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Michael Stolleis

2000 Balzan Prize for Legal History since 1500

A leading historian of German law, in particular public law, he has explored in depth the fundamental concepts of public law on which the modern State is founded, his work being well known both among scholars and the educated public at large, in Germany, in Europe, and in the United States.

Michael Stolleis, born on 20 July 1941 (†2021) in Ludwigshafen, is a German citizen.

After studying in Heidelberg, Würzburg and Munich, in 1973 he passed his Habilitation exam in Administrative and Public Law, History of Modern Law and Ecclesiastical Law. He obtained his first academic post at Frankfurt University in 1974. Since 1991 he has been the Director of the Max-Planck-Institut for the History of European Law.

His areas of expertise are Public Law, particularly Social law and above all the history of European Law in the modern age.

He is an ordinary member of the Academy of Sciences and Literature in Mainz (1992) and of the Scientific Society in Frankfurt, correspondent member of the Academies in Berlin, Göttingen and Helsinki as well as of the Scientific Society in Lund (Sweden). In 1991, he received the Leibniz Prize of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and in 1994 the Research Award of the Sveriges Riksbank. In 1999 he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Lund.

Seine wichtigsten Arbeiten zur frühen Neuzeit finden sich in den Büchern:

– Geschichte des öffentlichen Rechts in Deutschland, Bd.1: 1600-1800, München (C.H. Beck) 1988 (französische Ausgabe, Paris 1998)
– Staat und Staatsräson in der frühen Neuzeit. Studien zur Geschichte des öffentlichen Rechts, Frankfurt (Suhrkamp) 1990 (italienische Ausgabe, Bologna 1998)
– (Hrsg.), Staatsdenker in der frühen Neuzeit, 3. Auflage München (C.H. Beck) 1995 (japanische Ausgabe, Tokio 1995)

Zum 19. Jahrhundert:

– Geschichte des öffentlichen Rechts in Deutschland, Bd.2: 1800-1914, München (C.H. Beck) 1992 (eine amerikanische Ausgabe erscheint 2001)
– Konstitution und Intervention. Studien zur Geschichte des öffentlichen Rechts im 19. Jahrhundert, Frankfurt (Suhrkamp) erscheint 2001

Zum 20. Jahrhundert:

– Gemeinwohlformeln im nationalsozialistischen Recht, Berlin (Schweitzer) 1974
– Geschichte des öffentlichen Rechts in Deutschland, Bd.3: 1914-1945, München (C.H. Beck) 1999
– Recht im Unrecht. Studien zur Rechtsgeschichte im Nationalsozialismus, Frankfurt (Suhrkamp) 1994 (amerikanische Ausgabe, Chicago 1998).

(October 2000)

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