Category Archives: Baldus de Ubaldis

Four out of six

I should have noted in the earlier message that these were not just any six references, but included three or four of the most problematic in the book, which I’d not left to last through choice or neglect, but because … Continue reading

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Chapter Seven

The work on Chapter Seven in this redraft was minor. This is largely because of the amount of work I’d already put into this chapter; a chapter which caused me more textual difficulties than any other. The chapter discusses Roman law, … Continue reading

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A busy week

Gave a workshop on publishing with graduate students in geography at University of Washington on Monday, plus a few follow-up meetings. I was invited to come to a class in the Geopolitics course at UW, where the students had been … Continue reading

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Irnerius

In the talk today I will use this image for the first time. It was one I stumbled upon in a book about Philipp Melanchthon (briefly mentioned here). To date this is the best version I have - a scan from the … Continue reading

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The importance of small details

As last week’s update on the book said, there were lots of minor things that I wanted to get resolved before I left London. Most of these presented relatively few problems. A few though caused me considerably more work. With Vitoria … Continue reading

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‘Juridicality and Territory’ – a brief historical response

Over at Open Geography, Jeremy has a post about ‘Juridicality and Territory’, discussing the US and a potential assassination of an American citizen thought to reside in Yemen. In the context of the ‘war on terror’, the US has long … Continue reading

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‘P. Baldus’ and the ‘Monastic Peace’

If the title of this post makes no sense, that’s not by chance. I’ve been spending the day tracking down some of Leibniz’s works, finding as many references as I can, and making a list of things to check at … Continue reading

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Initial thoughts on Andreas Knichen

I’ve been slowly struggling my way through Andreas Knichen’s 1600 book, De sublimi et regio territorii iure synoptica tractatio. Knichen was a German jurist and political advisor. Some thoughts:- – Knichen explicitly links the notion of Landeshoheit with superioritas territorialis. … Continue reading

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Althusius, territory, and his sources

Althusius refers to a few sources in his definition of the territory of the kingdom as the bounded place within which the law of the kingdom is exercised. I know that put like that alone it sounds pretty mundane: but … Continue reading

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