Piero Calamandrei

Piero Calamandrei (Florence, 21 April 1889 – Florence, 27 September 1956) was an Italian author, jurist, soldier, university professor and politician. He was one of Italy's leading authorities on the law of civil procedure.

After studies in Pisa and Rome, Calamandrei assumed a professorship at the law school at the University of Messina in 1915. He fought as a volunteer in the 218th infantry regiment in World War I, rising to the rank of captain, and turning down a further promotion to resume teaching. In 1918, he resumed teaching at the University of Modena, then went on to teach at the law school in Siena, and finally, in Florence. His notable works include ''La cassazione civile'' (Appellate Review of Civil Judgments) (1920) and ''Studi sul processo civile'' (1930). He also co-founded the journals ''Rivista di diritto processuale'' (1924), ''Il foro toscano'' (The Tuscan Courts) (1926) and ''Il Ponte'' (The Bridge) (1945), and participated in the 1942 revision of the Italian code of civil procedure.

Calamandrei was highly critical of Italian fascism; he signed, for instance, Benedetto Croce's 1925 Manifesto of Anti-Fascist Intellectuals and was linked to the Florentine journal ''Non mollare!'' (Don't Give Up!) published between January and October 1925. After the fall of the fascist regime in 1943, the Allies named him rector of the University of Florence. He was elected to the Constituent Assembly in 1945 and, as a Social Democrat, to the National Assembly in 1948.

On 4 December 1952, Calamandrei also penned the antifascist poem, [http://www.partigiano.net/gt/calamandrei_kesserling.asp ''Lapide ad ignominia''] ("A monument to ignominy"). The German general Albert Kesselring who was responsible for various war crimes during the Nazi occupation of Italy had been sentenced to death, a sentence that was later commuted. When Kesselring was freed, he refused to repent for his crimes and claimed the Italians ought to build him a monument for his good work there. Calamandrei responded with this poem, stating that if Kesselring returned, he would indeed find a monument but one stronger than stone and comprising Italian resistance fighters who "willingly took up arms, to preserve dignity, not to promote hate, and who decided to fight back against the shame and terror of the world." Calamandrei's poem appears in monuments in the towns of Cuneo and Montepulciano. Provided by Wikipedia
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El procedimiento monitorio
Derecho y Cs. Sociales
by Calamandrei, Piero
Published 1946
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by Calamandrei, Piero
Published 1950
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Costruire la democrazia
Derecho y Cs. Sociales
by Calamandrei, Piero
Published 1945
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Studi sul processo civile
Derecho y Cs. Sociales
by Calamandrei, Piero
Published 1934
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Studi sul processo civile
Derecho y Cs. Sociales
by Calamandrei, Piero
Published 1947
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by Calamandrei, Piero
Published 1945
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Estudios sobre el proceso civil
Derecho y Cs. Sociales
by Calamandrei, Piero
Published 1945
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by Calamandrei, Piero
Published 1943
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by Calamandrei, Piero
Published 1936
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Elogio de los jueces
Derecho y Cs. Sociales
by Calamandrei, Piero
Published 1997
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Cassazione civile
Derecho y Cs. Sociales
by Calamandrei, Piero
Published 1920
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El procedimiento monitorio
Derecho y Cs. Sociales
by Calamandrei, Piero
Published 1946
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Demasiados abogados
Derecho y Cs. Sociales
by Calamandrei, Piero
Published 1926
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by Calamandrei, Piero
Published 1943
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by Calamandrei, Piero
Published 1990
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by Calamandrei, Piero, 1889-1956.
Published 1961
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La casación civil
Biblioteca Mayor
by Calamandrei, Piero, 1889-1956.
Published 1945
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