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Civil procedure
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1. Basic elements

Civil procedure is a legally regulated trial procedure for settling  private law disputes peacefully in a court of law. Although the rules of civil procedure were no more uniform in the early modern period than they are today, some broad tendencies may nonetheless be identified.

We must distinguish, on the one hand, between the regulations of the Reichskammergericht (see also Kameralprozess) and the southern and western German territories, which were influenced by learned Ro…

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Schlinker, Steffen, “Civil procedure”, 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 09 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_030829>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160907

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