Uno 'Spatial Turn' Per La Storia Del Diritto? Una Rassegna Tematica (A 'Spatial Turn' for Legal History? A Tentative Assessment)

Italian version of an English article accepted for: Massimo Meccarelli, Maria Julia Solla Sastre (eds.), "Spatial and Temporal Dimensions for Legal History: Research Experiences and Itineraries", in Global Perspectives on Legal History Book Series (MPI for European Legal History), Frankfurt

Max Planck Institute for European Legal History Research Paper Series No. 2013-07

31 Pages Posted: 15 Oct 2013  

Pietro Costa

University of Florence

Date Written: June 15, 2013

Abstract

Una nuova sensibilità nei confronti dello spazio (e più in generale delle coordinate spazio-temporali) sembra svilupparsi in numerose scienze umane, dalla geografia alla sociologia, alla storiografia, a partire dagli anni settanta-ottanta del Novecento. Per indicare questo atteggiamento è stato impiegato il termine di ‘spatial turn’. Il problema impostato nel saggio è se e in che modo lo ‘spatial turn’ possa coinvolgere anche la storia delle teorie e delle istituzioni politico-giuridiche.

Numerous human sciences (from geography to sociology and historiography) have been developing a new attitude towards space (and, in general, towards the relationship between space and time), starting from the seventies-eighties of the Twentieth century. This new approach has been labelled as the ‘spatial turn’. Is it possible and convenient that the history of legal-political theories and institutions take the ‘spatial turn’ seriously? The essay collects some information, which can be employed for a better setting of this problem.

Note: Downloadable document is in Italian.

Keywords: Space, time, historiographical methodology, legal history

Suggested Citation

Costa, Pietro, Uno 'Spatial Turn' Per La Storia Del Diritto? Una Rassegna Tematica (A 'Spatial Turn' for Legal History? A Tentative Assessment) (June 15, 2013). Italian version of an English article accepted for: Massimo Meccarelli, Maria Julia Solla Sastre (eds.), "Spatial and Temporal Dimensions for Legal History: Research Experiences and Itineraries", in Global Perspectives on Legal History Book Series (MPI for European Legal History), Frankfurt; Max Planck Institute for European Legal History Research Paper Series No. 2013-07. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2340055

Pietro Costa (Contact Author)

University of Florence ( email )

Piazza di San Marco, 4
Florence, 50121
Italy

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