Celebrar lo imposible (Global Perspectives on Legal History, 18)
El Código Civil en el régimen jurídico de la propiedad: Córdoba entre fines del siglo XIX y comienzos del XX
The author analyses the operability of the code and the consequences that the enactment of this body of norms generated in society. She especially examines the impact that the Civil Code had on the processes of legal transition from a communal form of ownership – namely by indigenous communities – to private ownership.
Her analysis abandons a legalistic view of law by drawing on a wide range of sources to analyze both national and provincial developments. This dual perspective allows for a better understanding of the interpretation and implementation of the Argentine Civil Code in the provinces, but also stimulates a more general reflection on codification in federal contexts. The result is a multifaceted account that highlights the role of a particular provincial institution, the Topographic Department, and of a type of legal technical knowledge, land surveying, in rendering abstract property titles concrete.