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Law and Christianity in Poland The Legacy of the Great Jurists

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    by Routledge

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    This volume is the first comprehensive study of the Polish history of law and Christianity written in English for a global audience.

    It examines the lives of twenty-one central figures in Polish law with a focus on how their Christian faith was a factor in molding the evolution of law in their country and the region. The individuals selected for study exhibit wide-ranging areas of expertise, from private law and codification, through national public law and constitutional law, to international developments that left their mark on Poland and the world. The chapters discuss the jurists within their historical, intellectual, and political context. The editors selected jurists after extensive consultation with legal historians looking at the jurists’ particular merits, contributions to law in general, religious perspective, and period under consideration.

    The collection will appeal to scholars, lawyers, and students interested in the interplay between law and religion. Political, social, legal, and religious historians, among other readers, will find, for the first time in English, authoritative treatments of essential Polish legal thinkers and authors.

    Foreword, John Witte Jr.; Introduction, Franciszek Longchamps de Bérier and Rafael Domingo 1. Wincenty Kadłubek, Magister Vincentius (ca. 1150–1223), Grzegorz J. Blicharz; 2. Stanisław of Skarbimierz (ca. 1365–1431) and Paweł Włodkowic (1370/73–1435/36), Michał Kowalski; 3. Jadwiga of Anjou (1374–1399), Karolina Wyrwińska; 4. Mikołaj Kopernik, Copernicus (1473–1543), Franciszek Longchamps de Bérier; 5. Anna Jagiellon (1523–1596), Anna Karabowicz; 6. Mikołaj Zalaszowski (1631–1703), Izabela Lewandowska-Malec; 7. Teodor Ostrowski (1750–1802), Sławomir Godek; 8. Antoni Zygmunt Helcel (1808–1870), Dorota Malec; 9. Leopold Caro (1864–1939), Michał Gierycz 10. Leon Petrażycki (1867–1931), Jan Rudnicki; 11. Juliusz Makarewicz (1872–1955), Jan Rudnicki; 12. Roman Longchamps de Bérier (1883–1941), Adam Redzik; 13. Stefan Wyszyński (1901–1981), Maciej Mikuła; 14. Edward Grzymała (1906–1942), Wojciech Dajczak; 15. Zygmunt Ziembiński (1920–1996), Maciej Dybowski; 16. Karol Józef Wojtyła, Pope John Paul II (1920–2005), Rafael Domingo; 17. Irena Malinowska-Kwiatkowska (1925–1994), Andrzej Dziadzio; 18. Henryk Kupiszewski (1927–1994), Grzegorz J. Blicharz; 19. Andrzej Stelmachowski (1925–2009), Małgorzata Korzycka and Paweł Wojciechowski; 20. Remigiusz Sobański (1930–2010), Magdalena Sitek


    Franciszek Longchamps de Bérier is Professor of Law and the Head of the Department of Roman Law at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków; he also teaches at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw, Poland.

    Rafael Domingo is the Spruill Family Professor of Law and Religion at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, and Alvaro d’Ors Professor of Law at the University of Navarra, Spain.