Bernhard Diestelkamp (born July 6, 1929 in Magdeburg ) is a German legal historian . From 1968 to 1994 he taught as a full professor for legal history and civil law at the University of Frankfurt am Main . He is one of the leading German legal historians.
Live and act
Diestelkamp is the son of the State Archives Director Adolf Diestelkamp and Irene Diestelkamps, née Funck. He attended the schools Marienstiftsgymnasium in Stettin, the Wilhelmgymnasium in Hamburg and the Archigymnasium Soest . After graduating from high school in 1949 at Archigymnasium Soest, he studied law at the universities of Cologne , Göttingen and Freiburg from 1949 to 1959 . He passed his state exams in 1951 and 1960. In 1961 he received his doctorate in Freiburg, where he also completed his habilitation in 1967 . In the same year he became a full professor for civil law and German legal history at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main , where he taught until his retirement in 1994. Since 2012 he has been a sub-project manager in the Frankfurt LOEWE focus "Extrajudicial and judicial conflict resolution".
Diestelkamp focuses on the German legal history of the Middle Ages and the early modern period. In 1973 he founded the series “Sources and Research on the Supreme Jurisdiction in the Old Kingdom”, in which more than seventy volumes have appeared so far. Since 1988 he has been issuing the "Documentary Regulations on the Activities of the German Royal and Court Court until 1451".
He is deputy chairman of the Frankfurt Historical Commission and corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences and Literature Mainz (since 1994), honorary member of the International Commission for Urban History , member of the Hessian Historical Commission Darmstadt . The University of Lund awarded him an honorary doctorate. In 2019, he was awarded the Lotte plaque, the highest cultural award in the city of Wetzlar , for his research on the Reich Chamber of Commerce .
Diestelkamp has been married since 1958 and has two children. He lives in Göttingen.
- The city privileges of Duke Otto's child, first Duke of Braunschweig-Lüneburg. (1204–1252) (= sources and presentations on the history of Lower Saxony. Vol. 59, ) Lax, Hildesheim 1961.
- The feudal right of the County of Katzenelnbogen. (13th century to 1479). A contribution to the history of the late medieval German feudal law, in particular to its examination of Northern Italian legal concepts (= studies on German state and legal history. NF Vol. 11, ). Scientia-Verlag, Aalen 1969 (Freiburg (Breisgau), University, habilitation paper, 1966/1967).
- Is there a Freiburg charter from 1120? A contribution to the comparative city history of the Middle Ages as well as to the diplomacy of high medieval city privileges. Erich Schmidt, Berlin 1973, ISBN 3-503-00720-2 .
- The Reich Chamber the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation (= series of publications by the Society for Reich Chamber . Issue 1, ) (Unchanged version of the lecture of December 7, 1984 in the town hall at the cathedral in Wetzlar). Society for Reich Chamber Court Research, Wetzlar 1985.
- with Hartmut Harthausen and Georg Schmidt von Rhein: The Reich Chamber Court Museum Wetzlar. Society for Reich Chamber Court Research, Wetzlar 1987 (2nd expanded edition. 1997)
- Legal cases from the Old Kingdom. Memorable trials before the Reich Chamber of Commerce. CH Beck, Munich 1995, ISBN 3-406-39789-1 .
- The enforcement of the legal remedy of appellation in secular procedural law in Germany (= Academy of Sciences and Literature Mainz. Treatises of the humanities and social sciences class . 1998, No. 2). Franz Steiner, Stuttgart 1998, ISBN 3-515-07305-1 .
- Law and Judgment in the Holy Roman Empire (= Ius Commune. Special Issues: Studies on European Legal History. Vol. 122). Vittorio Klostermann, Frankfurt am Main 1999, ISBN 3-465-03037-0 .
- Legal history as contemporary history. Contributions to the legal history of the 20th century (= contemporary legal history. Department 1: General series. Vol. 6). Nomos-Verlags-Gesellschaft, Baden-Baden 2001, ISBN 3-7890-6585-4 .
- Social life at the court of the judge. Extended and modified version of the lecture of October 18, 2001 in the town hall at the cathedral in Wetzlar (= series of publications by the Society for Research on the Reich Chamber of Justice. Issue 29). Society for Reich Chamber Court Research , Wetzlar 2002, ISBN 3-935279-32-9 .
- with Wolfgang Benz : Everyday Justice in the Third Reich (= Fischer pocket books. 4396). Fischer-Taschenbuch-Verlag, Frankfurt am Main 1988, ISBN 3-596-24396-3 .
- Deeds of documents on the activity of the German royal and court courts until 1451. Volume 3: Bernhard Diestelkamp, Ute Rödel: The time of Rudolf von Habsburg. 1273–1291 (= sources and research on the highest jurisdiction in the old empire. Special series). Böhlau, Cologne et al. 1986, ISBN 3-412-05385-6 .
