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III. Differentiation and Internationalization
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Volume III: Private International Law | Chapter 3 (1986): Fundamental Approaches

Completed on 30 Nov. 1985

Gerhard Kegel

8. Savigny.1 – In 1849, at the age of 70, Friedrich Carl von Savigny (1779–1861) published the eighth volume of his “System des heutigen Römischen Rechts”.2 It deals with private international law and, much more cursorily, with intertemporal law.

Savigny based himself on Wächter and Story. Like Wächter, he rejected the doctrine of the statutists. Like Story and Wächter he made some brief observations concerning the fundamental principles of private in…

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Gerhard Kegel, “III. Differentiation and Internationalization”, 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 10 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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