2016 at 17:00. The organizers invite junior and senior scholars from all disciplines involved (art history, legal history, political and/or institutional history, archeology, architectural history and other fields from the humanities) as well as museum professionals.

The authors of the selected papers will be notified by 15 July, 2016. A selection of papers will be peer reviewed and published in the form of an academic book. The conference will take place in the Groeningemuseum (Bruges, Belgium) on 16, 17 and 18 January, 2017. A private visit to the exhibition The Art of Law will be part of the program.

Keynote speaker : Carolin Behrmann (Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Plank-Institut)
Organized by the Flemish research centre for the arts in the Burgundian Netherlands and Musea Brugge, the Museum Hof van Busleyden and the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp, the Ghent Legal History Institute, the Belspo IAP Justice & Populations. The Belgian Experience in International Perspective and the Belspo IAP City & Society.

Scientific Committee:
Marc Boone (Ghent University)
Bruno De Wever (Ghent University)
Stefan Huygebaert (Ghent University/FWO)
Samuel Mareel (Museum Hof van Busleyden/Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp/Ghent University)
Georges Martyn (Ghent University)
Vanessa Paumen (Flemish research centre for the arts in the Burgundian Netherlands/ Groeningemuseum)
Xavier Rousseaux (UCL)
Nathalie Tousignant (USL)

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CONFERENCE: "'Atlante Criminale. Responsabilità penale e pericolosità sociale tra vecchie e nuove emergenze" (Teramo, May 26-27 2016)

WHAT Atlante Criminale. Responsabilità penale e pericolosità sociale tra vecchie e nuove emergenze. (In memoria di Mario Sbricioli), Conference
WHEN May 26-27, 2016
WHERE University of Teramo (Italy)

Facoltà di Scienze Politiche – Aula TesiMay 26, 2016 
9.00-10.00 Saluti istituzionaliIntroduce Luigi Lacchè (University of Macerata)10.00-11.30 Session 1 (profili storici e storico-giuridici – chair: Paolo Marchetti – University of Teramo)Ripensare il terrorismo: la lezione della storia - Francesco Benigno (University of Teramo)Riformismo criminologico e garanzie costituzionali tra Otto e Novecento - Michele Pifferi (University of Ferrara)L’albero nuovo si piega meglio di quello vecchio”. La questione minorile in Italia: ‘educare’ per prevenire la repressione - Floriana Colao (University of Siena)
11.30-12.00 Coffee Break
12.00-13.00 Session 2  (profili storico-giuridici e criminologici - chair: Alessandra Giunti –University of Teramo)Dal furor amoris al delinquente passionale: un dibattito tra Otto e Novecento, Emilia Musumeci (University of Teramo)La Scuola Positiva e i “nuovi orizzonti” del diritto penale, tra pericolosità criminale e rischio sociale, Paolo Marchetti (University ofTeramo)

13.00-15.00 Lunch
15.00-17.00 Session 3 ( profili penali – chair: Luciano Eusebi – Università Cattolica di Milano)La pericolosità sociale in cerca d’autore Marco Pelissero (University of Genova)Pericolosità sociale e colpevolezza  - Nicola Pisani (University of Teramo)Il recidivo come nemico pubblico negli ordinamenti di civil law - Francesca Rocchi (University of Napoli ‘Federico II’)La ricostruzione della pericolosità sociale: tra passato e futuro - Marco Pierdonati (University of Teramo)
17.00-17.30 Coffee Break
17.30-19.00 Session 4 (profili processual-penalistici –  chair: Nicola Pisani – University of Teramo)Distorsioni funzionali del processo penale: la spirale preventiva - Luca Marafioti (Roma Tre University)Le incerte traiettorie della pericolosità nelle dinamiche del processo penale - Benedetta Galgani (University of Pisa)Pericolosità sociale e detenuti definitivi: una rieducazione (im)possibile? Rosita del Coco (University of Teramo)
May 27
9.30-10.30 Session 5 (profili storico-comparativi - chair: Emilia Musumeci – University of Teramo)Il nemico come oppositore politico-ideologico: un confronto tra Italia e Gran Bretagna negli anni Trenta - Stephen Skinner (University of Exeter)La difesa sociale in Belgio: dalle origini ai profili attuali di un diritto penale del nemicoYves Cartuyvels (Université Saint-Louis, Bruxelles)
10.30-11.00 Coffee Break
11.00-13.00 Session 6 (profili applicativi: tavola rotonda – chair: Marco Pierdonati - University of Teramo)
Domenico Canosa (Giudice Penale presso il Tribunale di Teramo)Giovanni Cirillo  (Giudice Delegato ai Fallimenti presso il Tribunale di Teramo)Stefano Giovagnoni (Sostituto Procuratore presso il Tribunale di Teramo)Luca Sciarretta (Sostituto Procuratore presso il Tribunale di Teramo)
13,00-13,30 Chiusura dei lavori
Evento riconosciuto dal Consiglio dell’Ordine degli Avvocati di Teramo per l’acquisizione di creditiformativi.
Segreteria Organizzativa:- Dott. Mario Lucchi (mlucchi@unite.it)Servizio contabilità e supporto alla ricerca c/oUniversità degli Studi di Teramo - Facoltà di GiurisprudenzaCampus Universitario “Aurelio Saliceti” – Via R. Balzarini, 1 – 64100 TeramoTel. 0861.266224 – 0861.266661 // PEC: spresgiu@pec.unite.it- Dott.ssa Emilia Musumeci (emusumeci@unite.it) c/o Cattedra di Storia del diritto medievale e moderno (Prof. Paolo Marchetti), Università degli Studi di Teramo - Facoltà di Giurisprudenza
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SEMINAR: "Hérésie savante et modus procedendi dans le contexte conciliaire du XVe siècle" (Paris, May 12 2016)

WHAT Hérésie savante et modus procedendi dans le contexte conciliaire du XVe siècle. La causa fidei au Concile de Constance, Seminar
WHEN May 12, 2016
WHERE EHESS, Cenj, 105 boulevard Raspail, salle 4, 17:00-19:00
Sebastián Provvidentechercheur au Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas et maître de conférences à l’Université de Buenos Aires, directeur d'études invité, tiendra son premier séminaire dans le cadre du séminaire de J. Chiffoleau 
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JURIS DIVERSITAS: Juris Diversitas Annual Conference May 30-June 1, ...

