Publications of the project

On this page, we will post news about the publications of the project, as well as the “Accepted for publication” versions of the journal articles of the project. As per ERC rules, the project is committed to making a best effort in open access publication.


Kaius Tuori, “Natseista ja emigranteista oikeustieteen historiassa”, in Oikeuden historiasta tulevaisuuden Eurooppaan (Suomalaisen Lakimiesyhdistyksen julkaisuja 26, E-sarja), Helsinki 2014, 341-357.

Jacob Giltaij and Ville Erkkilä, “An interview with Tony Honoré”, Forum Historiae Iuris 26/02/2015. (You can download here the original interview as soundfile.)

Ville Erkkilä, “Time, identity, and history: on the cognitive psychology and figural practice of historiography”, Rethinking History 19:4 (2015), 602-620.

Kaius Tuori, “Schmitt and the Sovereignty of Roman Dictators: From the Actualisation of the Past to the Recycling of Symbols”, History of European Ideas 42:1 (2016), 95-106.

Kaius Tuori, “Judge Julia Domna? A Historical Mystery and the Emergence of Imperial Legal Administration”, The Journal of Legal History 37:2 (2016), 180-197.

Jacob Giltaij, “Augustus and self-defense as the Stoic reason of state in the Roman legal order”, History of Political Thought 37:1 (2016), 25-56.

Ville Erkkilä, “The metaphysics and legal history. An interview with Michael Stolleis”, European Legal Roots Online (2016), 3-17.

Jacob Giltaij, “Fritz Schulz, Refugee Scholarship, and the Riccobono Seminar”, Roman Legal Tradition 12 (2016), 1-19.

Jacob Giltaij, “Existimatio as ‘human dignity’ in late-classical Roman law”, Fundamina 22:2 (2016), 232-249.

Tommaso Beggio, “Paul Koschaker and the path to “Europa und das römische Recht” (1937-1946)”, European Legal Roots 6 (2017), 291-326.

Kaius Tuori, “Hadrian’s cosmopolitanism and the Nazi legal policy”, Classical Receptions Journal 9:4 (2017), 470-486. DOI 10.1093/crj/clx003.

Tommaso Beggio: “‘A obra centenária’. M. Wlassak, Anklage und Streitbefestigung im Kriminalrecht der Römer”, Interpretatio Prudentium II:2 (2017), forthcoming.

Tommaso Beggio: “Paul Koschaker und die Reform des romanistischen Rechtsstudiums in Deutschland. Ein unveröffentlichtes Dokument”, Zeitschrift der Savigny-Stiftung für Rechtsgeschichte: Romanistische Abteilung 135 (2018), 645-680.

Chapters in an edited volume

Jacob Giltaij and Kaius Tuori, “Human rights in Antiquity? Revisiting anachronism and Roman law”, in Revisiting the Origins of Human Rights (Cambridge University Press), Cambridge and New York 2015, 39-63.

Tommaso Beggio: “La ‘Interpolationenforschung’ agli occhi di Paul Koschaker: la critica a Gradenwitz e alla cosiddetta ‘neuhumanistische Richtung’ e lo sguardo rivolto all’esempio di Salvatore Riccobono”, in Gradenwitz, Riccobono und die Entwicklung der Interpolationenkritik (Mohr Siebeck), Tübingen 2018, 121-155.

Tommaso Beggio: “The arduous Path to recover a Common European Legal Culture: Paul Koschaker, 1937-1951”, in Roman Law and the Idea of Europe, Bloomsbury, forthcoming.

Jacob Giltaij: “Autonomy and authority: the image of the Roman jurists in Schulz and Wieacker”, in Roman Law and the Idea of Europe, Bloomsbury, forthcoming.

Magdalena Kmak: “The impact of exile on law and legal science 1934–1964”, in Roman Law and the Idea of Europe, Bloomsbury, forthcoming.

Ville Erkkilä: “Roman law as wisdom. Justice and truth, honour and disappointment in Franz Wieacker’s ideas on Roman law”, in Roman Law and the Idea of Europe, Bloomsbury, forthcoming.

Kaius Tuori: “Introduction”, in Roman Law and the Idea of Europe, Bloomsbury, forthcoming.

Kaius Tuori: “Exiled Romanists between Traditions: Pringsheim, Schulz and Daube”, in Roman Law and the Idea of Europe, Bloomsbury, forthcoming.

Monographs, edited volumes, and dissertations

Kaius Tuori: Emperor of Law. The Emergence of Roman Imperial Adjudication (Oxford University Press), Oxford 2016.

Ville Erkkilä: The Conceptual Change of Conscience: Franz Wieacker and German Legal Historiography 1933–1968. PhD dissertation, University of Helsinki (Unigrafia), Helsinki 2017.

Tommaso Beggio: Paul Koschaker (1879-1951). Rediscovering the Roman Foundations of European Legal Tradition, Heidelberg 2018.

Kaius Tuori and Heta Björklund (eds.): Roman Law and the Idea of Europe (Bloomsbury, forthcoming).

Book reviews

Jacob Giltaij: “Review of B. Straumann, The classical foundations of Hugo Grotius’ natural law (Cambridge, 2015)”, Grotiana 37 (2016), 95-103.