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customary law

Overview page. Subjects: Law — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

(traditional cultures)

The traditional law of indigenous peoples, generally oral, sometimes narrative or based on established performative practice, including song and dance,...

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feudalism

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A strictly hierarchical political and economic system in which land is granted in return for military or labour services.

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reception

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

In legal history, the term ‘Reception’ denotes the gradual process whereby Roman law, together with a measure of canon law and Lombard feudal law, was absorbed into the legal systems ...

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Reichskammergericht

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

Imperial Cameral Court of the *(Holy) Roman Empire, created by the Diet of Worms in 1495. The first supreme court of the empire to be independent from the emperor, the ...

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Silesia

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

A prosperous area in central Europe, which from 1763 until 1918 was divided between Prussia, which controlled over 80 per cent of the territory, and Austria. After World War I, following a...

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