Research Field

The History of Legal Methods and Practices

Legal history cannot be restricted to a history of legislation and adjudication, of people and institutions. It must also include the methods, conventions and practices that influence, if not guide, the process of determining the law. These doctrines, conventions and practices are increasingly important to understanding the diverse processes of exchange and translation between various epistemic communities in the past and present.

The Research Area assembles research projects dealing with the methods of jurisprudence as well as those treating the rules and practices of determining the law.

Publications in the Research Field

Thomas Duve, "Salamanca in Amerika. Peter Landau zum 80. Geburtstag," Zeitschrift der Savigny-Stiftung für Rechtsgeschichte. Germanistische Abteilung 132, 116-151 (2015).


Research Projects

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