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Ius Germanicum privatum (German private law)
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1. Definition

Beginning around the early 18th century, ius Germanicum privatum (“German private law”) was regarded as the indigenous German or Germanic parts of private law. The concept thus had a deliberately narrower scope than private law, as the general meaning of the words – the totality of all German private law norms – suggests. It presumed the existence of private law norms that had arisen independently of ius comm…

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Klippel, Diethelm, “Ius Germanicum privatum (German private 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 20 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_018271>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190124



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