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The Kameralprozess (“cameral procedure”) is the term used to describe the trial procedure of the Reichskammergericht established in 1495. It was a special form of the general ordinary civil procedure, as set forth by medieval Italian jurists and especially in the Speculum iudiciale (1271-1291; “judicial mirror”) of Guilelmus Durantis. On contrast to scholarly law, the Kameralprozess retained the separation of judge and jurors that was typical of the German Middle Ages. The royal chamber court (Kammergericht) of the 15th century was heavily influenced by the procedural law of iu…

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Oestmann, Peter, “Kameralprozess”, 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_SIM_021864>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190124

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