Juris Diversitas - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 16:09
JURIS DIVERSITAS: Juris Diversitas Annual Conference May 30-June 1, ...: Annual Conference Registration   Registration Fee w/ Dinner €250.00 EUR   Members Registration Fee w/ Dinner €175.00 EUR   Registration F...
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Juris Diversitas Annual Conference May 30-June 1, Baton Rouge

Juris Diversitas - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 14:45
Annual Conference Registration Registration Fee w/ Dinner €250.00 EUR Members Registration Fee w/ Dinner €175.00 EUR Registration Fee Only €200.00 EUR Members Registration Only €125.00 EUR 

Links to Conference Hotels ($119 per night plus tax; book by May 8):
SpringHill Suites Baton Rouge SouthFairfield Inn & Suites Baton Rouge SouthComplimentary bus service will be provided  morning and eveningClosest airport: Baton Rouge (BTR)
2016 Annual Conference: Unity and/or Diversity
Unité ou diversité

May 30 to June 1, 2016Louisiana State University Law CenterBaton Rouge, USA

Theme: Comparative legal studies have long been perceived as an engine pulling legal traditions and systems towards convergence, harmonization, and unification. Today, legal pluralism pushes towards the recognition of human and social diversity. Does this mean that we have to choose between unity and diversity, Jus unum or juris diversitas?  To what extent do pluralistic societies embrace or reject harmonization and uniformity, or simply ignore them? Do we unify or add layers, increasing the complexity of legal orders? Does history reflect a move from diversity to unity or an ongoing conflict between the two? What makes unity successful or sustainable? This is an invitation to discuss, in an interdisciplinary way, the development of laws and social norms, in the dialectical tension between the ontological unity of human beings and mankind and the plurality of individual aspirations and social arrangements.
Registration fees: €200 or €125 for Juris Diversitas members paid up for 2016. Membership and fee payment information is available on the Juris Diversitas Blog (http://jurisdiversitas.blogspot.com/). Note that fees don’t cover travel, accommodation, or the conference dinner (€50).

Contact: Prof. Olivier Moréteau at moreteau@lsu.edu

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Monday, May 30
8:30—9:15           Registration & Coffee
9:30—10:30        PLENARY—KEYNOTE     
·         The Problematic of Invisibility for Law in a Transnationalized WorldVivian Grosswald Curran, University of Pittsburgh (United States)
10:30—11:00      Break11:00—12:30      PARALLEL SESSIONS I    
I.A          Remixing Legal Traditions
·         Canada’s Legal Traditions:  
Sources of Unification, Diversification or Inspiration?Rosalie Jukier, , McGill University (Canada)·         Unity and Diversity in Legal History of the Commonwealth CaribbeanAsya Ostroukh, Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies (Barbados)·         Rebuilding the Somali Legal System: 
Towards a New Mixed Jurisdictions?Salvatore Mancuso, University of Cape Town (South Africa)
I.B           Issues in Professional Liability: A Transnational Conversation·         Unity and Diversity in European Product Liability LawÁdám Fuglinszky, Eötvös Loránd University (Hungary)·         Towards a New Paradigm of Medical Liability: A Cultural PerspectiveElena Grasso, University of Genoa (Italy)·         Professional Liability in Civil Law and in Common LawDomitilla Vanni Di San Vincenzo, University of Palermo (Italy)
12:30—14:00      Lunch14:00—15:30      PARALLEL SESSIONS II   II.A         The Struggle for Legal Identity·         An Essay on Ideology and Legal Education in Tiny Jurisdictions: The Example of JerseyDavid Marrani, Institute of Law (Jersey)·         Albanian Civil Code — An Example of Unity and Diversity in the Civil Law FamilyJuliana Latifi, University of Tirana (Albania)·         Commerce, Commonality, and Contract Law: Legal Reform in a Mixed JurisdictionChristopher K. Odinet, Southern University (United States)
II.B         L’absence de modèle unique : l’uniformisation en question·         Perspectives comparatistes sur la participation citoyenne dans le procès pénal 
— Le jury criminel en France et en BelgiqueClaire M. Germain, University of Florida (United States)·         Harmoniser la diversité en droit des successions : oui mais avec précautionFrancesco Paolo Traisci, Università degli studi del Molise (Italy)·         Un droit au salaire minimum : l’impossible unité ?Alexis Bugada, Aix-Marseille Université (France)
15:30—16:00      Break
16:00—17:30      PARALLEL SESSIONS III  III.A        Civilizing the Common Law?·         Anglophone and Civilian Convergence: 
The Question of Public Cultivation and LearningJoseph P. Garske, (United States)·         Good Faith, United in Diversity?Olivier Beddeleem, EDHEC Business School (France)·         Unifying Groups, Fragmenting Markets and Shaping Cultures with Legal NormsLorenzo Bairati, University of Gastronomic Sciences at Pollenzo (Italy)
III.B        Societal and Legal Tensions in Africa·         Comments on the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill: A Lawyerly Answer to the Plurality of Traditional Governance Structures?Christa Rautenbach, North-West University (South Africa)·         Developments in Child Custody under Customary Law 
in Nigeria and South AfricaKagiso A. Maphalle, University of Cape Town (South Africa)·         Judicial Protection of Women’s Matrimonial Property Rights in NigeriaAnthony C. Diala, University of Cape Town (South Africa)
19:30                     Conference Dinner
Tuesday, May 31
9:00—10:30        PARALLEL SESSIONS IV IV.A       Pluralismes juridiques et religieux·         Le droit international privé à l’épreuve des répudiations musulmanes : Diversité ou harmonisation ?Harith Al-Dabbagh, Université de Montréal (Canada)·         Le pluralisme juridique au quotidien — Étude des conflits matrimoniaux au Burkina FasoMarie-Eve Paré, Université de Montréal (Canada)·         Construction d’une démocratie multi-cultuelle au Bénin — Accommodements entre religion chrétienne et culte traditionnel vodouEric Ngango Youmbi, Université de Maroua (Cameroun)
IV.B        Singular Voices in a Pluralistic Universe
·         Global Legal Scholarship at Local LevelBianca Gardella Tedeschi, University of Eastern Piedmont Amedeo Avogadro (Italy)·         Legal Transfers and National Traditions: 
Patterns of Modernization of the Public Administration 
in Polish Lands at the Turn of 18th and 19th CenturyMichał Gałędek, University of Gdańsk (Poland)·         Remedies for Trial Delay in Malta and Italy: 
a Laboratory for European Integration?David Edward Zammit & Caroline Savvidis, University of Malta (Malta)
10:30—11:00      Break11:00—12:30      PARALLEL SESSIONS V   V.A         La mondialisation et ses tensions·         La fiducie québécoise : tensions et (r)évolutionCaroline Le Breton-Prévost, Université McGill (Canada)·         Mondialisation et droit de la concurrence : vers une bipolarisation autant qu’une harmonisation des règles de droit ?Anne M. Tercinet, EM Lyon Business School (France)·         Comment la doctrine économique américaine a participé à l’harmonisation des règles de droit antitrust en Europe ?Jean-Christophe Roda, Université de Toulon (France)
V.B         United in Diversity·         Enantiosis and Comparative Law: 
The Case of Essentially Oxymoronic ConceptsRostam J. Neuwirth, University of Macau (Macau)·         Toxic Legal Thought Patterns: Cognitive Rhetoric Explains the Need for a Comparative Approach 
to Rhetoric in LawLucy Jewel, University of Tennessee (United States)·         Dworkin on Legal Unity and DiversityChristopher D. Boom, Tulane University (United States)
12:30—14:30      Lunch14:30—16:00      PARALLEL SESSIONS VI VI.A       Fashion Law: Comparing Top Models
·         On Fashion: Introductory RemarksSusy Inés Bello Knoll, Austral University (Argentina)·         Intellectual Property in Argentina, Latin America and USAPamela Echeverria, Fashion Law Institute (Argentina)·         Intellectual Property in France and the European UnionAlice Pezard, Conseiller honoraire à la Cour de cassation (France)
VI.B        Of Land, Blood and Race·         Race and Nation. On Ius Sanguinis and the Origins of 
a Racist National PerspectiveCarlos Amunátegui Perelló, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (Chile)·         Land Reform and the Restructuring of Post-Apartheid Namibia with Specific Reference to Informal SettlementsSam Kwesi Amoo, University of Namibia (Namibia)·         “United in One Body:” 
Can ‘Black Lives Matter’ be Rousseau’s ‘Best FriendsFernin F. Eaton, Baton Rouge (United States)
VI.C        Competition Worldwide: Legal Strategies and Challenges·         International Fragmentation of Competition Law: The Actual and Expected Contribution of BRICS CountriesAlexandr Svetlicinii, University of Macau (Macau)·         Legal Diversity or Unity as a Product of Economic Strategies 
of Lawmakers under Regulatory CompetitionHugues Bouthinon-Dumas & Frédéric Marty, ESSEC Business School (Paris-Singapore) & GREDEG – CNRS / University of Nice Sophia Antipolis (France)
16:00—16:30      Break16:30—17:30      Juris Diversitas General Meeting             17:30—18:00      Break18:00—19:30      Tucker Lecture                 ·         The Proposed Organization of American States Model Law 
on Simplified Corporations: Perspectives and ChallengesFrancisco Reyes, Chairman of UNCITRAL,
Superintendent of Companies (Colombia)
19:30                     Reception                           
Wednesday, June 1
9:30—11:00        PARALLEL SESSIONS VIIVII.A      Beyond Universalism: Giving a Voice to the Unheard
·         The Emergence of Alternative Antidiscrimination Frameworks between Universality and DiversityRaphaële Xenidis, European University Institute of Florence (Italy)·         Beyond the Boundaries of Consensus: Comparative Law, Social Theory, and DissentDenis de Castro Halis, University of Macau (Macau)·         Periodic Review of Human Rights: Does One Size Fit All in the Pacific?Sue Farran, University of Northumbria (United Kingdom)
VII.B      Revisiting Human Rights: What Room for Consensus and Dissent
·         The Ambiguous Role of Comparative Law in the European Court of Human Rights’ 
Case Law: Unity and Diversity in Succession LawFilippo Viglione & Giovanni Cinà, University of Padua (Italy)·         Human Rights in National versus International Criminal Justice: The Gravity of Crimes as a Legitimate Source of Legal Pluralism?Christophe Deprez, University of Liège (Belgium)11:10—11:30      Break
11:30—12:30      Plenary—Closing Panel  ·         Empires as Engines of Mixed Legal SystemsVernon V. Palmer, Tulane University (United States)·         [Other participants to be announced]
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SEMINAR: "Penser la tyrannie, tuer le tyran" (Lyon, May 17 2016)

