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Constitutional history
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1. Definition

As understood today, the term constitutional history includes both the actual historical development of constitutions and its historiography. Constitutional history is a subdivision of both jurisprudence and historical science. In jurisprudence it is considered as an independent field of law or as part of legal history or public law (La…

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Grothe, Ewald, “Constitutional history”, 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 02 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_029549>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20170206

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