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I. General Introduction
(3,644 words)

Volume XVI: Civil Procedure | Chapter 2 (1973): History of European Civil Procedure

Completed in January 1971

R. C. van Caenegem

A. Chronological and Geographical Limits

1. The aim of this historical introduction is to present the main lines of development of civil procedure from the end of roman rule in western Europe to the great codificat…

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R. C. van Caenegem, “I. General Introduction”, 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 03 June 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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