Prof. Sara Menzinger di Preussenthal
Courses and Seminars:
Sara Menzinger teaches Medieval Legal History in the Faculty of Jurisprudence, University of “Roma 3”, having previously studied Medieval Legal History in the Universities of “Rome 1” and Turin, and in the Max-Planck-Institut für Europäische Rechtsgeschichte of Frankfurt am Main. She devoted her first studies to legal political thought in Italian Medieval cities and to the role played by lawyers in urban institutions (Giuristi e politica nei comuni di Popolo, 2006.). The edition of one of the oldest Medieval treatises on public law (La Summa Trium Librorum of Rolandus of Lucca, 2012), allowed her to study in depth the dialogue between Medieval legal doctrine and old Roman texts. The reading of old public law works attracted her attention on Medieval theories on citizenship, and especially on the interactions between the definition of citizens and tax regulations (Cittadinanze medievali. Dinamiche di appartenenza a un corpo comunitario, 2017). Recently, she has devoted her research to the concept of legal fiction and the creation of a different concept of legal fiction in Medieval canon law.