work in progress

Book projects under way:

Giuliani, A., Changing images of the legal past: F. K. von Savigny, H. Kantorowicz and P. Glenn (book project)

This book offers a neat historical argument about how legal history and legal theory have been interacting since the 19th century: Legal history has been made not by historians but by philosophers.

In the 19th century it has been made by Savigny who believed to be the Kant of legal science, and in the 20th century by Kantorowicz who started instead from neo-Kantianism and linguistic philosophy, setting the programmatical concerns for a phase of legal science (Kelsen, Hart, the Nouvelle Rhetorique, and beyond) answered on the other hand by historical inquiries starting form a view of case-law and language (ius commune, histoire judiciaire, comparative legal history).

Today, our predicament is to find the appropriate philosophy that explains the object of legal-historical study. The book finds it in the philosophical explanation of the information-age, the philosophy of information.   


Giuliani, A., The age of presumptions. A study of Jacopo Menochio’s De praesumptionibus (1587) (book project)


Chapter 1500-1650, in:Western Legal Traditions (series Ius Commune Casebooks, Oxford, Hart Publishing)project directors R. Van Rhee, S. Masferrer and S. Donlan, Other contributors: J.L. Halperin, J. Vanderlinden, D. Heirbaut, O. Morétau and others.

Hermann Kantorowicz as a philosopher of language

Ius commune europaeum and the crisis of legal science, 1930-60

What a legal historian can learn from the neo-Thomist revival of John Poinstot’s Tractatus de Signis (1632-34)

What is information? (non-testimonial knowledge)