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Edition of lecture notes


Edition of lecture notes from the late 18th century on the old Renish Law and from the early 19th century on Roman Law

Start date: 01.01.1999
Funded by: Universität Augsburg
Local project leader: Professor Dr. Christoph Becker

Abstract

Heinrich Gottfried Wilhelm Daniels (1754-1827) ranked among the most important late 18th and early 19th century jurists and scholars of law. Besides working as an advocate and as a member of several superior courts of law in “Kurköln”, the historical electoral province of Cologne, he gave lectures in Bonn and Cologne on the fundamentals and essential references of the law applicable at that time. These lectures, which he had delivered before entering the French and Prussian services, are documented by lecture notes which are scientific-critically edited and commented at the Law Chair. Friedrich Carl von Savigny (1779 - 1861), a Berlin-based professor, Prussian State Councillor, judge and royal minister and founder of the “Historic School of Law” is regarded as the jurist who had the most lasting influence on the further 19th century German history of law. The notes on his lectures on Roman law of obligations are edited and commented.

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