Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Special Issue: Brazilian Civil Code of 1916

We have learned of the publication last year of a special issue of the journal of the Instituto Histórico e Geográfico Brasileiro commemorating the centennial of the first Brazilian Civil Code (1916).  Legal historians from Brazilian, German, Argentinian, Austrian and Peruvian universities contributed to the special issue, which was organized by Professor Airton Seelaender, Universidade de Brasília.  Essays discuss the creation of the code (including contributions from Miloš Vec and Jan Dirk Harke on its debt to pandectistics), as well as the code’s impact on Brazilian law, politics and economy.  H/t: Patrícia Soster Bortolotto