- Deeds to the activity of the German royal and court court until 1451. Volume 1: Bernhard Diestelkamp, Ekkehart Rotter: The time from Konrad I to Heinrich VI. 911–1197 (= sources and research on the highest jurisdiction in the old empire. Special series). Böhlau, Cologne et al. 1988, ISBN 3-412-11088-4 .
- with Michael Stolleis : lawyers at the University of Frankfurt am Main. Nomos Verlags-Gesellschaft, Baden-Baden 1989, ISBN 3-7890-1832-5 .
- The political function of the Reich Chamber Court (= sources and research on the highest jurisdiction in the old Reich. Vol. 24). Böhlau, Cologne et al. 1993, ISBN 3-412-07092-0 .
- with Klaus Flink: The Oberhof Kleve and its judges' sayings. Investigations on the Klever city law (= Klever archive. Vol. 15). Stadtarchiv Kleve, Kleve 1994, ISBN 3-922412-14-9 .
- with Zentaro Kitagawa, Josef Kreiner , Junichi Murakami, Knut Wolfgang Nörr, Nobuyoshi Toshitani: Between continuity and external determination. On the influence of the occupying powers on the German and Japanese legal system from 1945 to 1950. German-Japanese symposium in Tokyo from April 6 to 9, 1994. Mohr, Tübingen 1996, ISBN 3-16-146603-9 .
- with Ingrid Scheurmann: Peacekeeping and Legal Granting. Six articles on the history of the Imperial Court of Justice and the supreme jurisdiction in ancient Europe. AsKI, Wetzlar et al. 1997, ISBN 3-930370-05-0 .
- Contributions to the late medieval urban system (= urban research. Publications of the Institute for Comparative Urban History in Münster. Series A: Representations. Vol. 12). Böhlau, Cologne et al. 1982, ISBN 3-412-01381-1 .
- Research from files of the Reich Chamber Court (= sources and research on the highest jurisdiction in the Old Reich. Vol. 14). Böhlau, Cologne et al. 1984, ISBN 3-412-04684-1 .
- The Imperial Court of Justice at the end of the Old Kingdom and its continued operation in the 19th century (= sources and research on the highest jurisdiction in the Old Kingdom. Vol. 41). Böhlau, Cologne et al. 2002, ISBN 3-412-02302-7 .
- The Reich Chamber of Commerce. The way to its foundation and the first decades of its activity (1451–1527) (= sources and research on the highest jurisdiction in the Old Kingdom. Vol. 45). Böhlau, Cologne et al. 2003, ISBN 3-412-12703-5 .
- with Nils Jörn and Kjell Åke Modéer : Integration through law. The Wismar Tribunal. (1653–1806) (= sources and research on the highest jurisdiction in the old empire. Vol. 47). Böhlau, Cologne et al. 2003, ISBN 3-412-18203-6 .
- with Friedrich Battenberg : The protocol and judgment books of the Royal Court of Justice from the years 1465-1480. With vagaries and additions (= sources and research on the highest jurisdiction in the Old Kingdom. Vol. 44, 1–3). 3 volumes. Böhlau, Cologne et al. 2004, ISBN 3-412-12502-4 .
- Deeds for the activity of the German royal and court courts up to 1451. Volume 12: Ekkehart Rotter: The time of Wenzels. 1388–1392 (= sources and research on the highest jurisdiction in the old empire. Special series). Böhlau, Cologne et al. 2008, ISBN 978-3-412-20160-9 .
- Kürschner's German Scholars Calendar. Bio-bibliographical directory of contemporary German-speaking scientists. Volume 1: A - G. 22nd edition. Saur, Munich 2009, ISBN 978-3-598-23629-7 , p. 697.
- Nils Jörn, Haik Thomas Porada (Hrsg.): The world and reality of life of the nobility in the Baltic Sea region. Ceremony for the 80th birthday of Bernhard Diestelkamp (= series of publications by the David Mevius Society. Vol. 5). Dr. Kovač, Hamburg 2009, ISBN 978-3-8300-4600-4 .
- Literature by and about Bernhard Diestelkamp in the catalog of the German National Library
- Books and essays by Bernhard Diestelkamp in the Opac of the Regesta Imperii
- Bernhard Diestelkamp's vita on the website of the Frankfurt Historical Commission
- Bernhard Diestelkamp on the website of the Frankfurt LOEWE focus 'Extrajudicial and judicial conflict resolution'
- Member of Bernhard Diestelkamp at the Academy of Sciences and Literature Mainz
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German legal historian|
|DATE OF BIRTH||July 6, 1929|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Magdeburg|