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JOURNAL: The Journal of Legal History XXXVIII (2017), No. 2

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The Journal of Legal History (Routledge) published its second issue of the 2017 volume (XXXVIII).
"Writing Histories of Law and Emotion" (Merridee L. Bailey & Kimberley-Joy Knight)
"Emotions in the Early Common Law (c. 1166-1215)" (John Hudson)
"Narratives of Feeling and Majesty: Mediated Emotions in the Eighteenth-Century Criminal Courtroom" (Amy Milka & David Lemmings)
"‘She Felt Strongly the Injury to Her Affections’: Breach of Promise of Marriage and the Medicalization of Heartbreak in Early Twentieth-Century Australia" (Alecia Simmonds)
"Narrative, Law and Emotion: Husband Killers in Early Nineteenth-Century Ireland" (Katie Barclay)
Book ReviewsMore information here.
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JOURNAL: Tijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis/Revue d'histoire du droit/The Legal History Review LXXXV (2017), Isssue 1-2

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The Legal History Review (Brill) published the first issue (1-2) of its 85th volume (2017).
Table of contents:
Strafrechtlicher Schutz von Sklaven gegen Willkür ihrer Herren
 (Detlev Liebs)
Twee Antwerpse volksvertegenwoordigers op de beklaagdenbank
 (Jos Monballyu)
The edition of the Twelve Tables in Roman Statutes (Boudewijn Sirks)
Una compraventa poética, Horacio, Epistola 2.2
 (Consuelo Carrasco García)
Das pactum ut minus solvatur und die maior pars im klassischen Recht
 (Thomas Finkenauer)
Die Ratio des Schenkungsverbotes unter Ehegatten
 (Jakob Fortunat Stagl)
Ἀποκρίματα und die Kaiserkonstitutionen
 (Anna Plisecka)
Die laesio enormis und der dolus re ipsa heute: die Verschuldensfrage
 (A.M. Grebeniow)
Loans and Credit in the Canon Law Consilia of Wamesius (1524-1590) (Wouter Druwé)
« J’ai été longtemps minoritaire » (Vincent Genin)
Gierkes Protest gegen das BGB (Pierre Friedrich)
Book Reviews
Im Memoriam Josephus Petrus Antonius Coopmans, 1925-2016 (P.L. Nève)All articles can be accessed on Booksandjournalsonline.
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VACANCIES: PhD positions "Collateral rights and Bankruptcy in Early Modern Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Lyon" (Deadline 31 AUG 2017)

The Department of Public Law, Jurisprudence and Legal History at Tilburg University invites applications for the following position Three Positions of Doctoral Researcher in Legal History (3 x 1.0 FTE): Collateral rights and Bankruptcy in Early Modern Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Lyon Specificaties - (uitleg)Locatie Tilburg FunctietypesResearch, Development, InnovationWetenschappelijke disciplineLawUren 40,0 uren per week Werk-/denkniveauUniversity GraduateVacaturenummer 10401Vertalingenen  About employer Tilburg University Short link Solliciteer binnen 77 dagen op deze vacature
FunctiebeschrijvingThe Department of Public Law, Jurisprudence and Legal History is seeking for three full-time doctoral researchers (48 months) who will be working within the project ‘Analysing Coherence in Law Through Legal Scholarship’ (CLLS), which is funded by the European Research Council (ERC, ERC Starting Grant 2016, nr 714759). The project started in January 2017 and will be finalized in 2021.

The project focuses on analyzing local and regional legal scholarship of the early modern period (c 1500 – c 1800), concerning the theme of collateral rights (securities) and bankruptcy. The three doctoral researchers will analyze the municipal law and legal practices of three cities of commerce in the early modern period, as well as doctrinal texts commenting on the municipal law of these cities. The first position is concerned with Amsterdam, the second one with Frankfurt, and the third one with Lyon.   Functie-eisenCandidates have studied law and/or history, and have written one or more papers on an institutional-historical or legal-historical topic. Candidates should demonstrate their interest in history and research methods (qualitative and⁄or quantitative). Acquaintance with archival research is a plus. Candidates are expected to combine good research skills with excellent networking and communicative skills and to have an entrepreneurial mindset. They have experience with both individual and teamwork research. For all three positions it is required that candidates have high proficiency in English, both written and spoken.

