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I. Introduction
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Volume IV: Persons and Family | Chapter 6 (1976): Creation of Relationships of Kinship

Completed in July 1975

Harry D. Krause

1. Kinship relations are the basic glue that holds society together. The same facts – nature, instinct and faits accomplis – underlie kinship relations everywhere. What a seemingly ideal subject for legal comparison! And so it would be if Rudolf von Iherin…

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Harry D. Krause, “I. 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 04 June 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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