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Pandectics
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1. Definition

Pandectics or pandectistics is a collective term for the 19th-century German study of Roman civil law based almost exclusively on the ancient Roman legal sources – the pandects or digests (Corpus iuris civilis; see Ius commune) of Justinian (Roman law, studies of). The German Historical School prior to 1848, which is often included, had other philosophical and religious premises and a different methodological program.

The differences are clearly expressed in R. von Jhering’s 18…

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Haferkamp, Hans-Peter, “Pandectics”, 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 18 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_025220>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200721



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