Volume III: Private International Law | Chapter 3 (1986): Fundamental Approaches
Completed on 30 Nov. 1985
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…