Candidates for the vacancy concerning Amsterdam have a good command of Dutch. Candidates for the position concerning Lyon have reading proficiency in French. The doctoral researcher who will study Frankfurt has reading proficiency in German. For the positions regarding Lyon and Frankfurt, a good command of Dutch, or willingness to learn Dutch, is an asset. ArbeidsvoorwaardenTilburg University offers a good benefits package in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities. We offer competitive European salaries. Depending on the experience and competences of the selected candidates, the appointment will be made at the rank of researcher 4. The starting gross salary for researchers 4 will vary between € 2588,00 and € 4084,00 per month (for a full-time appointment) based on scale 10 of the Collective Labour Agreement (CAO) Dutch Universities. The appointment will start as from January 1st, 2018 and will end on December 31st, 2021. Tilburg University is rated among the top of Dutch employers, offering very good fringe benefits, such as the possibility to determine your benefits individually through an options model of employment conditions. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a tax-free allowance equal to 30% of their taxable salary. The university will apply for such an allowance on their behalf whenever the criteria are met.Dienstverband: Temporary, 4 years
Tilburg Law School (TLS) is a modern and specialized university. With a broad variety of international programmes and innovating research, the Tilburg Law School stands for high quality. Research at the Tilburg Law School is conducted in an organisation that fosters diversity. The Tilburg Graduate Law School is responsible for the training and guidance of its Research Master students and of the Faculty’s PhD researchers. With its open and inspiring atmosphere, this school is a congenial working environment.
Tilburg Law School Additionele informatieJob description
The successful candidates are expected to contribute to the CLLS-project’s research, its publications as well as its activities.

Candidates have studied law and/or history, and have written one or more papers on an institutional-historical or legal-historical topic. Candidates should demonstrate their interest in history and research methods (qualitative and⁄or quantitative). Acquaintance with archival research is a plus. Candidates are expected to combine good research skills with excellent networking and communicative skills and to have an entrepreneurial mindset. They have experience with both individual and teamwork research. For all three positions it is required that candidates have high proficiency in English, both written and spoken.

Candidates for the vacancy concerning Amsterdam have a good command of Dutch. Candidates for the position concerning Lyon have reading proficiency in French. The doctoral researcher who will study Frankfurt has reading proficiency in German. For the positions regarding Lyon and Frankfurt, a good command of Dutch, or willingness to learn Dutch, is an asset.

Additional information about the Department of Public Law, Jurisprudence and Legal History can be found on Specific information about the vacancies can be obtained from dr. Dave De ruysscher, project leader,
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New Comparative Law Titles from Hart Publishing

