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Feudal law
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1. Definition and origins

The basis for the state of feudal law in the early modern period was laid in the Middle Ages; its development was virtually complete by 1500 and it remained in force until the 19th century. Together with territorial law, municipal law, and manorial law (see Weistum), feudal law was one of the areas of law that constituted the general legal order of European states. The relationshi…

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Brauneder, Wilhelm, “Feudal law”, 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 08 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_023249>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180126

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