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Spatializing Law in a Comparative Perspective of Legal History

Spacialiser le droit dans une perspective d'histoire juridique comparée
Jean-Louis Halpérin
p. 207-218

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How to justify, at the end of this volume, a comparative point of view from an outsider who is not a specialist of Chinese legal history? A first argument can be found in the recent developments of comparative legal history. A European Society for Comparative Legal History has been founded in 2009 and has gathered many legal historians in Europe who are trying to work together about journals, handbooks or casebooks in a transnational perspective. The Max-Planck Institutfür europäische Rechtsgeschichte in Frankfurt am Main has devoted a symposium and an issue of the review Rechtsgeschichte (2014) to the transnational perspectives of legal history today, including in territories outside Europe, especially in Asia. In this Institute, Thomas Duve has particularly focused collective research works about the colonial or quasi-colonial situations that have given birth to transplanted or hybrid rules. Legal Historians are more and more sensitive to the narrowly-tailored tradition of their d...

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Jean-Louis Halpérin, « Spatializing Law in a Comparative Perspective of Legal History », Extrême-Orient Extrême-Occident [Online], 40 | 2016, Online since 21 November 2018, connection on 18 November 2017. URL : http://extremeorient.revues.org/644

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Jean-Louis Halpérin

Professeur d’histoire du droit à l’École normale supérieure (Paris), directeur de l’UMR 7074 « Centre de Théorie et Analyse du Droit » (CNRS-Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense-ENS). Docteur en droit (1985), agrégé d’histoire du droit (1988), professeur à l’Université Lyon III (1988-1998), professeur à l’Université de Bourgogne (1998-2003, doyen de la Faculté de droit 2000-2013). Membre senior de l’Institut Universitaire de France depuis 2013. Il a publié notamment Histoire des droits en Europe depuis 1750 (Flammarion, 2004), Profils des mondialisations du droit (Dalloz, 2009) et Five Legal Revolutions since the 17th Century (Springer, 2014).
Professor of legal history at the École normale supérieure (Paris), chairman of the Centre of Legal Theory and Analysis (CNRS-University Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense-ENS). PhD in law (1985), professor at the University Lyon III (1988-1998), professor at the University of Burgundy (1998-2003, dean of the Law School, 2000-2003). Senior member of the Institut Universitaire de France since 2013. He has notably published Histoire des droits en Europe depuis 1750 (Flammarion, 2004), Profils des mondialisations du droit (Dalloz, 2009) and Five Legal Revolutions since the 17th Century (Springer 2014).

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