Juris Diversitas - mer, 06/07/2017 - 16:50
New from Hart Publishing

Personal Insolvency in the 21st CenturyA Comparative Analysis of the US and EuropeIain Ramsay
Since 1979 the world has witnessed a remarkable cycle of personal insolvency law reform. Changes in capitalist economies, financial crises and political interest groups all contributed to this cycle of reform. This book examines the role of interest groups and distinct narratives in shaping reform in different countries while drawing attention to the role of timing, path dependency and unintended consequences in the development of personal insolvency law.The book presents case studies of personal insolvency law in the US, France, Sweden, and England and Wales. It then analyses how, following the Great Recession of 2008, international financial institutions paid greater attention to the significance of household debt in contributing to financial instability and the role of individual insolvency law in providing a fresh start. Personal insolvency law reform became part of EU responses to the eurozone crisis and the EU has proposed harmonisation of individual insolvency law to promote entrepreneurialism. This book examines the extent to which these developments represent an emerging international commonsense about personal insolvency and its relationship to neo-liberalism. Finally, this book discusses whether the international emergence of individual personal insolvency law represents a progressive step or a band-aid for the costs of neo-liberal policies, where a significant number of people live close to the precipice of over-indebtedness.
Iain Ramsay is Professor of Law at the University of Kent.
May 2017     9781849468091     224pp     Hardback     RSP: $74
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Constitutional Courts, Gay Rights and Sexual Orientation EqualityAngioletta Sperti
In the last fifteen years constitutional issues regarding the rights of gays, lesbians and same-sex couples have emerged on a global scale. The pace of recognition of their fundamental rights, both at judicial and legislative level, has dramatically increased across different jurisdictions, reflecting a growing consensus toward sexual orientation equality.This book considers a wide-range of decisions by constitutional and international courts, from the decriminalization of sexual acts to the recognition of same-sex marriage and parental rights for same-sex couples. It discusses analogies and differences in judicial arguments and rationales in such cases, focusing in particular on human dignity, privacy, liberty, equality and non-discrimination.It argues that courts operate as major exporters of models and principles and that judicial cross-fertilization also helps courts in increasing the acceptability of gays’ and lesbians’ rights in public opinions and politics. Courts discuss changes in the social perception of marriage and family at national and international levels and at the same time confirm and reinforce them, forging the legal debate over sexual orientation equality. Furthermore, by promoting the political reception of the achievements of foreign gay movements in their own jurisdictions, courts play an essential role in breaking the political stalemate.
Angioletta Sperti is Associate Professor of Comparative Public Law at the University of Pisa.
Click here for more details about the Hart Studies in Comparative Public Law Series
May 2017     9781782256427     256pp     Hardback     RSP: $88
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Minimum Contract JusticeA Capabilities Perspective on Sweatshops and Consumer ContractsLyn K L Tjon Soei Len
The collapse of the Rana Plaza in Bangladesh (2013) is one of many cases to invoke critical scrutiny and moral outrage regarding the conditions under which consumer goods sold on our markets are produced elsewhere. In spite of abiding moral concerns, these goods remain popular and consumers continue to buy them. Such transactions for goods made under deplorable production conditions are usually presumed to count as ‘normal’ market transactions, ie transactions that are recognized as valid consumer-contracts under the rules of contract law. Minimum Contract Justice challenges this presumption of normality. It explores the question of how theories of justice bear on such consumer contracts; how should a society treat a transaction for a good made under deplorable conditions elsewhere? This Book defends the position that a society that strives to be minimally just should not lend its power to enforce, support, or encourage transactions that are incompatible with the ability of others elsewhere to live decent human lives. As such, the book introduces a new perspective on the legal debate concerning deplorable production conditions that has settled around ideas of corporate responsibility, and the pursuit of international labour rights.
Lyn K L Tjon Soei Len is an Assistant Professor of Law and International Feminist Studies in the Women’s Studies Program at the University of New Hampshire and a researcher at the Law School, University of Amsterdam.
May 2017     9781782257097     176pp     Hardback     RSP: $68
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BOOK: Andreas VON ARNAULD (ed.), Völkerrechtsgeschichte(n): Historische Narrative und Konzepte im Wandel (Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, 2017), ISBN 978-3-428-15163-9, € 74,9

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Andreas von Arnauld (Kiel) published Völkerrechtsgeschichte(n): Historische Narrative und Konzepte im Wandel.


