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Studies in Legal History

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"From 1938 until 1943 - before the German occupation and accompanying Holocaust - Fascist Italy drafted and enforced a comprehensi... Lire la suite
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"From 1938 until 1943 - before the German occupation and accompanying Holocaust - Fascist Italy drafted and enforced a comprehensive set of anti-Semitic laws. Notwithstanding later rationalizations, the laws were enforced and administered with a high degree of severity and resulted in serious, and in some cases permanent, damage to the Italian Jewish community. Written from the perspective of an American legal scholar, this book constitutes the first truly comprehensive survey of the Race Laws in the English language. Based on an exhaustive review of Italian legal, administrative, and judicial sources, together with archives of the Italian Jewish community, Professor Michael A. Livingston demonstrates the zeal but also the occasional ambivalence and contradictions with which the Race Laws were applied and assimilated by the Italian legal order and ordinary citizens. Although frequently depressing, the history of the Race Laws also involves numerous examples of personal courage and idealism, and provides a useful and timely study of what happens when otherwise decent people are confronted with an evil and unjust legal order"--


Michael A. Livingston is Professor of Law at the Rutgers School of Law, Camden. Professor Livingston has published extensively on tax law, comparative law, and other subjects, including articles in the Yale Law Journal, the Cornell Law Review, the Texas Law Review, and the American Journal of Comparative Law. He has taught at Tel Aviv University, Bar Ilan University, the University of Graz and Cornell University, and has lectured at various universities in Italy, Israel, and the United States. Professor Livingston's course on law and the Holocaust, which has been taught in three different countries, is one of the few of its kind in American law schools.

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This book describes the history and nature of the Italian Race Laws, a series of anti-Jewish laws adopted by Fascist Italy and in force during the period (1938-43) when Italy was independent of German control. It is the first truly comprehensive survey of the Race Laws written in the English language.


1. Introduction: on the historical significance of the Leggi Razziali; 2. Legislation: race, religion, and the 'Italian Model' of anti-Semitism; 3. Administration: expansion, evasion, and the problem of institutional conflict; 4. Adjudication: theory, practice, and the role of judicial personality; 5. The daily plebiscite: how local officials and ordinary Italians responded to the race laws; 6. From perpetrators to victims: the question of Jewish responses; 7. Conclusion: implications of the study for Italy, the legal profession, and the study of racial statutes.

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Titre: Studies in Legal History
Sous-titre: Mussolini's Race Laws, 1938-1943
Code EAN: 9781107027565
ISBN: 978-1-107-02756-5
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Cambridge University Press
Genre: Histoire
nombre de pages: 274
Poids: 526g
Taille: H237mm x B153mm x T21mm
Année: 2014


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