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I. The Family and the Law
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Volume IV: Persons and Family | Chapter 1 (1974): Introduction

Completed in November 1972

M. Rheinstein

Max Rheinstein1

A. The Present Volume

1. Content. – This volume, the fourth of the International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law, is entitled “Persons and the Family”. In its main part it will deal with Family Law. Topics which in Civil Law countries are frequently discussed under such headings as Law of Natural Persons, Personal Status or statut personnel

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M. Rheinstein, “I. The Family and the 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 27 March 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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