Völkerrechtsgeschichte(n). Der Begriff deutet an, dass die Geschichte des Völkerrechts nicht einfach-linear ist, sondern vielgestaltig und abhängig von der Perspektive dessen, der sie erzählt. Sich mit Geschichte zu befassen, heißt zu fragen, wer an was aus welchem Grund erinnert. Der Begriff deutet zugleich an, dass die Historiographie eng mit jenen Narrativen verbunden ist, die Völker und Staatengruppen zu Kollektiven formen. Welche historischen Gegenbilder schaffen wir mit der Rede vom »Westfälischen System«, wie konstruieren wir Epochen und Zäsuren, wie konzeptualisieren wir historischen Wandel – und aus welcher Perspektive? Diesen Fragen geht der vorliegende Band nach. Zugleich werden fundamentale Konzepte des Völkerrechts (internationale Gemeinschaft, Krieg und Frieden, Räume) in ihrem Wandel historisch rekonstruiert. Auf diese Weise soll die Funktion deutlich werden, die solche Rekonstruktionen für unsere Deutung des Völkerrechts der Gegenwart Table of contents: 
  • Andreas von Arnauld, Völkerrechtsgeschichte(n). Einleitende Überlegungen 
  • Rainer Grote, Das »Westfälische System« des Völkerrechts: Faktum oder Mythos? 
  • Jochen von Bernstorff, International Legal History and its Methodologies: How (Not) to Tell the Story of the Many Lives and Deaths of the ius ad bellum 
  • Heinhard Steiger, Das Ius Publicum Europaeum und das Andere: a global history approach 
  • Markus Kotzur, Konstitutionelle Momente? Gedanken über den Wandel im Völkerrecht 
  • Erika de Wet & Ioannis Georgiadis, From communitas orbis to a Community of States – and Back? 
  • Carsten Stahn, Das Ringen um den Frieden: Jus ad bellum – Jus contra bellum – Jus Post Bellum? 
  • Alexander Proelß & Camilla Haake, Gemeinschaftsräume in der Entwicklung: von der res communis omnium zum common heritage of mankind
More information on the publisher's website.

(source: International Law Reporter)
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CALL FOR PAPERS: Inclusion and Exclusion in the History of Ideas (Helsinki: Helsinki Centre for Intellectual History, 14-15 Dec 2017); DEADLINE 30 JUN 2017

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The Helsinki Centre for Intellectual History invites paper and panel proposals for its first international conference, which will take place 14-15 December 2017. Papers and panels should address intellectual history, broadly speaking, and relate to the general conference theme of ‘inclusion and exclusion’. While the theme of ‘inclusion and exclusion’ can be approached from many different perspectives and applied to many different topics, research in fields related to intellectual history has not prominently done so thus far. The conference organisers want to highlight a few ways of how this might be done, but the conference is also open to other suggestions:

· Inclusion and exclusion in theorising on political representation. How has the lack of representation due to gender, income or status been historically addressed? How has the fulfilment of citizenship been treated in the history of political thought? How are conceptualisations of politics and forms of government related to mechanisms of exclusion?
· Inclusion and exclusion in the recognition of social, cultural, religious or ethnic difference and the tradition of conceptualising tolerance. How have religious convictions and doctrines shaped the intellectual history of mutual recognition and toleration? Does the recognition of different identities and beliefs endorse or rather prevent the creation of cooperative and sociable societies?
· Inclusive and exclusive mechanisms regarding the location of knowledge and intellectual life. How do travel and communication between intellectuals and translation processes shape thinking in different parts of the world? How can today’s attempts to move toward global intellectual history shape and transform the practices and outputs of the field?
· Inclusion and exclusion through trade politics, institutions, and regulatory mechanisms. How were current international trade regimes shaped by forms of economic, fiscal, legal, and diplomatic inclusion and exclusion? How did different institutional and legal regimes develop in their usage of inclusion and exclusion mechanisms, thereby shaping trade patterns and political power relations?

Proposals for individual papers and panels of multiple papers are welcome at The deadline for submissions is 30 June. Notice of acceptance will be sent by 21 July. Paper presentations should not exceed 20 minutes with 10 minutes reserved for questions and comments. Panels may include up to four papers.

The conference is free of charge, but participants are expected to cover their travel and accommodation. We will provide information on discounted hotel rates and a list of recommended hotels. Lunches and a conference dinner will be provided for presenters.

The Helsinki Centre for Intellectual History has its own working paper series (‘Intellectual History Archive’) through which papers may be circulated and published afterwards.

More information here.
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JOURNAL: Historia et ius, 11 (Jun 2017)

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The journal Historia et ius published its 11th issue.

