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II. The Primitive Procedure of the First Middle Ages. V–XI Century
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Volume XVI: Civil Procedure | Chapter 2 (1973): History of European Civil Procedure

Completed in January 1971

R. C. van Caenegem

A. Introduction

6. Even in Roman times the Latin Pars Occidentis of the Empire had been inferior in culture and wealth and, after the transfer of the imperial seat to Constantinople, also in political power, to the Greek Pars Orientis. Then Roman withdrawal and Germanic conquest and occupation led to a general decline in the economic, institutional and intellectual fi…

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R. C. van Caenegem, “II. The Primitive Procedure of the First Middle Ages. V–XI Century”, 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 January 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-4021_IECO_COM_160202>
First published online: 2018



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