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I. Civil Law
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Volume VI: Property and Trust | Chapter 2 (1976): Structural Variations in Property Law

Civil Law: Completed in June 1972

Jacob H. Beekhuis, Frederick H. Lawson, Viktor Knapp, Kwamena Bentsi-Enchill, J. Norman D. Anderson, J. Duncan M. Derrett, T. B. Smith

Jacob H. Beekhuis1

1. Introduction. – (1) Roman origins. – Since the civil law systems derive in great part from roman law, as it was put into force and interpreted in most of continental europe during the Middle Ages and in modern times until the nineteenth century, they are more or less influenced by roman law. That influence is partic…

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Jacob H. Beekhuis, “I. Civil Law”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 31 May 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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