WHAT Penser la tyrannie, tuer le tyran. La place du tyran entre doctrine juridique et discours politique (XIV-XVI siècles), Seminar

WHEN May 17, 2016

WHERE ENS de Lyon 15, parvis René Descartes, BP 7000 69342 Lyon Cedex 07

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BOOK: "Études bourguignonnes offertes à Jean-Marie Cauchies", edited by P. Dessale, G. Docquier, A. Marchandisse, B. Schnerb

Études bourguignonnes offertes à Jean-Marie Cauchies, sous la direction de Paul Dessale, Gilles Docquier, Alain Marchandisse et Bertrand Schnerb.

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E-JOURNAL: MPI for European Legal History, SSRN Research Paper Series, V (2016), No.1

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The MPI for European Legal History published the first issue of the fifth volume on its SSRN Research Paper Series.

Paper 1
"The World of Rules: Eine etwas andere Vermessung der Welt"   Gunnar Folke Schuppert, The World of Rules. Eine etwas andere Vermessung der Welt, Frankfurt am Main: Max Planck Institute for European Legal History [Global Perspectives on Legal History, in English translation, 2016, Forthcoming]

GUNNAR FOLKE SCHUPPERT, WZB Berlin Social Science Center, Independent

German Abstract: Das Buch wendet sich gegen die Verengung der (deutschen) Rechtswissenschaft auf das staatliche Recht, eine Perspektivenverengung, die in der Entstehung des territorial organisierten Nationalstaates ihre Erklärung findet, eines Staatstyps, in dessen Staatsverständnis das Recht nur als staatliches Recht gedacht werden konnte. Was hingegen gegenwärtig – und im Prozess der Globalisierung weiter zunehmend – beobachtet werden kann, ist ein Prozess der graduellen Entkopplung von Staat und Recht, der unvermeidlich eine Pluralisierung rechtlicher Regelungen zur Folge hat. Diesem Befund muss sich eine anschlussfähig bleiben wollende Rechtswissenschaft stellen, und zwar durch eine Erweiterung ihres Horizonts zu einer weiter ausgreifenden Regelungswissenschaft, um die zunehmend größer werdende „Variety of Rules“ angemessen erfassen zu können. Staatliches Recht ist aus dieser Perspektive zwar nach wie vor ein besonders wichtiger und zentraler Typus von Recht, aber nicht mehr der einzige.

Wenn sich dies so verhält, dann ergibt sich daraus die Notwendigkeit, die folgenden drei Bereiche genauer zu examinieren: 1. die Vielfalt der Normenordnungen, insbesondere nicht-staatlicher Art, wie standards, oder codes of conduct; 2. die Vielfalt der Normproduzenten, von der staatlichen Gesetzgebung bis zu transnationalen Regulierungsnetzwerken; 3. schließlich die Pluralität von Normdurchsetzungsregimen, von der staatlichen Justiz über die Sportgerichtsbarkeit bis zur Ausübung informalen sozialen Drucks (z.B. political correctness). Diese Pluralitätsbefunde führen unausweichlich zu dem Folgeproblem einer Neubestimmung des Rechtsbegriffs und der Frage, welche Typen von Recht sinnvollerweise zu unterscheiden sind.

English Abstract: The book positions itself against the narrowing focus of (the German) jurisprudence on state law. This is a narrowing, which find its explication in the development of the territorially organised nation state, a type of state in whose understanding of state(hood) law can only be thought of as state law. However, what can be observed – even more so as a result of the process of globalisation – is a process of a gradual decoupling of state and law, which inevitably entails a pluralisation of legal regulations. Jurisprudence has to react to this, if it wants to remain relevant. This can happen through a broadening of its horizon towards a more far-reaching “science of regulation”, in order to grasp the increasing “Variety of Rules” adequately. State law remains an important and central type of law, yet it is no longer the sole type.

