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INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF IUS COMMUNE


18th Course: "IUS COMMUNE AND IUS PROPRIUM: HISTORICAL EXPERIENCES IN SICILY, IBERIAN PENINSULA AND LATIN AMERICA"


Il 'Regnum Siciliae' nel panorama delle istituzioni

giuridiche europee del basso Medioevo


ERICE-SICILY: 4 - 11 NOVEMBER 1998


Sponsored by the:


PROGRAMME AND LECTURERS

Las nociones de Ius Proprium y Ius Commune en el Derecho Indiano (I)
La regla "Odia restringi" en América: Del Ius Commune a la Codificación (II)

 

Itinerari ibero-americani nei secoli XVI e XVII per la cultura giuridica napoletana

 

La construcción y el espiritu del derecho indiano (I)

La práctica y el legado del derecho indiano en el suroeste de los Estados Unidos (Nuevo Mexico, Texas y California) (II)

 

El derecho de la Inquisición española: entre el Ius Commune y los Iura Propria (I, II)

Ilustración y derecho en la perifería del Imperio Español. Las ideas jurídicas en el Buenos Aires del Siglo XVIII (I)
Imagen rioplatense de Roma y su derecho (1800-1830), (II)

 

Lo general y lo particular en la formación del derecho minero latinoamericano

 

Giuristi, mercanti e banchieri nei secoli XVI-XVII. Diritto comune e diritto commerciale nell'Europa mediterranea

 

Medieval Canon Law and the Frontiers of Christendom (I)
The Papacy, the Canonists and the Concept of World Order (II)

 

Ius Commune-Ius Proprium en Castilla: Ordenamiento de Alcalá XXVIII.1 (I)
Derecho común y derechos propios: El Código Civil y los derechos forales (II)

 

Reinos, provincias y el derecho de representación en Indias

 

O conflito em torno ao direito comum no Brasil pombalino e pós pombalino (1750-1808)


PURPOSE OF THE COURSE

The position of the "Regnum Siciliae" in the panorama of European juridical institutions during the late Middle Ages constitutes a complicated and, until now, a little studied historiographical problem. This seminar will explore the relationship of the "Regnum" and the Iberian world in the years after the Sicilian Vespers of 1282. At the same time the seminar will open a largely neglected historiographical question: how did the "Regnum" (Sicily and Naples) serve as a privileged conduit through which a large part of the developed European - and particulary Italian - Ius commune (From Accursius to Bartolus and Baldus) was funneled into Latin America.

By taking this twin perspective, the seminar will link the results of research that is already a part of the historical record but that has been until now only incorporated into general accounts in a fragmentary way. Further, this research has been seen only in the context of a vision that has generally placed the idea and the reality of the great Spanish Monarchy exclusively at the center of attention. The consequence of this second perspective has been that the institutions and juridical culture of the "Regnum Siciliae" has been considered marginal, secondary, and peripheral to the Iberian-American Monarchy.

There is, therefore, the expectation that the seminar will examine again within a new framework the relationships between institutions and juridical practice and between the European and the Iberian-American universities (such as Lima and Mexico City). Furthermore, the seminar will evaluate the significance of the law books found in Iberian-American libraries that were printed or published in the "Regnum Siciliae" in particular or in Italy and in Europe in general.


POETIC TOUCH

According to legend, Erice, son of Venus and Neptune, founded a small town on top of a mountain (750 metres above sea level) more than three thousand years ago. The founder of modern history &emdash; i.e. the recording of events in a methodic and chronological sequence as they really happened without reference to mythical causes &emdash; the great Thucydides (~500 B.C.), writing about events connected with the conquest of Troy (1183 B.C.) says: «After the seizure of Troy some Troyans on their escape from the Achaei arrived in Sicily on boats and as they settled near the border with the Sicanians all together they were named Elymi: their towns were Segesta and Erice.» This inspired Virgil to describe the arrival of the Troyan royal family in Erice and the burial of Anchise, by his son Enea, on the coast below Erice. Homer (~1000 B.C.), Theocritus (~300 B.C.), Polybius (~200 B.C.), Virgil (~50 B.C.), Horace (~20 B.C.), and others have celebrated this magnificent spot in Sicily in their poems. During seven centuries (XIII-XIX) the town of Erice was under the leadership of a local oligarchy, whose wisdom assured a long period of cultural development and economic prosperity which in turn gave rise to the many churches, monasteries and private palaces which you see today.

In Erice you can admire the Castle of Venus, the Cyclopean Walls (~800 B.C.) and the Gothic Cathedral (~1300 A.D.). Erice is at present a mixture of ancient and medieval architecture. Other masterpieces of ancient civilization are to be found in the neighbourhood: at Motya (Phoenician), Segesta (Elymian), and Selinunte (Greek). On the Aegadian Islands &emdash; theatre of the decisive naval battle of the first Punic War (264-241 B.C.) &emdash; suggestive neolithic and paleolithic vestiges are still visible: the grottoes of Favignana, the carvings and murals of Levanzo.

Splendid beaches are to be found at San Vito Lo Capo, Scopello, and Cornino, and a wild and rocky coast around Monte Cofano: all at less than one hour's drive from Erice.


GENERAL INFORMATION

Persons wishing to attend the School are requested to write to:

 

Prof. Dr. Manlio BELLOMO

They should specify:

i) date and place of birth, together with present nationality, current address and telephone number;
ii) degree and other academic qualifications;
iii) present position, place of work, and current research activities.

The total fee, including full board and lodging (arranged by the School), is Lit. 1.050.000.

 

Thanks to the generosity of the sponsoring Institutions, partial support may be accorded to a limited number of deserving students who need financial help, provided a request is explicitly made and properly justified in the application letter.

 

There are Gladys Krieble Delmas travel fellowships available for North American law and graduate students and for junior faculty. To apply for a fellowship send a letter and Curriculum Vitae with one letter of recommendation to:

Closing date for application: July 15, 1998

No special application form is required

A letter will be sent to successful applicants by July 31, 1998.

Admission to the School will be decided by a Committee consisting of Professors M. Bellomo, K. Pennington, E. Montanos Ferrín, V. Tau Anzoátegui and A. Zichichi.

It is regretted that it will not be possible to allow any person not selected by the Committee of the School to follow the Course.

Participants should arrive in Erice on November 4, no later than 2 p.m. More detailed information will be sent to successful applicants together with the acceptance letter.


DIRECTORS OF THE SCHOOL
M. BELLOMO - K. PENNINGTON

DIRECTOR OF THE CENTRE
A. ZICHICHI

E. MONTANOS FERRÍN - V. TAU ANZOÁTEGUI
DIRECTORS OF THE COURSE