Parution : 11/2023
Editeur : Brill
ISBN : 978-9-0046-8512-3
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Natural Law and the Law of Nations in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Italy

Sous la direction de Elisabetta Fiocchi Malaspina, Gabriella Silvestrini

Présentation de l’éditeur

This volume sheds new light on modern theories of natural law through the lens of the fragmented political contexts of Italy in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and the dramatic changes of the times. From the age of reforms, through revolution and the ‘Risorgimento’, the unification movement which ended with the creation of the unified Kingdom of Italy in 1861, we see a move from natural law and the law of nations to international law, whose teaching was introduced in Italian universities of the newly created Kingdom. The essays collected here show that natural law was not only the subject of a highly codified academic teaching, but also provided a broader conceptual and philosophical frame underlying the ‘science of man’. Natural law is also a language wherein reform programmes of education and of politics have taken form, affecting a variety of discourses and literary genres.

Contributors are: Alberto Clerici, Vittor Ivo Comparato, Giuseppina De Giudici, Frédéric Ieva, Girolamo Imbruglia, Francesca Iurlaro, Serena Luzzi, Elisabetta Fiocchi Malaspina, Emanuele Salerno, Gabriella Silvestrini, Antonio Trampus.



Authors: Elisabetta Fiocchi Malaspina and Gabriella Silvestrini

Part 1 Between Civil Law and the Law of Nature and Nations

Chapter 1 Natural Law at the University of Pisa: From the Ius civile Teachings to the Establishment of the First Chair of Ius publicum in 1726
Author: Emanuele Salerno

Chapter 2 Reception and Reinterpretation: Natural Law and the Law of Nations at the Roman ‘Sapienza’ in the Eighteenth Century
Author: Alberto Clerici

Chapter 3 The Teaching of Natural Law and Universal Public Law at the University of Pavia in the Late Eighteenth Century
Author: Elisabetta Fiocchi Malaspina

Chapter 4 The Law of Nature and Nations in the Mirror of the Academy of Fists: Reforms, Philosophy, Law and Economy
Author: Gabriella Silvestrini

Part 2 Recoveries and Criticisms of Natural Law

Chapter 5 Natural Ethics and History: Antonio Genovesi and Mario Pagano
Author: Girolamo Imbruglia

Chapter 6 Pufendorf and Hutcheson in the Alps: Variations on Natural Law in Eighteenth-Century Italy
Author: Serena Luzzi

Chapter 7 The Transformation of Eighteenth-Century Jus gentium into Nineteenth-Century Law of Nations: An Italian Debate
Author: Antonio Trampus

Part 3 From Natural Law and the Law of Nations to International Law

Chapter 8 The Political Science of Natural Law: The Case of Perugia
Author: Vittor Ivo Comparato

Chapter 9 The Chair of International Law and Pasquale Stanislao Mancini’s Lectures in Turin
Author: Frédéric Ieva

Chapter 10 The Law of International Love: Luigi Taparelli d’Azeglio on Catholic Natural Law and the Law of Nations
Author: Francesca Iurlaro

Chapter 11 The Teaching of International Law in Cagliari, the ‘Italian School’ and the Unification of Italy
Author: Giuseppina De Giudici

Early Modern Natural Law: Studies & Sources  115,00 €