If that is the case, it becomes necessary to analyse the following three spheres: (1) the plurality of normative orders, especially those of non-state character; (2) the plurality of norm producers, from state legislature to transnational networks of regulation; (3) finally, the plurality of norm enforcement regimes, from states’ judiciaries via the judiciary of (international) sport to the exercise of social pressure (e. g. political correctness). Those findings of plurality inevitably lead to the follow-up problem of a redefinition of the concept of law and to the question, which types of law/norms can be identified meaningfully. Paper 2
"Convivencia: Reflections About its 'Kulturbedeutung' and Rereading the Normative Histories of Living Together"  
Max Planck Institute for European Legal History Research Paper Series No. 2016-02

RAJA SAKRANI, Independent
Email: sakrani@rg.mpg.de

This paper covers a wide range of questions from the nearly inflationary use of the word Convivencia including the speeches of the Pope, the motto of a cultural capital in Europe, the intensive search for communal semantics in a time of heavy conflicts and bloody realities: all this can be read as an expression of an urgent need for a renaissance of times where different religions and cultures seemed to have lived peacefully together in Al-Andalus. Therefore in a first part Convivencia will be reflected between myth and methodology (I.), whereas in a second part the “Kulturbedeutung” of Convivencia will be discussed (II.). The need for models of con-vivencia must today be formulated in such dramatic way because of a real fear to drive globally towards con-mortality. A historical curiosity and a critical look at the mechanisms that explain why such a model might have functioned will lead us to the important role of a juristic figure in the normative program of the Islamic traditions; a normative legacy that was transplanted from the experience of Medina to the people conquered during Islamic expansion: dhimmitude. The interest is centered on the normative web that was woven amongst the different religious groups and to the socio-historical conditions to realize such a hidden, what I would like to call: “constitution” of Convivencia. Social practices as conubium and commensality are important practices of dealing with otherness in a non-rejecting and destroying but socially joyful way. With a strong accent on the Islamic perspective this paper tries to show how much this model is impregnated by religious ideas and also by legal concepts that need to be worked out from its historical preconditions. Finally, ten claims are formulated (part III) that will lead to new and sometimes deeper questions. We approach this field of research from an Arabo-Islamic perspective, writing the history of Convivencia in its polyphony and opening it to complementary histories of Jewish and Christian perspectives. Paper 3:
 "Authenticating Marriage: The Decree Tametsi in a Comparative Global Perspective"   Benedetta Albani, Paolo Aranha, Michela Catto (Hg.), Tridentine Marriage in a Global Perspective, Frankfurt am Main: Max Planck Institute for European Legal History [Global Perspectives on Legal History, 2016, Forthcoming]
Max Planck Institute for European Legal History Research Paper Series No. 2016-03

DAVID L D'AVRAY, University College London - Department of History
Email: d.davray@ucl.ac.uk
WERNER MENSKI, University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), School of Law
Email: wm4@soas.ac.uk

The article puts into perspective the Council of Trent’s attempt control entry into marriage, as well as the Catholic Church’s previous inability to do so, into a comparative perspective, by looking at similar problems in other societies
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BOOK: Isabella ALEXANDER & H. Tomás GÓMEZ-AROSTEGUI (eds.), Research Handbook on the History of Copyright Law [Research Handbooks in Intellectual Property]. Cheltenham: E. Elgar, 2016, 496 p. ISBN 978 1 78347 239 0, £ 162

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Edward Elgar just published a research handbook on the history of copyright law.
Book abstract:
There has been an explosion of interest in recent years regarding the origin and of intellectual property law. The study of copyright history, in particular, has grown remarkably in the last twenty years, with a flurry of activity in the last ten. This Handbook takes stock of the field of copyright history as it stands today, as well as examining potential developments in the future.
 The contributions feature copyright and history experts from across the UK, Australia, the United States, France, Spain and Italy. Covering European, US and international copyright history and traversing from the 16th Century to the early 20th century, this book offers a broad survey of the field and a solid foundation for future research.
 Students and scholars of copyright law, authorship, art, and the book and music trades will find this book to be an invaluable resource. It will also be of use to practising lawyers and judges with an interest in the doctrinal history of copyright law.
I. Alexander, J. Bellido, C. Bond, K. Bowrey, O. Bracha, E. Cooper, I. Gadd, J.C. Ginsburg, H.T. Gómez-Arostegui, B. Lauriat, N.A. Mace, H. MacQueen, A.J. Mann, S. Ricketson, F. Rideau, C. Seville, M. Woodmansee
Table of contents:
1. Introduction
 Isabella Alexander and H. Tomás Gómez-Arostegui
 2. Copyright History in the Advocate’s Arsenal
 Barbara Lauriat
 3. Law, Aesthetics and Copyright Historiography: A Critical Reading of the Genealogies of Martha Woodmansee and Mark Rose
 Kathy Bowrey
 4. The ‘Romantic’ Author
 Martha Woodmansee
 5. The Stationers’ Company in England before 1710
 Ian Gadd
 6. The Anatomy of Copyright Law in Scotland before 1710
 Alastair J. Mann
 7. Literary Property in Scotland in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
 Hector MacQueen
 8. Music Copyright in Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Century Britain
 Nancy A. Mace
 9. How Art Was Different: Researching the History of Artistic Copyright
 Elena Cooper
 10. Determining Infringement in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries in Britain: ‘A ticklish job’
Isabella Alexander
 11. Equitable Infringement Remedies before 1800
 H. Tomás Gómez-Arostegui
 12. Proto-Property in Literary and Artistic Works: Sixteenth-Century Papal Printing Privileges
 Jane C. Ginsburg
 13. British Colonial and Imperial Copyright
 Catherine Seville
 14. The Public International Law of Copyright and Related Rights
 Sam Ricketson
 15. El Salvador and the Internationalisation of Copyright
 Jose Bellido
 16. United States Copyright, 1672–1909
 Oren Bracha
 17. ‘Cabined, Cribbed, Confined, Bound In’: Copyright in the Australian Colonies
 Catherine Bond
18. Aspects of French Literary Property Developments in the Eighteenth (and Nineteenth) Centuries
 Frédéric Rideau
 19. Codified Anxieties: Literary Copyright in Mid-Nineteenth Century Spain
 Jose Bellido
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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: (Dis)continuities in the Legal Protection of Refugees: comparing refuge for religious minorities in the 17th and 18th century with the Common European Asylum System (Amsterdam, 30 Sep 2016); DEADLINE 30 APR 2016

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VENUE: Paul Scholten Centre for Jurisprudence, University of Amsterdam, NL
DATE: Friday 30 September 2016
DEADLINE: Submission proposal 30 April 2016
- Maarten den Heijer (Amsterdam Center for International Law, University of Amsterdam)
- Geert Janssen (Amsterdam School of Historical Studies, University of Amsterdam)
- Gregor Noll (International Law, Lund University)
- Thomas Spijkerboer (Migration Law, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
- Bas Schotel (Paul Scholten Centre for Jurisprudence, University of Amsterdam)

This workshop explores historical legal arrangements providing protection to refugees in order to better understand the structure of legal protection of refugees in Europe today. The workshop concentrates on how the protection of religious refugees in 17th and 18th century was legally structured. The historical legal mechanisms will be contrasted with the current European refugee regime, in particular the Common European Asylum System (CEAS).

