New book challenges centuries of scholarship
It gives me great pleasure to announce the publication of Reassessing Legal Humanism and Its Claims: Petere Fontes?
This volume, the successor to The Creation of the Ius Commune: From Casus to Regula, is a fundamental reassessment of the nature and significance of Legal Humanism as an intellectual movement in the history of the civil law.
It specifically addresses, among other themes, the often-repeated claim in contemporary scholarship that the “irrelevant” philological analyses of the Humanists were somehow to blame for the demise of “practical” Roman law of the medieval period. This has important implications for the current debate on the state and future of Roman law.
The volume may be purchased through the website of Edinburgh University Press, through Amazon (UK) or Oxford University Press Global (North America).
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