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Title Reassessing legal humanism and its claims : petere fontes? / edited by Paul J. du Plessis and John W. Cairns.

Publication Info. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2016]

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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 402 pages).
Series Edinburgh studies in law ; volume 15
Edinburgh studies in law ; v. 15.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction / John W. Cairns -- Antiqui et recentiores : Alberico Gentili : beyond mos Italicus and legal humanism / Alain Wijffels -- Humanist philology and the text of Justinian's digest / Douglas J Osler -- Deconstructing iurisdictio : the adventures of a legal category in the hands of the humanist jurists / Guido Rossi -- Reassessing the influence of medieval jurisprudence on Jacques Cujas' (1522-1590) method / Xavier Prévost -- Redefining ius to restore justice : the centrality of ius gentium in humanist jurisprudence / Susan Longfield Karr -- Elegant scholastic humanism? : Arias Piñel's (1515-1563) critical revision of laesio enormis / Wim Decock -- The working methods of Hugo Grotius : which sources did he use and how did he use them in his early writings on natural law theory? / Martine J van Ittersum -- Joannes Leunclavius (1541-1594), civilian and Byzantinist / Bernard Stolte -- Brissonius in context : de formulis et solennibus populi Romani verbis / Éva Jakab -- A lawyer and his sources : Nicolas Bohier and legal practice in sixteenth-century France / Jasmin Hepburn -- Humanism and law in Elizabethan England : the annotations of Gabriel Harvey / David Ibbetson -- The thesauruses of Otto and Meerman as publishing enterprises : legal humanism in its last phase, 1725-1780 / Ian Maclean -- Humanist books and lawyers' libraries in early eighteenth-century Scotland : Charles Areskine of Alva's library / Karen G Baston -- Postscript / Paul J du Plessis.
Summary This book is a fundamental reassessment of the nature and impact of legal humanism on the development of law in Europe. It brings together the foremost international experts in related fields such as legal and intellectual history to debate central issues surrounding this movement.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Humanism.
Law -- Philosophy.
Law, Medieval.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Plessis, Paul J. du, editor.
Cairns, John W., editor.
Other Form: Print version: Reassessing legal humanism and its claims. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2016] 9781474408875 (DLC) 2015506752 (OCoLC)932593853
ISBN 9781474408868 (electronic bk.)
1474408869 (electronic bk.)
9781474418522 (ebook)
147441852X (ebook)