Target audience and aim of the workshop
The workshop is aimed at scholars of early modern history, legal history and refugee law, with an interest in identifying (dis)continuities between historical and current legal mechanisms offering protection to refugees. Contributors are asked to consider afresh their existing research and knowledge of the sources with a view to identifying relevant (dis)continuities. The aim is to produce an edited volume or special issue with an expert journal of refugee law or refugee policy. This workshop is a first step in this process as the first draft papers should identify the (dis)continuities that can be fruitfully pursued.

The novelty of the workshop is threefold. Firstly, while there is extensive scholarship on religious refugees in 17th and 18th century, it does not focus explicitly on the legal mechanisms offering protection to refugees directly or obliquely. Secondly, (dis)continuities between the historical and current refugee regimes will help legal experts of the CEAS better understand the conditions that foster or hamper legal protection of refugees today. Thirdly, the historical legal regimes may inspire legal experts to explore alternative routes for structuring and conceptualizing legal protection of refugees under the CEAS.

The institutional framework that is supposed to deal with the current refugee crisis facing Europe is the CEAS. The central logic of the CEAS is one of unity: it aims to be a homogenous system that presents itself vis-à-vis refugees as a single jurisdiction. Furthermore, the official ideology underlying the current protective mechanism relies on human rights and equality. Yet, when it comes to refugees precisely in times of crises when protection is most needed unity, human rights and equality often fail to deliver. This workshop may help explore alternative routes of legal protection of refugees.

Paper proposals of no more than 500 words can be sent to Bas Schotel (b.schotel1@uva.nl) by 30 April. Decisions will be communicated by 15 May. First draft paper should be submitted by 16 September to be circulated in advance among participants.

Fees and catering
There will be no participation fee charged for the workshop. One lunch and one dinner will be offered to presenters and discussants. Participants should make their own travel and accommodation arrangements.

(source: Dutch-Flemish Association for Early Modern Historyà)
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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Law and Culture Conference (St Mary's University, Twickenham, 5-6 Sep 2016); DEADLINE 30 APR 2016

Centre for Law and Culture
St Mary’s University, Twickenham
5th-6th September 2016
Law and Culture Conference 2016

Call for papers:
What does it mean to be seen? What does it mean to see? What can and cannot, should and should not, be visible? What are the limits of legal sight, and what lies beyond? What can academic and critical study make visible to law? Can (in)visibility produce (in)justice? The Law and Culture Conference 2016 aims stimulate a wide ranging and in-depth discussion on the tensions, significance, implications and critical dimensions of the open theme of ‘(In)visibility’.
Indicative concerns include:
•         political and legal visibility/invisibility, including critical gender and race studies, the legal and cultural responses to current migration crises, the protection and rights of minorities
•         the visible/unseen dimensions of law and its institution, including legal aesthetics, law and visuality
•         law’s regulation of visibility, including law and art, the regulation of culture, illegitimate images
•         law’s (in)visibility within culture, including popular culture, film, comics, literature and television
•         legal history, including seen/unseen histories,
•         ‘hidden victims’ in criminal and other contexts
•         visible and hidden voices in the legal academy
Please submit abstracts (250 words), plus 3 keywords and a short biography (50 words), via email by 30 April 2016. Papers will be 20 minutes in length, with additional time for questions.

Confirmed Plenary Speakers:
Sionaidh Douglas-Scott (Anniversary Chair in Law, Queen Mary University of London), Amanda Perry-Kessaris (Professor of Law, Kent Law School), Stuart Toddington (Professor of Jurisprudence, University of Huddersfield)
About the Centre for Law and Culture
Launched by Lady Hale in 2014, the Centre for Law and Culture (CLC) is an interdisciplinary hub for research at the intersections of law, justice, and the humanities. It is a home for the cultural study of law, and as a rallying point for such culturally enriched legal research, the Centre engages legal study that spans topics and themes from across critical and cultural legal studies. It thereby aims to incubate and promote critical research that crosses and challenges traditional legal boundaries in a cultural context. For more information, visit www.stmarys.ac.uk/law-and-culture.
St Mary’s University, Twickenham, London TW1 4SX (www.stmarys.ac.uk/contact/location-maps.htm).
 For information and submissions, please contact: Thomas Giddens thomas.giddens@stmarys.ac.uk

There is an anticipated £60 registration fee (plus booking), which will cover attendance, refreshments and lunch for both days and the conference dinner. Reduced cost packages will be available for single-day attendance.
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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Impact of Empire 13 - The Impact of "Justice" on the Roman Empire, 21-24 June 2017 (DEADLINE 1 Jul 2016)

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We have the following announcement from prof. Koen Verboven (UGent):
The thirteenth workshop of the network Impact of Empire will take place in Ghent, 21-24 June 2017

Organizing committee: Koenraad Verboven, Olivier Hekster & Wouter Vanacker

“There is a people on earth that fights for the freedom of others … so that there would be no unjust rule in the world and everywhere justice, and divine and human law would be strongest.” (Livy, 33,33)
‘Justice’ was the moral value that most legitimised Rome’s right to rule. It was the core political virtue that justified the power entrusted to a living emperor. Elites, city-dwellers, land-holders and peasants, from widely different cultural backgrounds, were addressed as—and millions believed themselves to be—stakeholders of a social order that was fundamentally governed by law and justice.
And yet, the violence and brutality with which Rome conquered and subdued its empire was on a scale rarely witnessed before. Its rule relied on structural violence towards slaves and indigenous people. The ‘rule of law’ that Rome imposed, cannot have been perceived as just by all inhabitants of the empire. Nonetheless, millions of them did expect justice from Roman authorities, or local authorities backed up by Rome, and arranged their lives accordingly. For centuries, the magic worked.In this workshop we wish to focus on how law and justice affected the creation and working of the empire’s social, economic and administrative system. Our emphasis will be on the workings of legal systems within imperial societies, rather than on jurisprudence as such
Many subjects can be favourably explored, but to ensure coherence we will limit our choice of proposals to the following topics
• how the concept of justice resonated through the empire’s political culture(s) from the emperor down to local authorities (or how it was challenged by counter-cultures)
• how dominant ideologies coopted notions of justice as a means of legitimating the social power of civic and imperial elites, and of the emperor
• how the concept of justice was perceived through and influenced by cultural manifestations
• how and how far administration enforced the law
• how legal institutions—those endowed with the authority to create and those with the authority to interpret and enforce rules—functioned and changed
• how Roman law and other legal traditions (Greek, Punic, Jewish, Christian…) regulated and affected social and economic life
We invite both established and early career scholars interested in presenting a paper or a poster to send the provisional title, a short summary (c. 100-150 words) of their paper or poster and brief biographical note to Wouter Vanacker (Wouter.Vanacker@ugent.be). About 20 participants of the workshop will read a paper; c. 5 participants will present a poster. Speaking time: 30 minutes. Only papers which directly address the issues raised in this call for paper can be considered for selection. 
Deadline for the submission of proposals for paper / poster: 1 July, 2016.
Papers, if of sufficient quality, will be published in the proceedings of the workshop, by Brill, Leiden - Boston.

