Salamanca in America

Research Project

The School of Salamanca has traditionally seemed interesting to legal historical research most of all because of its contribution to systematic thinking and legal dogmatics, i.e. as part of the history of science. For this reason, too, it was considered for a long time an Iberian or European phenomenon.

The research project "Salamanca in America" is about a different perspective. The Salamanca School can be seen not only as a discourse community, but also as a community characterized by a certain mode of norm production. We also look at the practical dimension of the school, its place in a history of finding justice, and its "casuistry", which does not easily fit into a history of system formation as a consequence of the scientification of law.

These aspects are to be explored in detail in a publication in which experts from different regions deal with Salamanca as a phenomenon of global standard production. In preparation for this publication a working paper (Duve 2018) has already been published. In October 2018, the contributions to the book were discussed on a conference entitled “The School of Salamanca: a case of global knowledge production?” in Buenos Aires. A more detailed conference report in Spanish is available on the blog of the project "The School of Salamanca".

Publications in this research project

Thomas Duve
Salamanca in Amerika
in: ZRG GA 132 (2015), 116-151
Thomas Duve
La Escuela de Salamanca: ¿un caso de producción global de conocimiento? : consideraciones introductorias desde una perspectiva histórico-jurídica y de la historia del conocimiento
The Salamanca Working Paper Series, 2018, 2
Christiane Birr, José Luis Egío
Alonso de Cartagena y Juan López de Palacios Rubios. Dilemas suscitados por las primeras conquistas atlánticas en dos juristas salmantinos (1436–1512)
in: Azafea: revista de Filosofía 20 (2018), 9-36
José Luis Egío
Matías De Paz and the Introduction of Thomism in the Asuntos De Indias: A Conceptual Revolution
in: Rg 26 (2018), 236-262.
Christiane Birr
Dominium in the Indies. Juan López de Palacios Rubios’ Libellus de insulis oceanis quas vulgus indias appelat (1512–1516)
in: Rg 26 (2018), 264-283.

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