Otto Hintze, Storia costituzionale e amministrativa degli Stati moderni, ed. by Gabriele Coltorti

In this book, the lectures on the constitutional and administrative history of Italy from the Middle Ages to the Modern Age given by German historian Otto Hintze from the final years of the 19th century up until 1920 have been published. The texts formed part of the preparatory material for the "Allgemeine Verfassungs- und Verwaltungsgeschichte der Neueren Staaten" that the author had intended to publish, but which remained incomplete. Innovative elements to be mentioned include Hintze's comparative method, in which orders and systems in different territories and eras are considered in order to outline a "typology" of institutions, and an analysis of the their historical development, focusing on changes in terms of functions and structures.

Ricerche dell'Istituto Storico Germanico di Roma

17: Otto Hintze, Storia costituzionale e amministrativa degli Stati moderni: l'Italia medievale e moderna. Trascrizione del manoscritto in lingua tedesca e traduzione italiana, ed. by Gabriele Coltorti, Roma: Viella 2022 (297 pp.), ISBN: 979-12-5469-207-3.