Participants are expected to cover their travel expenses, though there may be a few stipends for especially junior scholars who cannot get reimbursement from their home institutions. The organisers aim to offer accommodation and lunches to the speakers and some meals.
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BOOK: "Dialogue sur l’histoire et l’imaginaire social", by Paul Ricœur & Cornélius Castoriadis (Editions EHESS, 2016)

Paul Ricœur & Cornélius Castoriadis, Dialogue sur l’histoire et l’imaginaire social, Editions de l'Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales - EHESS, 2016all information herePaul Ricœur invite en 1985 Cornélius Castoriadis dans l’émission « Le bon plaisir de Paul Ricœur » (France Culture), pour s’entretenir avec lui du rôle de l’imaginaire social dans les transformations historiques.Tout semble opposer Castoriadis et Ricœur : deux tempéraments, deux styles, deux philosophies. Et c’est l’un des intérêts de ce dialogue entre les deux philosophes dans lequel la parole incisive de l’un n’a rien à envier à celle de l’autre. L’unité de l’entretien repose sur une interrogation : est-il possible de créer du nouveau historiquement ? L’enjeu de la controverse porte moins sur les conditions de possibilité de la science historique que sur les conditions de possibilité de l’agir humain dans des circonstances historiques données. Il revient à Castoriadis, dans ce jeu de rôles et de joutes verbales, de défendre de manière implacable la thèse de la création historique. Cette thèse est tout simplement inacceptable pour Ricœur, qui s’inscrit dans une dialectique entre innovation et sédimentation.Par-delà cette divergence, il y a une analyse que partagent Ricœur et Castoriadis : le refus de réduire et d’indexer le politique sur l’économique.

Table des matières 
Préface de Johann Michel 
Note sur la présente édition 
Dialogue sur l'histoire et l'imaginaire social 
Repères biographiques - Paul Ricœur (1913-2005) - Cornelius Castoriadis (1922-1997)
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BOOK: "Commentaire sur la Paix de Constance (1183)", Baldo Degli Baldeschi (trad. D. Gaurier) (2016)

Baldo Degli Baldeschi (trad. D. Gaurier), Commentaire sur la Paix de Constance (1183)all information here
Traduit pour la première fois dans une langue européenne, le Commentaire de Balde sur la Paix de Constance (1183) arrive à un moment où les querelles de préséance entre le pape et l'empereur continuent et où l'empereur, qui possède une bonne partie du territoire de l'Italie, doit affronter la révolte des cités lombardes. Ces dernières demandent que leur soient accordés certains privilèges que cette Paix de 1183 va leur accorder. Balde en propose alors un commentaire fait de façon très classique, qui présente un aspect de l'enseignement qui pouvait être donné dans les universités médiévales. L'intérêt essentiel de cette traduction est de proposer au lecteur et à l'historien médiéviste la lecture intégrale de ce commentaire sur un texte important de l'histoire de l'Italie médiévale.

Traité, ou Commentaire de Maître Balde degli Baldeschi de Pérouse, très illustre docteur dans les deux droits, sur la Paix de Constance (1183)
Table des matières
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BOOK: "La fin de l’Empire romain d’Occident. Rome et les Wisigoths de 382 à 531" by Christine Deltaplane (Rennes, 2015)

Christine Deltaplane, La fin de l’Empire romain d’Occident. Rome et les Wisigoths de 382 à 531all information here
Cet ouvrage propose une autre lecture des évènements politiques et militaires du Ve siècle dans l’Occident romain, longtemps résumés par les visions catastrophistes de la chute de l’Empire et des grandes invasions. Il s’intéresse tout particulièrement au devenir des Goths et parmi eux, à ceux qui vont devenir les Wisigoths du royaume de Toulouse puis de Tolède. Comment les élites romaines ont-elles affronté ces transformations radicales ? Comment les Barbares et Constantinople ont-ils conjointement mis en place le nouvel ordre en Occident ? 

Sommaire Préface de Ian Wood  Sources, héritage historiographique et problématiques actuelles
Les traditions diplomatiques de l'Empire romain 
• Les traditions diplomatiques • Le régime des relations internationale • Traités et réalités des rapports de force au ive siècle apr. j.-c.  382-418 : Le rôle des chefs goths dans les guerres civiles de l'Empire romain 
• 382-407. Une armée au service du pouvoir impérial, entre Orient et Occident • 407-410. Une armée gothique au service des empereurs et usurpateurs d’Occident • 411-418. Une armée gothique au service de Rome dans le cadre de la réorganisation de l’Occident 418-455 : L’évolution du rôle des fédérés Wisigoths au sein de la pars occidentis 
• 418-425. Entre renovatio imperii et naissance d’un regnum, le royaume wisigothique de Toulouse existe-t-il dès 418 ? • 425-455. Les erreurs d’Aetius et du pouvoir impérial occidental 455-477 : De l'exercitus gothorum au regnum indépendant 
• 455-477. Les Wisigoths durant la crise de l’Empire d’Occident • 416-477. Entre expansion et légitimité : la question du territoire contrôlé par les Wisigoths • 477-531. Les Wisigoths face à l’orient et ses représentants en occident
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BOOK: "Jacques Cujas (1522-1590). Jurisconsulte humaniste" by Xavier Prévost (2015)

Xavier Prévost, Jacques Cujas (1522-1590). Jurisconsulte humaniste all information here
Jacques Cujas apparaît comme l’un des principaux représentants de l’humanisme juridique, courant qui introduit l’idée d’évolution dans la construction du droit et des institutions. Au fil de ses professorats, Cujas poursuit la critique humaniste en portant à son apogée la méthode historique. Il cherche à rétablir les textes dans leur version d’origine par la recherche des interpolations, tout en intégrant les dispositions commentées dans la longue durée. Il s’appuie tant sur sa maîtrise de la doctrine juridique, que sur sa vaste culture littéraire et philosophique. Ses travaux de philologue et d’éditeur restent d’utiles références, sans même évoquer ses reconstitutions commentées des ouvrages des juristes romains ou son analyse critique du corpus juris civilis. L’érudition ne tient cependant pas Cujas trop éloigné de la pratique, comme le prouvent ses consultations ou son étude de la féodalité. Soumis à l’épreuve de l’humanisme cujacien, le droit ressort transformé de la confrontation. 

