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Humanism, legal
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1. In general

The rise of legal Humanism during the broader humanist movement led to a methodological controversy among jurists (Jurisprudence) over the reception of ius commune (Roman civil law) in the late 15th century. Advocates of this new methodology based on textual criticism sought to restore the late antique codifications of the reign of Justinian I (the Corpus iuris civilis; cf. Ius commune) to their original form.

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Deflers, Isabelle, “Humanism, legal”, 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 April 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_021142>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180915

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