Legal History Periodicals

The list includes current periodicals, in all languages, that have legal history as their main focus. Many other legal and history journals also publish important work on legal history but are not listed here.


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Administory: Journal for the History of Public Administration / Zeitschrift Für Verwaltungsgeschichte (English)

American Journal of Legal History (English)

Ancilla Iuris (English, German)

Anuario de historia del derecho español (Spanish)

Beiträge zur Rechtsgeschichte Österreichs (English, German)

Bulletin of Medieval Canon Law (English, some other European languages)

C@hiers du CRHiDI. Histoire, droit, institutions, société (French, abstracts in English)

 (French, abstracts in English) Cahiers Jean Moulin

California Legal History (English)

Clio@Themis: Revue électronique d’histoire du droit (French, English, Spanish, Italian)

Comparative Legal History (English)

Crime, History and Societies/Crime, Histoire et Sociétés (English, French)

Cuadernos de historia (Instituto de Historia del Derecho y de las Ideas Políticas Roberto I. Peña) (Spanish)

Cuadernos de Historia del Derecho - Revistas Científicas Complutenses (Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, abstracts and contents in English and French)

Der Staat (STAAT): Zeitschrift für Staatslehre und Verfassungsgeschichte, deutsches und europäisches öffentliches Recht (German)

Diacronìa: Rivista di storia di filosofia del diritto (Italian) 

Direito, Estado e Sociedade (Portuguese, English, Spanish, Italian, French)

e-Legal History Review  (Spanish, abstract and contents in English)

Forum Historiae Iuris (German, Italian, English)

Fundamentos: Cuadernos monográficos de teoría del estado, derecho público e historia constitucional (Spanish, English)

Fundamina : A Journal of Legal History (English)

Glossae: European Journal of Legal History (Spanish, English)

Grotiana (English)

Historia Constitucional (Spanish and some English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian)

História do Direito (Portuguese and Spanish, some other European languages)

Historia et Ius: rivista internazionale di storia giuridica dell'epoca medievale e moderna (Italian, English, French, Spanish, German)

Index : Quaderni Camerti di Studi Romanistici, International Survey of Roman Law (Italian and other European languages)

Interpretatio: revista de historia del derecho (Spanish)

Islamic Law and Society (English)

Iurisdictio (Italian)

IVRA : rivista internazionale di diritto romano e antico (German, Italian, Spanish, English, Dutch, French)

Journal der Juristischen Zeitgeschichte  (German)

Journal for Digital Legal History

Journal of Asian Legal History (English)

Journal of Constitutional History/Giornale di Storia Costituzionale (English, Italian)

Journal of Juristic Papyrology (English, German)

Journal of Legal History (English)

Journal of Southern Legal History (English)

Journal of Supreme Court History (English)

Journal of the Federal Circuit Historical Society (English)

Journal of the History of International Law  (English, French)

Journal on European History of Law (English, German)

Jus Gentium: Journal of International Legal History  (English)

Law and History Review (English)

LawArt. Rivista di Diritto, Arte, Storia / Journal of Law, Art and History (Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese; English abstracts)

Law, Crime & History (English)

law&history (English)

Passagens: Revista Internacional de História Política e Cultura Jurídica (Portuguese, Spanish, French, English)

Quaderni fiorentini   (Italian, English)

Rechtsgeschicte (English, German)

Rechtskultur: Zeitschrift für Europäische Rechtsgeschichte / European journal of legal history / journal of européen d'histoire du droit (German, French English)

Revista Aequitas: Estudios sobre historia, derecho e instituciones  (Spanish and some English)

Revista de historia del derecho (Spanish) 

Revista de la Inquisición: (intolerancia y derechos humanos) (Spanish and some English)

Revista Historia y Justicia (Spanish, abstracts and contents in English and French)

Revue de droit canonique  (French)

Revue d'histoire des facultés de droit et de la culture juridique  (French)

Revue historique de droit français et étranger (French)

Revue Internationale des Droits de L’antiquite (English, French, German, Italian)

Rivista Internazionale di Diritto Comune (Italian and other European languages, English abstracts)

Roman Legal Tradition   (English)

Signa Iuris (German)

Studia et documenta historiae et iuris  (Italian and other European languages)

Studia Gratiana (Italian)

Subseciva Groningana: Studies in Roman and Byzantine Law (English, some other European languages)

Tijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis / Revue d'Histoire du Droit / The Legal History Review (English, Dutch, German)

Unbound: A Review of Legal History and Rare Books (English)

Vergentis (English)

Western Legal History (English)

Zeitschrift der Savigny-Stiftung für Rechtsgeschichte  (German, French, Spanish, English, Italian)

Zeitschrift für Altorientalische und Biblische Rechtsgeschichte / Journal for Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Law  (English, German)

Zeitschrift für Neuere Rechtsgeschichte (German, English abstracts)

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