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1. Definition

Legisprudence, corresponding to the German field of Legistik (the study of law, particularly Roman law) exists as a subdiscipline of legal history only in Germany and was coined in the 1970s to complement Kanonistik, the study of canon law (Ecclesiastical law). Legisprudence focuses on the study of texts influenced by Roman law from the age of ius commune, which is called the era of Gemeines Recht in German terminology (13th–17th cen…

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Lepsius, Susanne, “Legisprudence”, 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 28 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_023233>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190801

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