Bartolo senza Bartolismo (Bartolus without Bartolism)

33 Pages Posted: 24 Jul 2018 Last revised: 11 Jan 2019

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Adolfo Giuliani

Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory

Date Written: May 1, 2018

Abstract

Italian Abstract: Il giurista Bartolo da Sassoferrato è considerato l'iniziatore di una tradizione giuridica che ha determinato i modi di pensare e creare il diritto sino all'epoca delle codificazioni. Il termine Bartolismo è invece la creazione Ottocentesca di una tradizione giuridica che parte da principi opposti. Il presente saggio si propone di mostrare come una conoscenza genuina di Bartolo sarà possibile solo tramite un approccio libero dall'influenza della storiografia Ottocentesca.

English Abstract: The medieval jurist Bartolo de Saxoferrato is credited with being the founder of methods of thinking and making law which have been followed until the time of codifications. The term 'Bartolism', on the other hand, is the term coined in the 19th century by a legal tradition based on opposite principles. This essay argues that we can hope to properly understand Bartolo and his tradition only by freeing our understanding of the legal past from the influential accounts inherited from 19th century historiography.

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Keywords: Bartholus, interpretation, bartolism, ius commune, medieval law

Suggested Citation

Giuliani, Adolfo, Bartolo senza Bartolismo (Bartolus without Bartolism) (May 1, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3191083 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3191083

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