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Prussian Civil Code
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The Prussian Civil Code (Preußisches Allgemeines Landrecht) went into effect on Jun 1, 1794, as a law code for the unified Prussian monarchy. It was drafted at the behest of Frederick the Great by the new chancellor, Casimir v. Carmer (1780); among those contributing to its content, Carl Gottlieb Svarez and Ernst Ferdinand Klein stand out. Completed in 1791, after Frederick’s death, it was to have taken effect in 1792 as the Allgemeines Gesetzbuch für die Preußischen Staaten [Civil code for the Prussian states]. Not least in reaction to the French Revoluti…

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Link, Christoph, “Prussian Civil Code”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 26 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_024677>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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