Towards a new narrative of natural law thinking in early modern scholasticism

  • The presence of moral theology and scholasticism in the recently published Oxford Handbook of Legal History and Oxford Handbook of European Legal History is very limited. The first volume aims to be iconoclastic. It explicitly does not seek to provide a kind of global historical account but instead presents some of the innovative methodological perspectives guiding current legal historical research. Thomas Duve, writing about the contribution of the School of Salamanca to the theorization of a certain framework of "indigenous rights" during the period of colonial domination, is thus the only contributor to this volume who mentions moral theology. In the Handbook of European Legal History, there are two articles on important scholastic contributions to legal history that also deal with the influence of Salamanca and related scholastic authors to equally wide fields of legal thinking. Wim Decock discusses authors of the second scholasticism in the context of the law of property and obligations (611–632), and David Ibbetson writes on natural law (566–582). In the following, I will focus on Ibbetson’s chapter, which only partially matches the ambitious intended aims of the volume editors (Pihlajamäki, Dubber, Godfrey): to "chart the landscape of contemporary research" and to show the global impact that European legal systems had "from the fifteenth century onwards". ...

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Author:José Luis Egío García
Parent Title (Multiple languages):Rechtsgeschichte = Legal history
Publisher:Max-Planck-Inst. für Europäische Rechtsgeschichte
Place of publication:Frankfurt, M.
Contributor(s):Thomas Duve, Stefan Vogenauer
Document Type:Article
Year of Completion:2019
Year of first Publication:2019
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2019/10/07
Page Number:5
First Page:280
Last Page:283
Dieser Beitrag steht unter einer Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Institutes:Philosophie und Geschichtswissenschaften / Philosophie
Dewey Decimal Classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 34 Recht / 340 Recht
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