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Prefatory Note
(986 words)

Volume I: National Reports 1973

Viktor Knapp Chief Editor

1. The first volume of the Encyclopedia consists of a series of reports on the legal systems of every country throughout the world. Its object is to provide a concise outline of the basic principles of each country’s legal system, including its constitutional system and sources of law, with particular emphasis on private and commercial law. In determining the structure of the present volume, the Chief Editor and the Responsible Editor have conside…

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Viktor Knapp, “Prefatory Note”, 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 09 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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