World Society of Mixed Jurisdictions Jurists

Du Plessis, P. (Speaker)

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'Legal Transfers and Mixed Jurisdictions: An Historical Example': This paper is concerned with the history of the right to sublet in the context of the development of legal science in Western Europe. It investigates the origin of this right in Roman law and the problems surrounding it context. After establishing the historical foundations of the right to sublet, this paper examines the way in which this legal rule was incorporated into the medieval ius commune – that body of learned law consisting of Roman law, canon law and customary law. The medieval rule on subletting is traced through the history of German legal science until the enactment of the German Civil Code in 1900. The aim of this paper is to contribute to the history of the law of lease in Western Europe, a topic on which very little research has been done.
PeriodJun 2007
Event typeConference
LocationEdinburgh, United Kingdom