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Legal Structures
(783 words)

In 1956, in his short Geschichte der Gesetzgebung in Deutschland (History of Legislation in Germany), W. Ebel expounded an influential typology of medieval law, proposing that the ruling (Weisung), statute (Satzung), and decree (Rech…

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Herbert Kalb, “Legal Structures”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages. Consulted online on 21 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_bema_SIM_033738>
First published online: 2016



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