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BOOK: Jean-Louis HALPÉRIN, Introduction au droit en 10 thèmes [Séquences] (Paris: Dalloz, 2017), 300 p. ISBN 9782247169474, € 14,9

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Jean-Louis Halpérin (ENS) published a new Introduction au droit.

Le présent ouvrage réinvente au travers de 10 séquences les grands thèmes abordés dans l'enseignement de l'introduction au droit. Liant histoire et sources du droit, hiérarchie des normes et droit européen, ces 10 séquences permettent d'aborder différemment la matière juridique en revenant sur les grandes notions qui la constituent mais également en proposant des situations qui montrent leur mise en application.Table of contents:
 1 Le droit créé par les lois
2 Le droit créé par les jugements
3 L'État créé par le droit
4 La constitution au sommet de chaque ordre juridique national
5 Le droit international et européen en surplomb
6 La défense des intérêts juridiquement protégés
7 Doctrines et sciences du droit
8 Unité et diversité du droit
9 Le travail des juristes et les cultures juridiques
10 Les pratiques des non-juristes et les représentations du droitMore information here.
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JOURNAL: Revue historique de droit français et étranger 2017/1

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The Institut d'histoire du droit (Paris II Panthéon-Assas) announced the new issue of the Revue historique de droit français et étranger:

- Anne Lefebvre-Teillard, 'Un précieux témoin de l'École de droit canonique parisienne à l'aube du XIIIe siècle: le manuscrit 649 de la bibliothèque municipale de Douai' (1-58)
- Julien Broch, 'L'intérêt général avant 1789. Regard historique sur une notion capitale du droit public français' (59-86)
- Mathilde Lemée, 'La "doctrine gouvernementale" de la justice administrative: l'exemple des projets de loi d'organisation du Conseil d'État (1833-1845) (87-104)

Comptes rendus (pp. 105-124)
Full list here.
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BOOK: Dave DE RUYSSCHER, Albrecht CORDES, Serge DAUCHY & Heikki PIHLAJAMÄKKI (eds.), The Company in Law and Practice: Did Size Matter? (Middle Ages-Nineteenth Century) [Legal History Library; Studies in the History of Private Law, ed. C.H. van RHEE,...

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Book abstract:This volume brings together nine chapters by specialist legal historians that address the topic of the scale and size of companies, in both legal and economic history. The bundled texts cover different periods, from the Middle Ages, the Early Modern Period, to the nineteenth century. They analyse the historical development of basic features of present-day corporations and of other company types, among them the general and limited partnership. These features include limited liability and legal personality. A detailed overview is offered of how legal concepts and mercantile practice interacted, leading up to the corporate characteristics that are so important today.
Contributors are: Anja Amend-Traut, Luisa Brunori, Dave De ruysscher, Stefania Gialdroni, Ulla Kypta, Bart Lambert, Annamaria Monti, Carlos Petit, and Bram Van Hofstraeten.Table of contents:
AcknowledgmentsList of Figures and Tables
IntroductionDave De ruysscher, Albrecht Cordes, Serge Dauchy and Heikki Pihlajamäki
1 What is a Small Firm? Some Indications from the Business Organization of Late Medieval German MerchantsUlla Kypta
2 Making Size Matter Less: Italian Firms and Merchant Guilds in Late Medieval BrugesBart Lambert
3 Late Scholasticism and Commercial Partnership: Persons and Capitals in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth CenturiesLuisa Brunori
4 Legal Structure of Early Enterprises—from Commenda-like Arrangements to Chartered Joint-Stock Companies (Early Modern Period)Anja Amend-Traut
5 Delving for Diversity in Early Modern Company Law: Mining Companies in Seventeenth-Century LiègeBram Van Hofstraeten
6 Incorporation and Limited Liability in Seventeenth-Century England: The Case of the East India CompanyStefania Gialdroni
7 From Commercial Guilds to Commercial Law: Spanish Company Regulations (1737–1848)Carlos Petit
8 Partnerships as Flexible and Open-Purpose Entities: Legal and Commercial Practice in Nineteenth-Century Antwerp (c. 1830–c. 1850)Dave De ruysscher
9 Form, Size, “Governance”: Remarks on Italian Late Nineteenth-Century CompaniesAnnamaria Monti
On the editors:
Dave De ruysscher, Ph.D. (2009), is Associate Professor at Tilburg University and at Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Being legal historian and lawyer, he specializes in the history of commercial and private law of the early modern period and the nineteenth century.