Table of contents:
Studi (valutati tramite peer review)
1) Francesco Aimerito, Prove generali di eversione dell’asse ecclesiastico: la “trasformazione” della Compagnia di San Paolo di Torino (1848-1853) - PDF
2) Eliana Augusti, Storie e storiografie dei Consolati in Oriente tra Otto e Novecento - PDF
3) Josée Bloquet, Le Projet de législation civile (1789) de Philippeaux : le legs du passé au service de l’esprit nouveau - PDF
4) Francesco D’Urso, La biblioteca ideale di un giurista a metà Ottocento. Da una lettera inedita di Luigi Borsari (1804-1887) - PDF
5) Francesca De Rosa, Il Protettorato francese in Tunisia e gli avvocati italiani (1881-1944) - PDF6) Silvia Di Paolo, Da regulae particolari a norme generali: verso un diritto amministrativo della Chiesa (XV-XVI sec.) - PDF
7) Alessia Maria Di Stefano, “Il diritto non è una scienza teorica ma un processo organico e naturale”: nuove prospettive per la Storia del diritto in Italia durante il XIX secolo - PDF
8) Daniele Edigati, Du notaire instructeur au juge d’instruction : un parcours d’histoire des institutions judiciaires en Toscane de l’Ancien Régime à la Restauration - PDF
9) Lorenzo Fascione, Barbari e lavoro della terra in Occidente da Teodosio I (382) a Odoacre (476) - PDF10) Carlotta Latini, I “segni” della devianza e la criminalità dei poveri. Pena e prevenzione nel pensiero di Enrico Ferri, un socialista fuzzy - PDF
11) Giuseppe Mazzanti, Habere rem cum iudea a christiano est rem habere cum cane iuris interpretatione. La damnata commixtio e il reato di bestialità nella dottrina giuridica di diritto comune - PDF
12) Gustavo Adolfo Nobile Mattei, Omnes utriusque sexus studeant honeste vivere. La disciplina sessuale nella legislazione beneventana (secc. XV-XVII) - PDF
13) Andrea Padovani, Violenza e paci private in una città di Romagna: Imola nel Quattrocento - PDF
14) Claudia Passarella, La pena di morte a Venezia in età moderna - PDF
15) Federico Roggero, Il "corpo" e il "territorio" dell’universitas nel Regno di Napoli - PDF
16) Paolo Rondini, Polizia giudiziaria e magistratura nell’Italia liberale - PDF
17) Francesco Serpico, Storie di ordinaria inquisizione. L’avvocato e la difesa del reo nel processo di fede in una raccolta napoletana del tardo Seicento - PDFFonti e letture 
18) Augusto Pierantoni, Dell'abolizione della pena di morte (1865), Introduzione di Elio Tavilla - PDF

19) In ricordo di Enrico Mazzarese Fardella (1930-2017), di Beatrice Pasciuta - PDF
20) Nicola Picardi: processualista e storico, di Andrea Panzarola - PDF
21) Antonello Cincotta, L’Affaire Gesù. Il processo, sincronie, diacronie giuridiche e futuribili scientifici. Suggestioni e ipotesi a proposito di alcuni recenti contributi - PDF
22) Neng Dong, Il doppio dominio nell’esperienza giuridica cinese. La pratica di yitian liangzhu tra consuetudine e legislazione - PDF
23) Sara Menzinger, Riflessioni sul rapporto tra autore e testo nella produzione giuridica medievale - PDF
24) Ferdinando Treggiari, Quelle casuistique? La méthode des cas dans l’histoire de l’enseignement juridique - PDF
25) Lihong Zhang - Neng Dong, A New Reading on Great Qing Code. A Comparative and Historical Survey - PDF
  • Struttura e Tradizione. Atti della Giornata di studio in onore di Severino Caprioli - a cura di Maria Rosa Di Simone e Giovanni Diurni - indice
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JOURNAL: Journal on European History of Law VIII (2017), Issue 1

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Dr. Jaromir Tauchen (Brno) transmitted the Table of Content's of the open access-journal Journal on European History of Law.

