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Cinq codes
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The Cinq Codes are five codifications that were hastily issued between 1804 and 1810, not only during the reign of Napoleon I, but to some extent under his influence. They encompassed judicial law, that is, the law applied by the courts. The Napoleonic Code, or Code Civil of 1804, regulated civil law (Private law), the Code de Commerce of 1807 dealt specifically with Commercial law, the Code de la Procédure Civil of 1806 law of civil procedure. Finally, the Code Pénal contained Criminal law (1810) and the Code d'Instruction Criminelle the law of criminal procedure (1…

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Brauneder, Wilhelm, “Cinq codes”, 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 01 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_SIM_024533>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160907

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