The Politics of Law in Late Medieval and Renaissance Italy

The Centre for Medieval Studies is pleased to announce the inaugural volume in its Toronto Studies in Medieval Law series, which aims to provide a venue for the publication of monographs and thematic essay collections on aspects of the ius commune, the complementary systems of Roman and canon law that formed the ‘common law’ of medieval and early modern Europe. This volume is edited by Lawrin Armstrong and Julius Kirshner, and features original contributions by international scholars on the fortieth anniversary of the publication of Lauro Martines’ Lawyers and Statecraft in Renaissance Florence, which is recognized as a groundbreaking study challenging traditional approaches to both Florentine and legal history. Available from University of Toronto Press.