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Constitutional law
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1. In general

Constitutional law emerged as a distinct field of law in the 18th century, when the legal systems of Europe became subdivided into private law or civil law, civil procedure, criminal law, criminal procedure, and administrative law (German Polizeyrecht and political laws). Like private and criminal law in particular, at least in Continental Europe, constitutiona…

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Brauneder, Wilhelm, “Constitutional law”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 19 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_029558>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20170206



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