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Testamentary Formalities in Early Modern Europe

Nils Jansen

in Comparative Succession Law

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780199696802
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191732065 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696802.003.0002
Testamentary Formalities in Early Modern Europe

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This chapter demonstrates the over-complexity of the law relating to testamentary formalities in early modern law. The discussion is based on the characteristic interplay between Roman law, Canon law, and local law. It covers wills and codicils, the forms of wills, and internal formalities.

Keywords: early modern law; Roman law; Canon law; local law; wills; codicils; internal formalities

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Subjects: Company and Commercial Law

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