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Statute book(s)
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The genre of statute books emerged against the background of intense legislative activity (Legislation) and the blossoming of jurisprudence in the 16th century. Early collections in the Holy Roman Empire (Sammlungen der Reichsabschiede, Corpus recessum imperii, beginning in 1501) and its neighbors (France, beginning in 1515) were followed by statute books in the German territories (Territory), beginning with Saxony in 1573. The heyday of statute books arrived in the 18th century: Prussia began to publish the Corpus Constitutionum Marchicarum in 1737; in the Habsburg m…

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Kohl, Gerald, “Statute book(s)”, 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 23 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_SIM_020128>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180208



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