Albrecht Cordes is Professor of Medieval and Early Modern Legal History and Civil Law at the Goethe University Frankfurt/Main. His research is especially focused on the history of commercial law, Hanseatic legal history and the history of conflict resolution.
Serge Dauchy is Research Director at the CNRS (Lille-France) and Professor of Legal History at the University Saint-Louis of Brussels. His main research topics are the history of civil procedure, comparative history of central courts and the history of Québec.
Heikki Pihlajamäki is Professor of Comparative Legal History at the University of Helsinki. He has published extensively on the legal history of Scandinavia, Europe and America, including Conquest and the Law in Swedish Livonia (ca. 1630 – 1710): A Case of Legal Pluralism in Early Modern Europe (Brill, 2017).
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BOOK: Ignacio DE LA RASILLA Y DEL MORAL, In the Shadow of Vitoria: A History of International Law in Spain (1770-1953) [Legal History Library; Studies in the History of International Law, 22/9] (Leiden/Boston: Martinus Njihoff/Brill, Nov 2017), ISBN...

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Brill announced the forthcoming publication of In the Shadow of Vitoria: A History of International Law in Spain (1770-1953), written by Prof. dr. Ignacio de la Rasilla y del Moral (Brunel University, London).


In the Shadow of Vitoria: A History of International Law in Spain (1770-1953) offers the first comprehensive treatment of the intellectual evolution of international law in Spain from the late 18th century to the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War. Ignacio de la Rasilla del Moral recounts the history of the two ‘renaissances’ of Francisco de Vitoria and the Spanish Classics of International Law and contextualizes the ideological glorification of the Salamanca School by Franco’s international lawyers. Historical excursuses on the intellectual evolution of international law in the US and the UK complement the neglected history of international law in Spain from the first empire in history on which the sun never set to a diminished and fascistized national-Catholicist state.On the author:
Ignacio de la Rasilla del Moral, Ph.D. (2011) The Graduate Institute, Geneva, is Senior Lecturer in Law at Brunel University London. He has published and edited extensively in the fields of public international law and its history including Historia del Pensamiento Internacionalista Español del siglo XX (Thompson Reuters, 2012).  Table of contents:

Chapter I - The Study of International Law in the Spanish Nineteenth Century
The Academic Study of International Law - An Early Spanish Awakening
Enlightened Despotism and the Study of the Law of Peoples in Spain
The Law of Peoples in Spain from the 1812 Constitution of Cadiz to the aftermath of the Independence of the Latin-American Republics
The First Professorships in International Law in Spain
Revolution in Spain and ‘Conscience Juridique de Monde Civilisée
The First ‘Professional’ Generation in Spain
The First ‘Renaissance’ of Francisco Vitoria

Chapter II – A Point of Inflection for International Law in Spain and the United States

The Spanish-American War – A Point of Inflection for International Law.
The Legacy of the Nineteenth Century in the U.S.’ International Legal Academia
The Insular Cases. The Standard of Civilization and Universal Particularism
Education and Spanish International Lawyers - The ‘Institutionist’ Creed
Revista de Derecho Internacional y Política Exterior
International Codification and The Hague Conferences
Colonial Policy of Substitution - The Moroccan Question.
The Founding of the American Society of International Law
James Brown Scott - the Omnipresent ‘amigo americano
Chapter III - The Silver Age of International Law in Spain
‘The Strongest Breakthrough for the World at Large’
The League - A Fundamental Transformation
The Spanish Policy of Prestige and Revisionism at the League and the Second ‘Professional‘ Generation of Spanish International Law Scholars
The Re-Awakening of the ‘International Community’ in the Interwar doctrine
The Founding of the Association Francisco de Vitoria
The Second Spanish Republic and International Law - A Principled Engagement with Internationalism
Chapter IV - The Spanish Civil War - Inter Armas Pugnant Leges
Non-Intervention in the ‘Last Great Cause’
Setting the Stage for the Localization of the Spanish Civil War and the League of Nations
International Legal Aspects of the Spanish Civil War
H. Lauterpacht and the Practitioner’s Approach to the Spanish Civil War
Francisco de Vitoria and the Spanish Civil War
Chapter V - Noli Foras Ire. In interiore Hispaniae Habitat Veritas
Unity of Fate in the Universal
The Fascist Mimesis of International Law in Spain and the Axis Temptation
The Vitorian Aftermath and Autarchic Ostracism
Hispanidad, International Law and International Re-Alignment

IndexMore information here.
Catégories: Comparative Law News