Research articles
•    Peter Lutz Kalmbach: The German Courts-martial and their Cooperation with the Police Organizations during the World War II
•    Martin Löhnig: Zur Geschichte des Erbverzichts
•    Raluca Enescu: The Imperial Court of Justice, Police Authorities and Bertillon’s Measurements
•    Marta Rodrigues Maffeis Moreira: Medical Responsability in Roman Private Law
•    Gábor Hamza: Römisch-Holländisches Recht (Roman-Dutch law, Romeins-Hollands recht, Romeins-Hollands reg) und sein Geltungsbereich in Europa und außerhalb Europas
•    István Sándor: The Medieval History and Development of Company Law
•    Guy Lurie: What is Modern in the State of Exception?
•    Ivan Kosnica: Citizenship in Croatia-Slavonia during the First World War
•    József Szalma: Solidary and Divided Liability of Joint Tortfeasors - with Special Regards to the Provisions of the New Hungarian Civil Code
•    Michał Gałędek: Juridification as an Ideology of Polizeiwissenschaft in 18th Century
•    Adolfo Antonio Díaz-Bautista Cremades – Patricia Blanco Díez: Execution of Tax Credits in Rome
•    Iván Siklósi: Some Thoughts on the Inexistence, Invalidity and Ineffectiveness of Juridical Acts in Roman Law and in its Subsequent Fate
•    János Jusztinger: Economic Significance of the Ancient Roman Superficies
•    Janos Erdődy: “Parsimonia atque tenuitas apud veteres custodita sunt” Certain Aspects of Laws Preventing Extravagant Expenditures in Roman Law
•    Ibolya Katalin Koncz: Morning-gift, a Special Marital Legal Instrument
•    Máté Pétervári: The History of Hungarian Civil Service from the Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867 to the First World War
•    Katalin Siska: Thoughts on the Special Relationship between Nationalism and Islam in Particular the Late Ottoman Empire and the Early Turkish Republican Era
•    Jiří Bílý: The Basic Methodology Problems in Study of Medieval Political and Legal Thought
•    Veronika Steinová: National Mobilization of Labour Force in Czechoslovakia (1945 – 1949)
•    Vojtěch Vrba – Pavel Homolka: Constitutional Conflict as the Basis for American Revolution

Book reviews
•    Eva Kell – Sabine Penth (Hrsg.): Vom Empire zur Restauration. Die Saarregion im Umbruch 1814-1820
•    Patricia Zambrana Moral: Estudios de Historia del Derecho penal. Vindicatio, inimicitia y represión penal en el Derecho español medieval y moderno
•    Guido Fontaine: Fraulautern im Dritten Reich - die Geistlichkeit im Widerstand
•    Janine Wolf: Aspekte des Urheberrechts bei Carl Maria von Weber, Albert Lortzing und Otto Nicolai
•    Johannes M. Geisthardt: Zwischen Princeps und Res Publica. Tacitus, Plinius und die senatorische Selbstdarstellung in der Hohen Kaiserzeit
•    Susanne Hähnchen: Rechtsgeschichte. Von der Römischen Antike bis zur Neuzeit
•    Christian Fischer – Walter Pauly (Hrsg.): Höchstrichterliche Rechtsprechung in der frühen Bundesrepublik
•    Michael Stolleis: Margarethe und der Mönch. Rechtsgeschichte in Geschichten
•    Joachim Rückert: Abschiede vom Unrecht. Zur Rechtsgeschichte nach 1945
•    Andreas Groten: Corpus und universitas: römisches Körperschafts- und Gesellschaftsrecht: zwischen griechischer Philosophie und römischer Politik

Reports from history of law

•    Ludwig Marum zum Gedenken – Zur Verleihung des Marum-Preises 2016 an Diemut Majer
•    „Gemeinsame Elemente des österreichischen und ungarischen Familienrechts zur Zeit der Doppelmonarchie und innerhalb der EU”. Bericht über das Forschungsseminar der Dezső-Márkus-Forschungsgruppe für Vergleichende Rechtsgeschichte (Pécs, den 25.-28. Oktober 2016)
•    „Nichtgeborene Kinder des Liberalismus? – die Zivilgesetzgebung in Mitteleuropa in der Zwischenkriegszeit“
•    In memoriam Imre Molnár (*1934 – †2016)
•    Zum 30. Todestag von Christian Broda: Lebensskizze und Reformen

More information on the journal's website.
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