Monday, July 6, 2015

A Festschrift for Richard H. Helmholz

I’m very pleased to note the publication of the festschrift Studies in Canon Law and Common Law in Honor of R. H. Helmholz, edited by Troy L. Harris (Berkeley: The Robbins Collection, 2015).  “Richard Helmholz is a scholar, mentor and gentleman,” writes the editor, Troy L Harris.  Although “perhaps best known as an historian of the Roman canon law in medieval and early modern England,” Professor Helmholz “has an enviable knack for addressing a variety of subjects–from the history of marriage law to the work of ecclesiastical courts to the prohibition against self-incrimination–with sophistication and rigor, while keeping a light touch and remaining accessible.”  And because his interests lie “at the intersection of multiple lines of inquiry, his contributions are recognized by historians whose paths might otherwise never cross: historians of Roman civil law, of English common law, of medieval and early modern European law, of medieval and early modern English society.”  The contents of festschrift attest to Professor Helmholz’s influence, Harris writes, but may not sufficiently reveal “the genuine affection and admiration” that the contributors “expressed toward our mutual friend.”

Richard Helmholz: Bibliography 1969-2015

Limitation of Actions: The Curious Case of Classical Roman Law
David Johnston

Episcopal Power and Royal Jurisdiction in Angevin England
Joshua C. Tate

The Common Lawyers of the Reign of Edward I and the Canon Law
Paul Brand

Ethical Standards for Advocates and Proctors of the Court of Ely (1374-1382) Revisited
Charles Donahue, Jr.

The Evolution of the Common Law
Thomas P. Gallanis

Clergy and the Abuse of Legal Procedure in Medieval England
Jonathan Rose

The Private Life of Archbishop Johannes Gerechini: Simulated Marriage and Clerical Concubinage in Early Fifteenth-Century Sweden
Mia Korpiola

The Presumption of Evil in Medieval Jurisprudence
Laurent Mayali

Pedro Guerrero’s Treatise on Clandestine Marriage
Philip Reynolds

Some Elizabethan Marriage Cases
Sir John Baker

The Arguments in Calvin’s Case (1608)
David Ibbetson

Hugo Groitus and the Natural Law of Marriage: A Case Study of Harmonizing Confessional Differences in Early Modern Europe
John Witte, Jr.

The Work of the Ecclesiastical Courts, 1725-1745
Troy L. Harris

Testamentary Proceedings in Spanish East Florida, 1783-1821
M. C. Mirow

The Durability of Maxims in Canon Law: From regulae iuris to Canonical Principles
Norman Doe and Simon Pulleyn

Canon Law: The Discipline of Teaching and the Teaching of the Discipline
Mark Hall

Agreed Payment for Non-Performance in European Contract Law
Reinhard Zimmermann