Codex Iuris Bavarici Criminalis
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Prince-elector Maximilian III Joseph's intention to give the Electorate of Bavaria “a complete, new codex iuris patrii” (“codification of ancestral law”) was first realized in 1751 with the promulgation of the Codex juris Bavarici criminalis (CJBC),  a criminal code. It was authored by the Justizjurist and Geheime Ratskanzler Wiguläus Xaverius Aloysius Freiherr von Kreittmayr, a dazzling personality in Bavarian politics. The plan to codify the entirety of the law in a comprehensive Codex Maximilianeus was continued in 1753 with a code of civil procedure (Codex juris Bavarici …

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Schlosser, Hans, “Codex Iuris Bavarici Criminalis”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 23 June 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_SIM_018099>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20170206



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