Table des matières 





I. Jacques Cujas avant l’enseignement 
§1 : Les origines
A. Éléments sur la famille Cujeus
1. La provenance géographique
2. L’appartenance sociale
B. Éléments sur l’enfance de Jacques Cujeus
§2 : Les études
A. La formation scolaire
1. Les humanités
2. Les études de droit
B. La formation personnelle

II. L’enseignement de Jacques Cujas 
§1 : Les professorats de l’affirmation
A. Le conflit de l’ascension : de Toulouse au départ pour Bourges
1. Le cours libre d’Institutes à Toulouse (1547 – oct.1554)
2. L’affaire Cujas
3. Le professorat de Cahors (oct. 1554 – été 1555)
B. L’ascension dans les conflits : de l’arrivée au retour à Bourges
1. Le premier professorat de Bourges (sept. 1555 – été 1557)
2. Le premier professorat de Valence (janv. 1558 – nov. 1559)
§2 : Les professorats de la renommée
A. De la reconnaissance à la prééminence : Bourges et Turin
1. Le deuxième professorat de Bourges (nov. 1559 – été 1566)
2. Le professorat de Turin (oct. 1566 – août 1567)
B. La reconnaissance de la prééminence : les derniers professorats
1. Le second professorat de Valence (sept. 1567 – juin 1575)
2. Le troisième professorat de Bourges (juin 1575 – 4 oct. 1590)

III. Jacques Cujas en dehors de l’enseignement 
§1 : Les charges extra-universitaires
A. Les charges judiciaires
1. Conseiller au parlement de Grenoble
2. Conseiller au présidial de Bourges
B. Les charges « politiques »
1. Conseiller du duc de Savoie
2. Conseiller du duc d’Alençon
§2 : La vie personnelle
A. La famille de Jacques Cujas
1. Le premier mariage
2. Le second mariage
B. La religion de Jacques Cujas
1. L’hypothèse du protestantisme
2. La thèse d’une « sensibilité religieuse d’entre-deux »


I. Jacques Cujas éditeur 
§1 : La quête des sources
§2 : L’édition de sources
A. Les éditions simples
1. Les compilations jurisprudentielles pré-justiniennes
2. Le Code Théodosien
3. Le droit byzantin post-justinien
B. Les éditions glosées ou commentées
1. Les sources pré-justiniennes
2. Les sources justiniennes
3. Les sources post-justiniennes

II. Jacques Cujas édité 
§1 : La vigueur des éditions parues du vivant de Jacques
A. Les multiples rééditions
B. Les premiers recueils d’oeuvres intégrales
§2 : La vitalité des éditions posthumes
A. Les éditions antérieures à celle de Fabrot
B. Les éditions de référence
1. L’édition de Fabrot (Paris, 1658)
2. Les éditions italiennes du XVIIIe siècle (Naples, 1722-1727 ; Naples, 1758 ; Venise-Modène, 1758-1783)
C. Les éditions du XIXe siècle



Section I. Une position nuancée à l’égard de la doctrine antérieure 
§1 : L’utilisation généralisée mais critique des glossateurs
A. La Grande glose comme base de travail
1. Le recours constant à la glose
2. La défense du travail des glossateurs
B. Le dépassement de la Grande glose
1. Les différences de méthode
2. Les critiques répétées
§2 : L’utilisation limitée et critique des commentateurs
A. Une prise en considération variable
1. La relative importance de Bartole
2. L’effacement des autres commentateurs
B. Une critique mesurée
1. Attaques et analyses divergentes
2. Louanges et analyses partagées

Section II. Une position distinctive au sein de la doctrine humaniste 
§1 : La place de Jacques Cujas parmi les méthodes de l’humanisme
A. L’humanisme juridique de Jacques Cujas face à la diversité des courants méthodologiques
1. Le courant historiciste
2. Le courant systématiste
3. Le courant des praticiens
B. L’humanisme de Jacques Cujas à travers ses références littéraires et philosophiques
1. La culture classique de Jacques Cujas
2. L’éclectisme de Jacques Cujas
§2 : L’opinion de Jacques Cujas sur les juristes humanistes
A. Les prises de position « scientifiques »
1. Des analyses partagées
2. Des analyses rejetées
B. Les prises de position polémiques
1. La critique de ses adversaires
2. La louange des partisans de sa méthode

Conclusion du chapitre 


Section I. Le rétablissement du texte 
§1 : La critique externe
A. Les sources latines
1. Les différentes versions du corpus juris civilis
a. La place particulière de la Florentine
b. Les variantes manuscrites et imprimées
2. Les autres sources juridiques
3. Les sources littéraires
B. Les sources grecques
1. La correction des textes latins
2. La reconstitution des textes grecs
§2 : La critique interne
A. La forme du droit
1. Le critère stylistique
2. Le critère grammatical et orthographique
B. Le fond du droit
1. Le critère historique
2. Le critère logique
§3 : La critique nuancée du travail de Tribonien
A. Le rejet des interpolations
1. L’opinion de Jacques Cujas
2. Les excès de certains humanistes
B. Le rejet d’une condamnation systématique
1. La défense du travail du compilateur
2. L’existence de modifications non triboniennes

Section II. Le rétablissement du contexte 
§1 : Une nouvelle méthode fondée sur l’Histoire
A. La reconstitution des oeuvres classiques
1. Le plan historique de l’ouvrage
2. Le sens historique des fragments
B. La détermination de la logique du corpus juris civilis
1. La justification du plan des compilations
2. Les limites du plan des compilations
§2 : Une interprétation rénovée par l’Histoire
A. Un bouleversement : l’interprétation historico-exégétique du droit romain
1. L’analyse historique comme référentiel interprétatif
2. L’analyse exégétique complémentaire
B. Une technique novatrice de conciliation des contradictions : l’analyse historique du corpus juris civilis
1. La conciliation par l’histoire du droit romain
2. La conciliation par la critique historique des textes

Conclusion du chapitre 




Section I. Le recours axiomatique au droit romain 
§1 : L’exemple de la succession testamentaire
A. La validité du testament
1. Les témoins
2. Le cas particulier des militaires
B. La désignation des héritiers
1. L’institution d’héritier
2. Les substitutions
§2 : L’exemple des legs et fidéicommis
A. La portée des legs et fidéicommis conditionnels
1. Cas d’un legs conditionnel
2. Cas d’un fidéicommis conditionnel
B. La transmission des legs et fidéicommis
1. Cas de transmission d’un legs
2. Cas de transmission d’un fidéicommis

Section II. Le recours nécessaire à des sources complémentaires et concurrentes 
§1 : Les dispositions successorales du « droit français »
A. Les coutumes du royaume
1. Force des coutumes successorales
a. Face au droit romain
b. Face à une convention privée
2. Exemples d’application de coutumes successorales
B. La législation royale
1. L’insinuation d’une donation à cause de mort
2. Les dispositions testamentaires au profit d’un tuteur ou d’un curateur
3. L’étendue des substitutions fidéicommissaires
§2 : Les successions en droit féodal
A. Le régime exposé par Jacques Cujas
1. La détermination de l’héritier
2. La concurrence entre héritiers
B. Les cas pratiques résolus par Jacques Cujas
1. Le droit applicable à une dévolution testamentaire de biens nobles
2. L’étendue de la liberté testamentaire à l’égard d’une succession féodale
§3 : Le cas particulier d’une succession de droit public
A. Le risque de vacance du trône de Portugal
B. Les solutions proposées par Jacques Cujas
1. Les droits de proximité et de représentation
2. La loi salique et la création d’un nouveau roi
3. L’adoption d’un héritier au trône

Conclusion du chapitre 


Section I. L’analyse historique du fief 
§1 : Les fondements romains
A. Le rejet de la théorie médiévale du domaine divisé
1. La théorie pratique des commentateurs
2. La critique romaniste de Jacques Cujas
B. L’adoption d’une définition romaine du fief
1. Le débat sur l’origine du fief
2. Le fief comme usufruit
§2 : Les transformations pratiques ultérieures
A. Un usufruit avec charges
1. Fief, noblesse et obligation militaire
2. Fief, fidélité et obligations pécuniaires
B. Un usufruit héréditaire
1. De la concession à temps à la concession à vie
2. La concession de l’hérédité

