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Legislation and Justice : Origins of the Modern State in Europe - Antonio Padoa-Schioppa

Legislation and Justice

Origins of the Modern State in Europe

By: Antonio Padoa-Schioppa (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st July 1997
ISBN: 9780198205463
Number Of Pages: 454

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No enquiry into the making of the modern European state can ignore the part played by law. This comprehensive scholarly volume examines in detail how states availed themselves of juridicial techniques in order to mould their institutions, to take control over their territory, and to exercise power over their subjects. The contributors are leading scholars in the field, who explore the administration of justice and the promulgation of legislation across Europe over a period of several centuries, in order to uncover the role of the law in the birth and development of the European state. The Origins of the Modern State in Europe series arises from an important international research programme sponsored by the European Science foundation. the aim of the series, which comprises seven volumes, is to bring together specialists from different countries, who reinterpret from a comparative European perspective different aspects of the formation of the state over the long period from the beginning of the thirteenth to the end of the eighteenth century. One of the main achievments of the research programme has been to overcome the long-established historiographical tendency to regard states mainly from the viewpoint of their twentieth-century borders.

`These essays reflect the great variety of the diverse experiences studies and refer to well-defined politico-cultural areas ... The comparative intentions of the research, which constitute one of its undeniable merits, are made clear simply by listing the contributions to the volume ... by placing contributions dedicated to the various parts of Europe one beside the other, it offfers the reader the possibility of finding the analogies and differences between the diverse experiences ... There is also a very useful and effective conclusion by the editor that reviews the contributions offering not a model, but a synoptic picture of the most general and recurring outlines of the local experiences, thus contributing greatly to the "readability" of the volume and to the "synthetic" comprehension of the phenomenon being studied.' Pietro Costa, Law and History Review

Abbreviations
Hierarchy and Jurisdiction: Models in Medieval Canon Lawp. 1
The officium in Medieval Ecclesiastical Law as a Prototype of Modern Administrationp. 17
Legislation, Justice, and Political Power in Italian Cities, 1200-1400p. 37
Royal ordonnances in Medieval Francep. 57
Issues at Stake in the Development of the State: Devising and Drafting the Law in Fourteenth-Century Francep. 73
The Formation of the English Legal System, 1150-1400p. 103
The Holy Roman Empire as a Legal Systemp. 123
The Centralization of Justice and the Formation of a Judicial Hierarchy in the Early Modern State: The Principality of Hessep. 131
The Operation of Royal Grace in Castile, 1250-1530, and the Origins of the Council of the Chamberp. 159
Constitutional Devices Implementing State Power in Poland, 1300-1700p. 175
Church and State in Medieval and Modern Denmark: The Legal Issuep. 197
Law and the Making of the State in Medieval Sweden: Kingship and Communitiesp. 211
Legal Tools of the Public Power in the Netherlands, 1200-1600p. 229
The Legal Instruments of Power and the State in Early Modern Englandp. 269
Royal Power and its Legal Instruments in France, 1500-1800p. 291
The Habsburg Monarchy in the Eighteenth Century: The Birth of the Modern Centralized Statep. 313
Conclusions: Models, Instruments, Principlesp. 335
Bibliographyp. 371
List of Contributorsp. 421
Indexp. 425
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780198205463
ISBN-10: 0198205465
Series: Origins of the Modern State in Europe
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 454
Published: 1st July 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.84