The School of Salamanca. A Case of Global Knowledge Production
Thomas Duve, Christiane Birr, José Luis Egío García (eds.), The School of Salamanca: A Case of Global Knowledge Production (Max Planck Studies in Global Legal History of the Iberian Worlds, Vol. 2), Leiden: Brill (Forthcoming)
35 Pages Posted: 19 Jun 2020
Date Written: May 31, 2020
In the article, I present some reflections about how to conceptualize what has been labelled the “School of Salamanca”, a 16th- and early 17th-century intellectual movement developed at the University of Salamanca. After reconstructing the making of the concept “School of Salamanca” in the late 19th and early 20th century, I suggest to consider the intellectual movement addressed under this denomination as both an epistemic community and a community of practice that reached out far beyond the borders of Salamanca, Spain and the Iberian pensinula. More adequately, it can be understood as a part and one of the centers of a global network of knowledge production in the field of normativity.
Keywords: School of Salamanca, History of Knowledge, Global History, Moral Theology, Legal History, Iberoamerica, Spain, Portugal
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