Section II. Les pratiques de dessaisissement du fief 
§1 : Le dessaisissement volontaire : la vente du fief
A. Le droit de cession
1. Un usufruit cessible
2. La situation de l’acquéreur
B. Les droits de retrait
1. Le retrait lignager
2. Le retrait féodal
§2 : Le dessaisissement forcé : la perte du fief
A. Les causes de la saisie
1. La négation de la foi
2. La rupture de la foi
B. La procédure de la saisie
1. L’action du seigneur
2. La défense du vassal

Conclusion du chapitre 




1. Les oeuvres de Jacques Cujas
1.1. Dates de publication des ouvrages et Dates des cours
1.2. Table de concordance des tomes des éditions de référence.
1.3. Découpage de l’édition de Prato, 1836-1844
1.4. Découpage de l’édition de Prato, 1859-1871 et Turin-
Paris, 1874
1.5. Tableau de présentation synthétique des ouvrages de Jacques Cujas
2. Les références citées par Jacques Cujas
2.1. Tableaux généraux
2.1.1. Auteurs cités par Jacques Cujas : Tableau général par ordre alphabétique
2.1.2. Auteurs cités par Jacques Cujas : Tableau général par nombre de références
2.2. Regroupement par période
2.2.1. Auteurs de l’Antiquité cités par Jacques Cujas
2.2.2. Auteurs du Moyen Âge cités par Jacques Cujas
2.2.3. Auteurs des Temps modernes cités par Jacques Cujas
2.3. Regroupement par activité
2.3.1. Les juristes cités par Jacques Cujas Tableau général des juristes cités par Jacques Cujas Les glossateurs cités par Jacques Cujas Les commentateurs cités par Jacques Cujas Les juristes humanistes cités par Jacques Cujas Les juristes byzantins cités par Jacques Cujas
2.3.2. Les références extra-juridiques de Jacques Cujas Agronomes, Botanistes et Naturalistes cités par Jacques Cujas Architectes cités par Jacques Cujas Astronomes et Géographes cités par Jacques Cujas Écrivains chrétiens et Théologiens cités par Jacques Cujas Écrivains cités par Jacques Cujas Grammairiens et Philologues cités par Jacques Cujas Historiens cités par Jacques Cujas Hommes politiques et Hauts fonctionnaires cités par Jacques Cujas Humanistes cités par Jacques Cujas Imprimeurs et Éditeurs cités par Jacques Cujas Mathématiciens cités par Jacques Cujas Médecins cités par Jacques Cujas Panégyristes cités par Jacques Cujas Philosophes cités par Jacques Cujas Poètes et Fabulistes cités par Jacques Cujas Rhéteurs et Orateurs cités par Jacques Cujas Traducteurs cités par Jacques Cujas
2.4. Regroupement par langue / nationalité
2.4.1. Auteurs de langue latine cités par Jacques Cujas
2.4.2. Auteurs de langue grecque cités par Jacques Cujas
2.4.3. Auteurs allemands cités par Jacques Cujas
2.4.4. Auteurs bataves cités par Jacques Cujas
2.4.5. Auteurs britanniques cités par Jacques Cujas
2.4.6. Auteurs espagnols cités par Jacques Cujas
2.4.7. Auteurs français cités par Jacques Cujas
2.4.8. Auteurs italiens cités par Jacques Cujas
2.4.9. Auteurs d’une autre langue ou nationalité cités par Jacques Cujas
3. Généalogie simplifiée des prétendants à la Couronne de Portugal en 1580


I - Sources 
Sources manuscrites
Archives départementales de la Haute-Garonne
Série B : Cours et juridictions
Série E : Féodalité, Communes, Bourgeoisie, Familles, Notaires
Série H: Archives ecclésiastiques
Archives municipales de Bourges
Série AA : Actes constitutifs et politiques de la commune.
Série BB : Administration communale
Série GG: Cultes, Instruction, Assistance publique
Archives municipales de Toulouse
Série AA : Actes constitutifs et politiques de la commune.
Série CC : Cadastre, Impôt, Comptabilité
Série HH: Agriculture, Industrie, Commerce
Archives nationales
Registre du parlement de Paris
Bibliothèque nationale de France
Fonds latin
Fonds français
Fonds Dupuy
Fonds Baluze
Nouvelles Acquisitions Françaises
Sources imprimées
Jacques Cujas
Droits romain et canonique
Droit byzantin
Doctrine juridique
Autres sources imprimées

Sources romaines et canoniques
Sources « françaises »
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JOURNAL: The Americas LXXIII (2016), No. 1 (Jan)

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The journal The Americas (Cambridge University Press) published a theme issue on legal history-related topics, last january.

Table of contents:
“Introduction: Canon Law and its Practice in Colonial Latin America,” by Jorge E.
Traslosheros, 3-
“‘If they remained as mere words’: Trent, Marriage, and Freedom in the Viceroyalty of
Peru, Sixteenth to Eighteenth Centuries,” by Pilar Latasa, 13-
“Pastoral Visitations: Spaces of Negotiation in Andean Indigenous Parish,” by Gabriela
Ramos, 39-
“Promises and Deceits: Marriage among Indians in New Spain in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries,” by Ana de Zaballa Beascoechea, 59-Source: H-Diplo Journal Watch.
More information on Project Muse.
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CALL FOR PAPERS AND SESSIONS: Historicising International (Humanitarian) Law? Could we? Schould we? (Uppsala, 6-8 Oct 2016); DEADLINE 30 May 2016

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The Hugo Valentin Centre at Uppsala University announced the following call for papers and sessions:
During the last couple of decades, law has broken its conceptual isolation. Through interventions by authors such as Martti Koskenniemi and David Kennedy, a new critical way of looking at law has brought the field closer to the social sciences. Critical geographers such as Arnulf Becker Lorca show how to broaden the geographical understanding of law. Much, though not all, of this discussion is about the laws of war, and it is also through this subject that professional historians enter this field of study.
So: should we historicise law? Could we, in a workable way?
The Hugo Valentin Centre at the Uppsala University together with Stockholm Center for International Law and Justice invite scholars within both law, history, and the other humanities and social sciences to take part in an international conference on 6-8 October 2016. The conference is open for professional scholars and doctoral students (or comparable).

The call for papers and sessions is open until May 30th, 2016.
There will be no fee, but on the other hand, no subsidies are available. Hotel rooms and food will be available for reasonable prices (see below).
Key speakers are  Alexander Gillespie (NZ), Mark Klamberg (Sweden), Arnulf Becker Lorca (UK/USA), Marc Neocleous (UK), Daniel Segesser (Switzerland) (more names are forthcoming).
If you want to present a paper, or organise a session, please contact Mats Deland: mats.deland@valentin.uu.se

The event is organized in cooperation with the Stockholm Center for International Law and Justice, and receives financial support from Vetenskapsrådet (Swedish research council).
More information here.
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