Badisches Landrecht
(815 words)

1. Origins and scope

The legal system of Baden, which became a grand duchy upon joining the Confederation of the Rhine in 1806, was highly fragmented on account of successive expansions of its original territory since 1803 (see also Reichsdeputationshauptschluss). New efforts to construct a unified state were complemented by the goal of creating a “general” national law for Baden - a Badisches Landrecht - which would both be a modern summary of existing civil la…

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Neschwara, Christian, “Badisches Landrecht”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Executive editor of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy. Consulted online on 23 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160321

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