A History of International Law in Italy

ISBN : 9780198842934

Giulio Bartolini
512 ページ
160 x 240 mm
History and Theory of International Law

This volume critically reassesses the history and impact of international law in Italy. It examines how Italy's engagement with international law has been influenced and cross-fertilized by global dynamics, in terms of theories, methodologies, or professional networks. It asks to what extent historical and political turning points influenced this engagement, especially where scholars were part of broader academic and public debates or even active participants in the role of legal advisers or politicians. It explores how international law was used or misused by relevant actors in such contexts. Bringing together scholars specialized in international law and legal history, this volume first provides a historical examination of the theoretical legal analysis produced in the Italian context, exploring its main features, and dissident voices. The second section assesses the impact on international law studies of key historical and political events involving Italy, both international and domestically; and, conversely, how such events influenced perceptions of international law. Finally, a concluding section places the preceding analysis within a broader, contemporary perspective. This volume weighs in on in the growing debate on the need to explore international law from comparative and local viewpoints. It shows how regional, national, and local contexts have contributed to shaping international legal rules, institutions, and doctrines; and how these in turn influenced local solutions.


1 Giulio Bartolini: What a History of International Law in Italy is for: International Law through the Prism of National Perspectives
Part 1: The Development of International Law Scholarship in Italy
2. Claudia Storti: Early Italian Scholars of Ius gentium
3. Walter Rech: International Law as a Political Language, 1600-1859
4. Edoardo Greppi: The Risorgimento and the Birth of International Law in Italy
5. Eloisa Mura: The Construction of the International Law Discipline in Italy between the Mancinian and Positive Schools
6. Giulio Bartolini: The Italian Legal Scholarships in the Early Decades of the Twentieth Century
7. Antonello Tancredi: The (Immediate) Post-II World War Period
8. Ivan Ingravallo: The Formation of International Law Journals in Italy: Their Role in the Discipline
9. Mirko Sossai: Catholicism and the Evolution of International Law Studies in Italy
10. Lorenzo Gradoni: Burn Out and Fade Away: Marxism in Italian International Legal Scholarship
11. Pietro Franzina: The Integrated Approach to Private and Public International Law - A Distinctive Feature of Italian Legal Thinking
Part 2: Key Historical and Political Events and Their Impact on the Italian Scholarship of International Law
12. Sergio Marchisio: The Unification of Italy and International Law
13. Tommaso Di Ruzza: The Roman Question: The Dissolution of the Papal State, the Creation of the Vatican City State and the Debate on the International Legal Personality of the Holy See
14. Tullio Scovazzi: The Italian Approach to Colonialism: The First Experiences in Eritrea and Somalia
15. Giulio Bartolini: Italy between the Two World Wars: International Law Issues
16. Roberto Virzo: The Influx of International Law Scholars in the Constitution-Making Process
17. Enrico Milano: The Main International Law Issues Arising in the Aftermath of World War II
18. Giovanni DiStefano and Robert Kolb: Some Contributions and Influence of the Italian Doctrine of International Law
19. Paolo Palchetti: The Last Decades of the Italian Doctrine


Giulio Bartolini is associate professor of International Law at the Department of Law, Roma Tre University. He is editor-in-chief of the 'Yearbook of International Disaster Law' (Brill) and managing editor of the bilingual e-journal 'Questions of International Law/Questions de droit international'.