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Max Planck Institute for European Legal History (Max-Planck-Institut für europäische Rechtsgeschichte)

Institution Max Planck Institute for European Legal History
Location Frankfurt am Main
Themes transnational comparison, developments in European law
Orientation historical and theoretical basic research on European legal development
Founded 1964

© Max-Planck-Institut The Max Planck Institute for European Legal History is a non-university research institute that deals with historical comparative law and the evolution of European legal systems from antiquity until well into the 20th century.

Flexible Research

Both German and foreign researchers from a wide range of disciplines and methodological approaches conduct their studies at the institute. One important tool for researchers and guests from around the world is the institute's library with its almost 400,000 volumes. With its abundant collection of source works and secondary literature on the history of law in Europe, it ranks as one of the world's most important libraries on legal history. The institute is of great significance for all internationally active institutions for historical research and legal policy.
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