Contributi alla storia del costituzionalismo moderno

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Contributions to the history of modern constitutionalism

Ivana Pederzani

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[Autom. eng. transl.] The book deals with the problem of modern constitutionalism from the historiographical point of view in order to offer the widest possible picture of the different disciplines in which it was studied, from the history of political thought, to the history of institutions and law, to philosophy of law, political science and legal science. It was considered, in fact, in its dual aspect of political movement and thought aimed at setting precise limits to power and written guarantees in favor of individual freedoms. The essays by authors of different backgrounds and origins - constitutionalists and jurists, philosophers, legal historians and historians of political doctrines - considered most interesting for the purposes of understanding it were brought together and compared in an anthology of texts preceded by a wide introduction. These essays focused in particular on strands of thought and socio-institutional contexts in which it developed in England, France and the United States of America but also the evolution of the concept of constitution in the transition from the medieval age to the modern age . Considerable attention has been given from the historiographical point of view to the constitution concept present in the Brunnerian constitutional history line, as a real articulation of the political and social forces within a state system (verfassung) and not a simple legally binding written text ( Konstitution).
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Contributions to the history of modern constitutionalism
Original languageItalian
PublisherServizio librario Opera universitaria Università Cattolica Sacro Cuore
Number of pages238
ISBN (Print)88-343-0346-0
Publication statusPublished - 1980


  • Constitutional histoty
  • Storia costituzionale


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