Jacques de Saint Victor is a French historian of law and political ideas, colledge professor and literary critic.
He began his career as a lawyer and lecturer at the Sorbonne, and then became a journalist at Figaro Économie. In 1996, after his Ph. D. in the history of law, he started working at the university, while remaining a writer for the Figaro littéraire.
Author of numerous books on the history of political ideas, including liberal thought, the crisis of democracy and populism, the legal systems and organized crime, he is a member of the editorial board and co-editor-in-chief of the magazine Cités, and a member of the editorial board of the Revue des deux Mondes. Since 2009, he is a professor at the University Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint-Denis. His research also focuses on the legal history of globalization. In addition to this, Jacques de Saint Victor works as a visiting professor at the Università degli Studi Roma Tre. He is a member of the French Association of Political History Historians (AFHIP) and the Association of Historians of Law Schools.
Some of his famous works are Couple interdit (2006), Critique des nouvelles servitudes (2007), Un pouvoir invisible : Les Mafias et la Société démocratique (XIXème-XXIème siècle) (2012), Via Appia, Voyage sur la plus ancienne route d’Italie (2016).